Singapore’s digital recruiting platform for migrants Sama raises US$1.15M seed funding
Sama, a Singapore-based startup that uses a digital recruiting platform to match migrant workers to jobs, announced today that it has closed a US$1.15 million seed funding from Collaborative Fund, 3tcvp, Antler and other unnamed angel investors.
Steve Melhuish, Co-founder of Property Guru, also joined the round.
The company plans to use the capital for growth in 2020.
SAMA recently became a fully-licensed agency, having obtained the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) license to work directly with companies to address hiring needs.
Migrant workers are currently said to be paying S$10,000 in agent fees to secure a job in Singapore, Sama targets to drastically lower these rates and enable workers to save for the future.