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Tokyo-based Wantedly (TSE:3991), a Japanese social recruiting company, announced today that it has established offices in Hong Kong and Germany to strengthen service offering in these markets. This is the first global expansion effort for the company after its IPO following its setting up shop in Singapore last year.
The company appointed Bradford Chan as the country manager for the Hong Kong market, who is known for having worked for LinkedIn as the head of APAC sales development. The Hong Kong office is based in the Naked Hub co-working space which was launched in Sheung Wan last year. Details are yet unknown but it seems that the German operation will be headed by Lisa Wäntig, the company’s former head of international growth in Southeast Asia, and be based out of Berlin – the country’s largest startup hub. The firm’s entire global business expansion effort is led by Koichi Goto who was formerly at Google Japan and Twitter Japan.
Alongside with the announcement, Wantedly revealed that more than 1,000 companies in Singapore have signed up for the platform as of today. This is equivalent to 4% of the total number of all companies registered as users on the platform. Launched back in March of last year in Spacemob – the co-working space located near Orchard Road – their Singapore office appointed Weiting Tan as the country manager, who previously worked for HotelQuickly as a marketing manager, and has increased the number of their staffers from four to seven over the past year.
Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy