London’s Tech Hiring Boom Attracts Hired, JobBox And Other Startups To The Fray

TechCrunch

What is it with tech jobs in London (and, lately, the rest of the UK)? Well, ask a silly question, right? Because the city and the country is going through a tech boom right now and when that happens tech startups in the recruitment space scramble to join the fray, especially in the UK capital. There’s even a “Silicon Milkround” to compete with the usual ‘milk rounds’ of the banks.

For starters, online marketplace for technical talent Hired today opens its first overseas location, citing the booming UK tech industry and – they say – over £10m in job offers over the last sixteen weeks. Hired has raised a total of $32.7 million from investors such as Lumia Capital, SherpaVentures and SoftTech VC. The London launch comes after a successful four-month trial period in the United Kingdom. London is quickly becoming one of the company’s largest markets alongside…

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