TechInAfrica – The Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has acquired Giraffe, a mobile recruitment platform based in South Africa.
Existing users of Giraffe joined in June during the direct service transfer to Harambee.
Giraffe’s CEO Anish Shivdasani said, “We are thrilled to be integrating our platform with Harambee as part of the SA Youth initiative, which is by far the largest ever coordinated effort to tackle the scourge of youth unemployment in SA. Together with Harambee, Giraffe will be able to impact far more young people and businesses than we could have done alone.”
Harambee CEO Maryana Iskander added, “We have always applauded Giraffe’s focus on inclusion and access in their product design and are thrilled to leverage this as we celebrate Youth Month and expand the reach of the SA Youth platform.”
Giraffe was founded in 2015 and is an automated job search on entry and mid-level skill sets. It won the best startup in Seedstars World award and has received funding from Silicon Valley VC Omidyar Network, FirstRand’s Vumela Fund, UNICEF, Forever Young Capital, and Catapult Trust. It provides a free CV-maker service and free educational courses.