Software firm closes £300,000 investment round directors (from left) Gary Irvine (chief executive) Alastair Bell, Johnny Matthews (chief operating officer) and Gareth Neil

BELFAST-based applicant hiring software solution business has closed a £300,000 funding round which will be used to fuel further growth of its business across the UK and Ireland.

The company ( has secured the investment from private investors through the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), alongside funding from the Covid-19 Equity Investment Fund (CEIF) and Co-Fund NI, part of Invest NI's Access to Finance portfolio.

Commercially launched just last March, the applicant hiring platform enables employers to recruit new staff in a streamlined, compliant and time-saving manner using a cloud-based platform that fully automates the sourcing, engagement, selection and hiring of job candidates.

It serves all industries regardless of size and it is already working with leading brands such as Grant Thornton, Firmus Energy, Tobermore, Bloc Blinds, Morrow Contracts, Blk Box, Bathshack and Hastings Hotels, with 25 new customers signing up since the start of the year.

The business is backed by four local private investors including recruitment expert Gary Irvine, who is also acting as interim chief executive.

He said: “'s vision in this digital age is to save employers a time and money by fully automating the recruitment and hiring of their new staff. We have ambitious growth plans and are confident we can disrupt the status quo by delivering a much better experience for both candidates and employers.

“SeeMeHired is already working with fantastic companies to streamline their hiring processes and help them fill roles in the smartest way possible. We have continued to grow through the pandemic and securing this new investment will now help us accelerate the next phase of the company's development in the wider UK and Ireland markets.” has a number of innovative features, including a built-in diversity enabler to remove unconscious bias from the short-listing process, and it provides real-time tracking information throughout the hiring process to both the employer and job applicant.

Jim Curran, programme manager for HBAN in Northern Ireland, said: “It's great to see the team continuing to grow the business and add new customers. This latest investment will help the company as it positions itself to make a concerted push into new markets.”

HBAN, a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest NI, allows companies to pitch to angel investors for funding. It currently has more than 600 registered business angels in Ireland, including 100 registered in the north.

CEIF is a £5m fund which helps qualifying early stage high-growth potential businesses in the north to access financing to progress their business plans and prepare for recovery from the effects of the pandemic and future growth.

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