CareerArc, a HR tech company, has secured $30 million in funding. PeakEquity Partners was the lead investor.
January 14, 2019 – PeakEquity Partners (“PeakEquity”), an enterprise software focused private equity firm, today announced that it led a $30 million investment in CareerArc Group (“CareerArc” or the “Company”) out of PeakEquity Partners I, L.P. (“PEP I”). CareerArc, is a leading HR technology company that combines social recruiting and virtual outplacement solutions to enable enterprise customers to recruit talent, transition their workforce and protect and enhance their employment brand.
“We believe this transaction will enable CareerArc to build on its long history of providing innovative HR technology solutions, leverage its strong SaaS technology platform and continue to grow share in a multi-billion dollar addressable market,” said Ric Andersen, Partner of PeakEquity.
CareerArc combines social recruiting and virtual outplacement solutions to help thousands of organizations, including many of the Fortune 500, maximize their employment brand. CareerArc Social Recruiting solutions allow companies to distribute jobs across all social channels, create and schedule shareable social media content, and track and measure campaign results. CareerArc Virtual Outplacement solutions allow companies to prepare employees for their next career step through resume development tools, skills assessments, job matching and on-demand career coaching. As one of the only businesses to offer both social recruiting and virtual outplacement solutions, CareerArc manages the two crucial touchpoints in employment where the employer brand is tested and scrutinized. Together, CareerArc solutions give customers the necessary tools to amplify and protect their employment brand.
“This investment and the support of the team at PeakEquity Partners should allow us to accelerate our growth, expand product offerings and strengthen our market position,” said Robin D. Richards, CareerArc CEO and Co-Founder. “PeakEquity has a broad set of strategic and operational experience in building software companies that will be valuable as we continue to execute on our vision and take CareerArc to the next level.”
“We are excited to partner with the team at CareerArc for the next stage of their growth. CareerArc has a seasoned executive team led by co-founders that have partnered together in their last three companies and have a 20-year working relationship.” said D.J. Andrzejewski, Partner of PeakEquity. “We are backing a team with a history of innovation that we believe will capitalize on the Company’s market opportunity to achieve accelerated revenue growth.”
CareerArc was founded in 2009 and has offices in Burbank, CA and Boston, MA. CareerArc plans to use the investment to fund an aggressive expansion plan including further product innovation while accelerating sales and marketing efforts.
The CareerArc transaction represents PeakEquity Partner’s fifth subscription-based, recurring revenue software investment. Since inception, PeakEquity Partners has invested over $300 million on behalf of PEP I and its co-investors.
PeakEquity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in software companies. The principals of PeakEquity Partners have extensive experience as investors and operating executives in multiple market sectors. The firm leverages and provides access to operating resources to help provide companies an edge in capturing market segment leadership and achieving revenue growth and margin objectives.
Target Investment Characteristics
Industry: Enterprise Software
Investment Size: $20-$50M+
Gross Margins: >65%
Addressable Market Size: Annual software revenue > $500M
Business Model: Market-tested technology, products & offerings; demonstrated traction with meaningful base of reference-able customers
Markets: Enterprise Infrastructure & Application Software, Business Analytics and Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, Machine to Machine, Supply Chain, Information Security
Geography: North America
Transaction Structure: Majority or minority investments considered
About PeakEquity Partners
PeakEquity Partners (www.peakequity.com) is a private equity firm focused on investments in software companies. The principals of PeakEquity Partners have extensive experience as investors and operating executives in multiple market sectors. The firm invests in businesses that have large addressable markets, market-tested technology, products and offerings, and demonstrated traction with a meaningful base of reference-able customers. PeakEquity invests in companies with revenues of $15 to $50 million that have the potential for annual revenue growth in excess of 30%. PeakEquity can invest $20 to $50 million or more per portfolio company and will take minority or majority positions. The firm leverages and provides access to operating resources to help provide companies an edge in capturing market segment leadership and achieving revenue growth and margin objectives. PeakEquity has offices in Radnor, PA and New York, NY.
CareerArc (www.careerarc.com) is a leading HR technology company helping business leaders recruit and transition the modern workforce. CareerArc social recruiting and virtual outplacement solutions help thousands of organizations, including many of the Fortune 500, maximize their return on employer branding. By leveraging the cloud, running on modern infrastructure, and combining web, mobile and social media applications, CareerArc helps companies gain a competitive edge in recruitment, employment branding, and outplacement. CareerArc was founded in 2009 and has offices in Burbank, CA and Boston, MA.