Despite #COVID19 – Zenjob closes $30M Series C to accelerate growth

by | May 12, 2020

Berlin, May 12, 2020 – Despite Corona, digital staffing service Zenjob has secured a Series C funding of $30 million (€27 million). The fresh round was led by Forestay Capital and joined by existing investors Redalpine, Acton Capital, AXA Venture Partners and Atlantic Labs.

The new financing will be used to support expansion into further cities in Germany. Berlin-based Zenjob plans the roll-out of its digital recruiting technology by the end of the year and to expand internationally. Currently, its services are deployed and used in 14 cities throughout Germany. Together with the international expansion, the new funding will be used to further develop Zenjob’s state-of-the-art technology behind its staffing on-demand service. Zenjob allows its customers to achieve high-efficiency gains by making the entire process of temporary staffing easier, from finding the best personnel, right up to the billing process for their work. Algorithms will further help to predict staff demand in the future

“We continue to invest further in our technology and expansion. Soon, more companies across Germany and Europe will be able to book staff by the hour and with fewer than 24 hours’ notice.”

Fritz Trott, Zenjob


“The same applies to employees, particularly students, who also benefit from the flexibility and ease-of-use that Zenjob’s technology provides. Instead of paperwork and unnecessary interviews, a student goes directly to the right job with the help of the app. The coronavirus crisis requires social distancing, which has created increased demand for staffing in, especially, logistics and retail. Our service means that we can assist in the almost effortless digital hiring of hundreds of new students every day to fill these gaps,” comments Fritz Trott, Co-founder and CEO of Zenjob.

“We are delighted to have invested in Zenjob and are very much looking forward to working with Fritz and his highly talented team. Zenjob is a company that has deployed disruptive technology to shake-up the temporary employment market and which, prior to this coronavirus crisis, had already proven itself to have an exciting future. Now, during this pandemic, its flexible digital recruiting service has, in our eyes, further been confirmed as a model for keeping the working world moving,”  says Forestay Capital’s Managing Partner, Frederic Wohlwend.

“It’s great to see Zenjob going from strength to strength since the early days. We strongly believe in Zenjob’s unique digital offering in the temp staffing market,” adds Harald Nieder, Partner at existing investor Redalpine. “The team has built a very powerful platform to match high-quality temp staff with businesses, quickly and flexibly across all industries. This financing round is an important milestone for the company to further strengthen its market position in Germany and expand internationally.”

Through the use of its app, Zenjob supplies student employees to large and medium-sized businesses in logistics, retail and office work. New customers are digitally introduced to the processes and can then order staff using the online booking portal. This enables companies to find short-term staff quickly and flexibly with the ability to react to short-term needs or seasonal fluctuations. Job candidate matching allows students to find a job near to them on the same day.

Zenjob is a digital staffing service that provides temporary work to students and employees to companies. Using the Zenjob app, students find and book jobs on an hourly basis and can flexibly decide when, where and for whom they work. Each month, more than 15,000 students are employed in sectors such as logistics, events, retail and catering. Founded in 2015 by Fritz Trott, Cihan Aksakal and Frederik Fahning in Berlin, Zenjob currently employs 250 people in a growing team.

Über Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners ist ein internationaler Wachstumsinvestor mit Sitz in München. Seit 1999 investiert das Acton-Team erfolgreich in digitale Pioniere in Europa und Nordamerika.

Investmentfokus liegt dabei auf skalierbaren Geschäftsmodellen aus den Bereichen Future of Work, Digitale Marktplätze und Plattformen, Ecommerce, FinTech sowie Software-as-a-Service.

Acton Capital Press Administrator


About Acton Capital
Since 1999, Acton Capital has invested in digital transformation worldwide with strong focus on Europe and North America. With more than two decades of investment experience and a deep understanding of tech-enabled business models, the team has invested over EUR 800+ million across six fund generations.



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