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Sep 13, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

Robin Haak

  • SmartRecruiters / Wo\men Inc.
  • Key focus areas: business models; ecosystems; new ways of working; culture; VC

Robin joined SmartRecruiters as Managing Director following the company’s acquisition of Jobspotting in December of 2016, a company that Robin co-founded. SmartRecruiters, founded in 2010 out of San Francisco, makes it easier for employers to find the right people by providing them with a software that integrates with existing recruiting channels and centralizes the entire process from potential candidate to employee.
Jobspotting was founded in 2013 out of Berlin and is a recommendation engine that suggests relevant jobs to users based on their skills and experience. By combining Jobspotting’s matching algorithms with SmartRecruiters' integrated recruitment software, they form a comprehensive marketplace that meets the demands of both employers and job seekers.

Robin is also co-founder of Wo\men Inc., an inclusive platform for career-focused women from all industries that is hosting by invitation only networking events around the globe and is donating parts of its profits to charities that support women in regards to education and human rights.

Robin is also an investor for Haak & Compagnie with several seed investments. Prior to joining Jobspotting, Robin co-founded the Berlin-based Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator and invested in over 40 international companies. He also worked in M&A in the Marketing & Classifieds Division and in Digital Ventures at Axel Springer SE, Europe's leading digital publisher. Robin holds a bachelors’ degree in political science at University Salzburg and an MBA from the University in Hamburg and another MBA from HMS Hamburg Media School.

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