Established in 2022, Seekr set out with the goal to transform talent acquisition through Web3 technologies. At its core, Seekr is a Web3 talent acquisition platform designed to bring a new level of transparency, ownership, and efficiency to the traditional recruitment model. Our vision is to create the deepest, most verifiably-qualified pool of talent in the market.
Progress & Traction:
To date, we have achieved:
- Over 315 successful placements with clients from startups to globally recognized brands such as TIME & FC Barcelona.
- Monetization initiation with a 48-72 hours placement turnaround.
- Distribution of our first Proof of Hire credential.
- Amassed a waitlist of over 1200 users, supported by a vibrant Web3 community.
Seekr Pitch Deck
Our immediate goal is closing our pre-seed funding round. We've secured $50,000 (USD) in hard commitments, with the total, including verbal commitments, reaching $110,000. The balance of our $300,000 target will be used to hire additional engineers, accelerating our development process.
Challenges & Opportunities:
Our primary challenge is scaling operations to meet the soaring demand for Web3 talent. We've been bootstrapping the business and an influx of capital would significantly facilitate team expansion. However, the opportunity landscape is vast. With crypto adoption skyrocketing by 800% YoY for the past 4 years, and job searches in the Web3 sector quadrupling over the last three years, the timing is ripe for Seekr. As over 25% of businesses are anticipated to transition to Web3 technologies, we're positioning ourselves as the go-to solution for talent acquisition in this flourishing domain.
What do they see as New Zealand's super power in setting up a Web3 business?
New Zealand boasts an extraordinary amalgamation of tech-savvy citizens, a thriving tech ecosystem, and a culture of innovation, providing a fertile ground for Web3 businesses. New Zealand's population shows a high degree of internet usage (89% as per Stats NZ, 2021), illustrating their readiness to engage with new technologies like Web3. Furthermore, the growing concern about individual privacy in the digital age (69% as per Stats NZ, 2021) makes our blockchain-powered platform, offering enhanced security, privacy, and control over personal data, even more attractive in this market. Lastly, the rise in non-traditional work arrangements (12.6% of the workforce as per Stats NZ, June 2021) suggests an untapped potential for platforms like Seekr that cater to gig workers and flexible work opportunities.
What does the Web3 New Zealand ecosystem need to thrive?
While New Zealand's innovative and tech-centric culture is a significant asset, the ecosystem could further prosper with enhanced public understanding of Web3 technologies. Greater regulatory clarity would also spur the development of Web3 businesses by providing a more predictable and stable operating environment. Finally, increasing investment in the sector would fuel innovation and the proliferation of Web3 solutions.Additionally, Seekr’s advanced matching algorithms and credential verification features aim to address the challenge faced by 47% of New Zealand employers struggling to find skilled workers. Our platform is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers and reshape the recruitment process. As the shift towards remote work intensifies post-pandemic, Seekr stands ready to connect job seekers with flexible work arrangements, further fueling the demand for innovative Web3 job marketplaces in New Zealand.
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Morgan Stone (CEO)
Cory Cherven (CTO)