Localized, a platform that connects job seekers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with local and international career opportunities and resources, has raised USD 2.2 Mn in a seed round led by Trend Forward Capital, One Planet VC, Mexican angel investors, Next Wave Impact, Bisk Ventures, Joshua Mailman, US News Digital Ventures, and Esther Dyson. The round, which was completed in April 2021, brings the company’s total funding to USD 3.6 Mn.
Localized unlocks educated talent for global companies. Employers can recruit from schools without having to attend in-person career fairs, and students can learn about the business from top professionals who speak their native language. While Localized is headquartered in Washington, DC, its team members work from Ramallah, Cairo, Amman, Prague, Lagos, SF and Dubai.