- Recruit Global Incubation Partners (RGIP), a corporate venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings, invested to own 19.8% of Anphabe JSC
- The investment supports Anphabe JSC to strongly expand its Online Network of Management professionals www.anphabe.com and to become the first integrated Employer Branding solution provider in Vietnam.
September 10th 2013, Anphabe Joint Stock Company (Anphabe JSC) announced its strategic investment receipt from RGIP, a corporate venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings; which is a global leading HR solution provider based in Japan . Simultaneously, both parties have signed important strategic partnership agreements.
Recruit Holdings is ranked as the No.1 integrated HR solution provider in Japan with the annual revenue of USD 10.5 billion for fiscal year 2012. Anphabe JSC currently owns and operates www. Anphabe.com – Vietnam biggest Online Network of Management Professionals with more than 85,000 members. The company is also a HR solution provider for top businesses in Vietnam with main focus on senior professional target talents. This strategic investment aim to strongly expand the Online Network of Management and Professionals www.anphabe.com as well as to position Anphabe JSC as Vietnam first integrated Employer Branding (EB) solution provider with 4 key groups of service: EB Strategy, EB Creative Development, EB Activation & EB Health Check.
Vietnam is among promising countries with high economic growth potential while its human resource, especially in senior management segment is always scarce and not yet satisfied business demands on quality. This is one of attractive reasons for international HR solution providers to invest into Vietnam. Mr. Akihiko Okamoto, the President of Recruit Global Incubation Partners commented: “We decided the investment with two reasons. First, we are highly evaluating Anphabe’s vision and strategy, and think it suits Recruit Group business philosophy. It is not coincident that we both select the mission of “Connecting Opportunities” and commit to invest in adding value to users through many free useful activities while developing sustainable business solutions. We are also impressed by Thanh Nguyen and her team, who possess unique combination of essential experiences and expertise to pioneer advanced and differentiated HR solutions. We expect Anphabe to bring new value to both employers and job seekers in Vietnam”.
Besides financial support from Recruit Group, Anphabe JSC has chances to approach more advanced expertise and methodology to keep strengthen its service offering in Employer Branding solutions which Anphabe JSC has been a pioneer in Vietnam.
Mrs. Thanh Nguyen – Founder & CEO of Anphabe JSC shared: “The strategic investment from a global leading partner like Recruit Group one more time proves that our relentless effort is acknowledged”. Thanh added: “Quite many companies in Vietnam, including big ones remain unaware of advanced solutions to professionally build and develop their Employer Brand which have been widely applied in more developed countries. Investment from Recruit Group sets an important foundation for Anphabe JSC to continue its journey to support companies in Vietnam to attract, develop and retain talent more effectively through advanced EB solutions.
ABOUT ANPHABE JSC.
Anphabe JSC currently owns and operates www. Anphabe.com – Vietnam biggest Online Network of Management Professionals in Vietnam with more than 85,000 members. Believing “Success shared is Success multiplied”, Anphabe’s Mission is to connect millions of management professionals to their next successes through valuable contacts, useful management knowledge and worthy career opportunities.
Offering free membership, www.Anphabe.com allows its members to connect to friends, colleagues and many new valuable contacts; meet and learn directly from experienced leaders and experts at “Share to Succeed” forums and events; access to hard-to-find senior recruitment opportunities and prestigious headhunters at Vietnam’s only headhunt portal – Anphabe Top Headhunt and many special introduction pages of top employers
Anphabe JSC is also the first and only firm in Vietnam who provides interegrated Employer Branding solutions, including 4 key groups of service: EB Strategy, EB Creative Development, EB Activation & EB Health Check. Anphabe is currently EB Partner of big companies such as Unilever Vietnam, Suntory Pepsico , Sanofi Vietnam, etc
ABOUT RECRUIT HOLDINGS:
Recruit Holdings was established in 1960 in Japan focusing on HR services. Nowadays, the group is not only the No. 1 HR Solution Provider in Japan, but also succeeds in diversified vertical online media solutions including Travel, Gourmet, Education, Beauty, Bridal, etc
Recruit Holdings comprises of 109 subsidiaries with 484 offices and 25,518 employees all over the world. It’s 2012 revenue was JPY 1,049,224 million (equivalent to USD 10,523 million, 1USD = 99.65JPY ).
ABOUT RECRUIT GLOBAL INCUBATION PARTNERS:
RGIP, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm investing in innovative startups from all around Asia. It offers industry knowledge and expertise to entrepreneurs.