Randstad Innovation Fund

Randstad Holding launched the Randstad Innovation Fund in 2014 to invest in and collaborate with innovative HR and talent technology companies that will help accelerate the impact of talent for the customers we work with every day.

Keeping pace with the fast-evolving HR tech market ensures future-focused, innovative solutions for driving efficiencies in HR processes, faster and deeper access to critical talent, brings fresh answers to HR challenges, and creates new possibilities to quantify the human contribution to business success. Our global innovation board continuously explores the market for developments in a range of areas, including social sourcing, recruitment marketing, talent assessment, freelancing platforms, mobile solutions, virtual solutions, gamification, and analytics.

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our portfolio

The Randstad Innovation Fund focuses on social sourcing, online platforms, virtual solutions, gamification, and big data analytics. Below you'll find an overview of our current investment portfolio.


Checkster enables organizations to make better talent decisions using the new science of collective intelligence and ubiquity of social networks to deliver fast, accurate social ratings. Checkster gives organizations increased insights in new hire decisions and employee promotions. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Checkster’s products are chosen by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services. The company aims to improve employee participation by increasing job fit and reduce hiring risks.

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VONQ is Europe’s largest provider for online recruitment marketing services. Using recruitment data and insights, innovative tools and recruitment marketing knowlege, VONQ helps customers recruit better. VONQ launched Qandidate.com in 2013. Qandidate.com is a free recruitment platform where clients create a career site, market vacancies and track applicants. Its recommendation engine provides advice to the users on the most relevant online channels to use.

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RolePoint is an employee referral software which maximizes engagement and streamlines referrals experience for employees. It is where technology, engineering and world class advisory come together for the next generation of talent acquisition.

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Twago is Europe's leading platform for connecting clients with contractors. It is a multi-language online outsourcing community. With 225,000 experts in over 190 countries, it is Europe's largest freelancer marketplace.

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Gigwalk is a local visibility software platform that harnesses an on-demand mobile workforce to provide real-time business intelligence. With advanced analytics and tools to manage a mobile workforce, leading brands and retailers use Gigwalk to gather in-store data, direct resources and drive in-store sales.

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Brazen helps organizations create better engagement through chat-based online events. More than 150 customers including Raytheon, Amtrak and Gannett are using the Brazen platform to interact and engage with employees, candidates, customers, students and alumni.

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