Goodwall, a platform dedicated to changing the way young people develop professionally, has announced today two huge milestones: its close of a $10.8 million Series A round and reach of 1M+ users. The round is led by Randstad Innovation Fund and Manixer, strategic partners from the recruitment and higher education space. Additional investors include Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and Verve Capital Partners.
“We’re excited to support the Goodwall team in building a new segment with college and graduate demographics after their success in creating a unique and positive community to gain support, receive guidance and opportunities,” says Paul Jacquin, Managing Partner from Randstad Innovation Fund. “The level of engagement on Goodwall has been impressive and unique in its community aspect. We are thrilled to bring the platform to its next chapter of growth.”
Having launched in 2014, Goodwall has given youth the chance to maximize their potential and impact society positively by helping students find scholarships and job offers.
For all members on the platform, their experience begins with creating a professional profile that includes both experience and education. Then, depending on whether the member is a college student, graduate, or high school student, they are either connected to employers and internships or colleges and scholarships. Unlike other platforms that have unhelpful results due to the “one-click” applications, Goodwall ensures that candidates only receive relevant opportunities and employers only receive relevant screened candidates.
And the process doesn’t stop there.
Goodwall encourages members and employers to build genuine relationships by creating a positive community where all members guide and push each other forward.
“Our vision is to guide members’ to become the best versions of themselves and maximize their potential,” says Taha Bawa, co-founder and CEO of Goodwall. “Throughout a member’s career journey, we’ve got their back. We grow with them and support them to step out of their comfort zone and achieve more than they ever thought they could.”
In short, Goodwall’s network is founded on three pillars:
The New Resume – Members build their professional profiles based on their experience, showcasing their talents, achievements and skills with photos and videos.
The Community – Goodwall’s professional development community brings users together to get inspired, gain support and receive guidance.
Matching Talent – Goodwall connects members to a network of universities and employers for opportunities ranging from scholarships to full time jobs.
As a result of the new funding, Goodwall will continue to guide the next generation as it navigates the future of earning and learning.