closes £300,000 investment round from HBAN private investors and funds

Tuesday, 30th March 2021

Belfast-based applicant hiring software solution business has closed a £300,000 funding round which will be used to fuel further growth of its business across the UK and Ireland., has secured the investment from private investors through the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), alongside funding from the COVID-19 Equity Investment Fund (CEIF) and Co-Fund NI, part of Invest Northern Ireland’s Access to Finance portfolio.

Commercially launched in March 2020, the applicant hiring platform enables employers to recruit new staff in a streamlined, compliant and time-saving manner using a cloud-based platform that fully automates the sourcing, engagement, selection and hiring of job candidates.

It serves all industries regardless of size and it is already working with well-known brands such as Grant Thornton (NI), Firmus Energy, Tobermore, IOA, Bloc Blinds, Morrow Contracts, Blk Box, S&W Wholesale, Bathshack and Hastings Hotels, with 25 new customers signing up since the start of the year.

The business is backed by four local private investors including recruitment expert Gary Irvine, who is also acting as interim Chief Executive.

Gary Irvine said: “’s vision, in this digital age, is to save employers a great deal of time and money by fully automating the recruitment and hiring of their new staff. The company has ambitious growth plans and we are confident that we can disrupt the status quo by delivering a much better experience for both candidates and employers.

“SeeMeHired is already working with fantastic companies to streamline their hiring processes and help them fill roles in the smartest way possible. We have continued to grow through the pandemic and securing this new investment will now help us accelerate the next phase of the company’s development in the wider UK & Ireland markets.” has a number of innovative features, including a built-in diversity enabler to remove unconscious bias from the shortlisting process, a fully integrated video interviewing and management tool that ensures compliance and consistency across the selection process and a job distribution tool that enables employers to advertise and manage their vacancies across a wide range of sourcing channels anywhere in the world such as job boards, social media and recruitment agencies. provides real-time tracking information throughout the hiring process to both the employer and job applicant.

Jim Curran, the Programme Manager for HBAN in Northern Ireland, said: “It is great to see the team at continuing to grow the business and add new customers. This latest investment from HBAN, the CEIF and Co-Fund NI will help the company as it positions itself to make a concerted push into the UK & Ireland markets.”

HBAN is a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest NI, dedicated to the all-island promotion of business angel investment.  HBAN allows companies to pitch to angel investors for funding.  HBAN currently has over 600 registered business angels on the island of Ireland with over 100 registered in Northern Ireland. 

CEIF is a £5m fund that was launched by Invest NI as part of its Access to Finance portfolio. It helps qualifying early stage high-growth potential businesses in Northern Ireland access financing to progress their business plans and prepare for recovery from the effects of the pandemic and future growth.

Co-Fund NI is part of Invest NI’s Access to Finance portfolio and part funded by European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. Clarendon Fund Managers manages Co-Fund NI.

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