Meet our portfolio: Talent Tribe - Accelerating Asia

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Tell us a little bit about TalentTribe?

TalentTribe is a job search platform that helps millennials research different companies & careers. Get an inside look into different companies' culture, office, people and day-to-day work life. Apply for jobs & internships. Access killer resources to level up your job search & career game.

Employers we work with include companies like Singtel, Changi Airport Group, Phillips, Shopee, and more. We help them build their employer brand so they can win over the right talent, and gain access to over 100,000 early-career job seekers in Singapore.

How was the idea for TalentTribe generated?

In our final semester at SMU, many of our peers faced the Quarter Life Crisis – as with 83% of millennials in Singapore. We decided to do something about it and organised an event called the TalentTribe Summit.

Over 5 Saturdays, a group of about 50 hand-picked students attended a series of career workshops, received mentoring from industry professionals, and toured different companies’ offices. It was a big hit.

When we dug into what the participants loved, it was the actionable career tips, hearing what different industries are like, inside-scoop stories about different companies from their mentors, and checking out different companies’ offices.

That’s when we realised there was a huge information gap in today’s job search process that does not provide jobseekers with the information they really need to make the right career decision. That’s how we got the idea of TalentTribe to scale up these ‘insider stories’ and office tours through an immersive online experience.

This fit right in with how employers were looking for new ways to engage & attract a new generation of jobseekers, because of the increased churn among younger employees and increased competition for good or niche talent. These are also factors that have fuelled the growth of the Employer Branding industry.

Who is the team behind TalentTribe?

We have an amazing team across Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and The Philippines who are on a mission to reinvent job search for a new generation of jobseekers.

Driving the team are ourselves, female founders Sharon and Stephenie. After graduating from SMU, we turned down full-time job offers to pursue the path less travelled.

We saw how many early-career professionals lacked the information they needed about the employers to make the right career decisions, and often ended up dissatisfied and jaded with their careers. In turn, this left employers with poor hires and a high turnover.

Leveraging a deep understanding of the millennial audience and lessons learnt as second-time founders, we’re building one of the most-trusted job search sites in Asia.

What’s the outlook for the next 12-18 months for your startup?

The interesting thing about our position as a double-sided marketplace is that regardless of whether it’s an employer’s or employee’s market, there are opportunities for us to leverage for growth. We just have slightly different tactics in both markets.

With the Covid-19 situation, hiring volume has reduced across the board. But there are a lot of opportunities for us to better help jobseekers get through this difficult period, which is what we have been doing to aggressively grow our jobseeker base.

Our team is constantly thinking about how we emerge stronger – not just survive – the Covid-19 pandemic. And there are a number of plans in the pipeline we’re very excited about!

What new products has the company recently launched? Or what’s next?

Our team has been gearing up to launch our flagship TalentTribe Employer Brand Builder

We’ve taken all our know-how from working with employers like Sephora, Shopee, LEGO, Philips, EDB, and more, to design an intuitive online experience for companies to showcase their culture and authentic employee stories.

Specifically designed for startups from seed stage onwards, the Employer Brand Builder helps companies make the right candidates fall in love with their company, and be convinced to join them.

We’ve just released the waitlist for our closed beta. To ensure that we give each employer the best experience, ask some questions as part of the waitlist registration to better understand if we would be a good fit for you.

If you are keen to build a build a beautiful company feature that fits your brand, register for our closed beta here.

What was the highlight of being part of Accelerating Asia’s program?

There were several! The mentor networks we were able to get connected to, the other startups in our batch whom we’ve learnt so much from, and the trip to San Francisco were among the key highlights.

We met some of the most brilliant minds in the startup world during our trip to San Francisco, and were able to learn from the playbook of some of the best companies. There were so many takeaways we had that we applied into our business after that trip.

How did the Accelerating Asia Entrepreneur in Residence sessions help your startup and contribute to your growth?

There are so many situations you face as a founder where you just need someone who’s experienced something similar to point you in the right direction. Or give you a perspective you’ve never considered. Or provide some structure to the chaos. Or even lay out the specific steps to take that will work. That’s what the EIR sessions really did for us.

We loved the sessions so much we made a video as a thank you to one of our EIRs!

What resources do you have available?

We’ve got a number of useful resources for both employers and jobseekers. Here’s sharing some of the key highlights.

For employers:

  • If your company has open positions you’re hiring for, I invite you to create a TalentTribe employer account to post your jobs for free. Click here to get started.
  • Looking to hire fresh graduates? Find out how you can do so while only paying 20% of their salary.
  • Signup for our Employer Brand Builder closed beta waitlist to get access to a tool that helps you make candidates fall in love with your company ❤

For jobseekers:

  • If you are looking for a job, check out the employers actively hiring for full-time and internship positions on our job search platform.
  • Signup for our career newsletter and join over 10K+ jobseekers who are receiving killer content with actionable career tips fortnightly.
  • Career tips to help you level up your job search game, and thrive on the job.
  • Covid-19 Career Resources with curated best-of-the-best resources on companies still hiring, recession job hunting, work from home tips, mental wellness, and
  • Join our Telegram channel to get curated career opportunities, advice, events, polls, and more sent straight to your Telegram.

Talent Tribe were part of Accelerating Asia Cohort 1 and received investment from our early-stage VC fund.  During our last recruitment round for cohort 3, Accelerating Asia received 450 applications from over 25 countries and we have touchpoints with 2000+ startups per year.

If you’re interested in connecting with Talent Tribe, investing alongside us, meeting our portfolio companies, or just generally interested in talking to us about startup investing, please reach out and tell us a little bit about yourself.

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