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AVP led a £5 million ($6.7 million) funding round for hackajob, a London-based tech startup which helps technical talent find their next job through human expertise and AI.

AVP led a $12 million Series B round of funding for K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities.

AVP led a CHF 2M financing round for the Swiss-based cybersecurity startup Futurae Technologies, recognized for its comprehensive and innovative authentication portfolio.

AXA Venture Partners leads round with participation from existing investors Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, and Omidyar Ventures


AMBLER, PA., May 2, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Phenom People, the leader in Talent Relationship Marketing (TRM), announced that it has raised $22 million in Series B funding led by AXA Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, and Omidyar Ventures. Phenom People will use the funding for strategic growth initiatives, including accelerating product innovation and global expansion.

Phenom People’s Talent Relationship Marketing (TRM) Platform leverages artificial intelligence to help companies attract and engage candidates through personalized experiences. The platform provides a personalized career site experience for candidates with a real-time CRM, CMS, Campaign Management, Event Management, Talent Analytics and was recently expanded with the addition of chat bots and the internal mobility and referral application.

“Phenom People has built a market-leading technology platform that enables companies to win the war for talent,” said Alex Scherbakovsky, General Partner at AXA Venture Partners. “We are excited to partner with Mahe and his team to scale the company globally.”

“We are excited to have AXA Venture Partners join this latest round of funding because of their strong global reach and enterprise software expertise,” said Mahe Bayireddi, CEO and Co- founder of Phenom People. “This support from AXA Venture Partners and our existing partners, Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, and Omidyar Ventures will help us continue to expand the Phenom People Talent Relationship Marketing Platform and build more presence in international markets.”

The latest round of funding comes off or a record year of growth and Phenom People receiving numerous recognitions in 2017 including #277 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America, Gartner Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management, IDC Innovator, HROToday Tektonic Award in Talent Management and a Stevie Award for Employer of Year. Phenom People was also named a Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive Magazine. Phenom People also surpassed 120 customers including Fortune 500 Companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Cognizant, Express Scripts, General Motors, Kohl’s, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, and Whole Foods.

Phenom People previously raised $9 million from Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures, and Omidyar Ventures. The latest funding brings the total amount raised to $31 million.


About Phenom People

Phenom People, the leader in Talent Relationship Marketing, helps companies attract phenomenal talent through personalized digital experience. The Phenom People Talent Relationship Marketing platform automates the complex process of driving awareness, interest, engagement, and acquisition for qualified talent.

For more information, please visit www.phenompeople.com to learn more about Talent Relationship Marketing.

News follows the expansion into Asia in November and the launch of a $175 million fund of funds strategy which has recently invested in three top-tier venture capital funds.


AXA Strategic Ventures, the global venture capital firm, announces that from today the fund is rebranding and will be known as AXA Venture Partners.


AXA Venture Partners (“the Company”) is a $450 million venture capital firm backed by AXA, the leading global insurance and asset manager, investing in enterprise software and disruptive technology. Since launching in 2016, AXA Venture Partners has participated in 32 deals, making it the most active venture capital firm backed by an insurance company, according to Crunchbase (i). AVP investment scope covers a wide range of sectors, including: enterprise SaaS, digital health, consumer technologies and Fintech/Insurtech. Within these verticals, latest investments have been in AI and cybersecurity.

AXA Venture Partners (AVP) announces today a new investment in Goji, a leading investment manager and technology provider for the Direct Lending sector.


Goji, the specialist Direct Lending investment manager and platform, today announced it has secured an undisclosed multi-million pound funding round from investors including Anthemis’s Venture Fund 1 (AVF1) and AXA Venture Partners (AVP).

The round led by Anthemis, and AXA Venture Partners, further sets Goji apart from rivals and signals growing confidence in the company as a pioneer for Direct Lending assets in the financial adviser market.

François Robinet, Managing Partner at AXA Venture Partners, added: “We believe that the unique, integrated Direct Lending solutions provided by Goji will create real differentiation in the asset management industry and will contribute to position Direct Lending as a major asset class for investors. Goji’s platform, based on differential technology, allows intermediaries both to easily build and manage an alternative credit portfolio and to smoothly manage the back-office operations. In addition, the management team’s proven background in the fintech space is well placed to grow and scale the company.”

The funding will allow Goji to further develop its platform and product pipeline, including the Diversified P2P Lending Bond. Launched in January 2017, the Bond was the first in the UK to give investors access to a diversified portfolio of over 1,000 loans in an IFISA using Goji’s proprietary investment strategy. Alongside Goji’s platform, which provides a single point of access for advisers to Direct Lending products, the Bond allows advisers to access Direct Lending through a single vehicle. The Bond’s first 12 month results will be released at the end of January.

About Goji

Goji is a leading investment manager and technology provider for the Direct

Lending sector based in London. Goji was founded in 2015 to empower financial intermediaries to access Direct Lending with the clarity and rigour they expect from traditional structured products, and to help the asset class reach fulfil its potential by accessing new investor markets.

Los Altos, Calif. — December 7, 2017 — Contrast Security, the pioneer in enabling “selfprotecting” software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, today announced it has landed strategic corporate investments by AXA Venture Partners and Microsoft Ventures. This financing is a subsequent closing to Contrast’s Series C round announced in October 2017.

ForceManager, the first AI conversational sales assistant app for field sales teams, announced today a Series B investment worth $12m led by AXA Venture Partners. Additional support will be provided by existing investors Nauta Capital, Sabadell, SIE and Histemi. The funds will be used to drive international expansion and continued investment in field sales facing AI technology.

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AXA Venture Partners (AVP) announces today it has participated with Idinvest, Kima Ventures and Allianz’s strategic fund (InnovAllianz) in a €6m round of financing for Tanker, the first “Encryption as a Service” platform for SaaS editors.

“Security is becoming a key element in businesses’ digitisation strategies and is now a fully integrated part of the applications used by every firm, from multinationals to start-ups and SMEs, rather than just the nth layer of additional infrastructure,” explains Guillaume Pontallier, co-founder of Tanker. “This capital increase confirms the growing need for a business that can offer SaaS developers a security standard that is simple to integrate, certified and therefore reassuring for their users,” he continues.


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