the story of Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle is a unique employer branding and hiring digital platform, combining exclusive content and technology to connect candidates and recruiters. On one side, they reinvent candidates’ job application experience, and on the other side, they allow companies to showcase their corporate culture and manage recruitments with an in-house ATS (Applicant Tracking System) through a simple subscription-based model. Founded in 2015 by Jérémy Clédat and Bertrand Uzeel, they quickly reached a leading position in France on employer branding, thanks to their modern UI and proprietary tech and content. They address a broad range of companies, from tech start-ups building awareness for their next key hires, to large corporates that need to communicate to the new work generation. Clipperton has been working with Welcome to the Jungle since end 2017, leading to a €7m series A round in 2018 with XAnge Private Equity, Bpifrance and Kima Ventures. The following year, as the company was over-performing the Business Plan and had successfully kick-started international development, WTTJ decided to appoint Clipperton to raise a new financing round in order to accelerate its European deployment and develop new products. This resulted in a €20m round led by Gaia Capital Partners, first investment for this newly formed growth fund focused on companies with a positive environmental or societal impact. Today, Welcome to the Jungle’s solution is used by over 2,500 companies, including in Spain and in Czech Republic. WTTJ has offices in France, Spain and Czech Republic. Up next, the company is going to expand to Germany and the U.K.

Innovators:Bertrand Uzeel & Jérémy Clédat

In 2015, Bertrand & Jérémy co-founded Welcome to the Jungle, a multichannel media company that aims to inspire every individual to thrive in their professional lives. Friends for around 10 years, they co-founded a first company in 2012, Verso Productions, a digital video production agency.

Bertrand started his career as a music composer, then moved towards video production. In parallel of its role at WTTJ, Bertrand is an active investor in multiple companies (a.o., trustfolio, Encore). Jérémy, ESCP graduate, previously worked at Creadev and Audacia in Venture Capital, where he was in touch with many start-ups with recruitment/employer branding issues.

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