Paris, France – October 27th, 2015: Talentsoft, a global, privately held leader for cloud-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that it has completed a funding round of 25 million EUR. The round is led exclusively by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division.
This new funding round will further support Talentsoft’s mission of being the leader for meeting companies’ talent management needs in the digital transformation. This critical change affects all industries and challenges employers to continually assess the competencies of their workforce, enhance re-training programmes and effectively manage their resources. With its integrated suite of talent management applications, Talentsoft helps organizations of all sizes to make the transition to a digital economy.
Alexandre Pachulski, Jean-Stéphane Arcis and Joël Bentolila, co-founders of Talentsoft
The investment will play an important role in the execution of Talentsoft’s strategic growth plan and is intended to support:
“This new funding round will accelerate the international expansion of Talentsoft and will strengthen our position as the European leader of cloud-based talent-management software,” said Jean-Stéphane Arcis, CEO of Talentsoft. “We are extremely proud to welcome Goldman Sachs as our newest investor and we highly appreciate their confidence in our vision, mission and products. Besides their financial expertise, we will also benefit from Goldman Sachs’ ability in building global strategic partnerships and their deep knowledge of key geographies and end markets.”
David Reis, Executive Director and Head of Technology at Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in Europe, said: “Talentsoft has consistently outgrown the market thanks to constant innovation and outstanding execution capabilities. We are truly excited to partner with a world class management team to support the next step of the company’s domestic and international development.”
“This capital injection enables Talentsoft to gain scale geographically, to strengthen its field organization, to accelerate R&D to broaden its current solution scope, and reinforce it as European alternative,” said Bo Lykkegaard, Associated Vice President at IDC. “IDC forecasts high future growth in the market for talent management applications as organizations in Europe and elsewhere are adopting digital business models and new work practices. Furthermore, we see customer demand changing from niche talent applications to broader, SaaS-based talent and human capital management suites.”
Goldman Sachs is the only investor to participate in this funding round. Goldman Sachs now joins Seventure Partners, Bpifrance (via its Ambition Numérique fund), Alto Invest, and Highland Capital Partners Europe as fellow investors in Talentsoft.
Headquartered in Paris, France, Talentsoft has seen consistent success and strong growth since launching in 2007. Company milestones include: