HoyTrabajas is a platform that provides high-quality, pre-screened, and curated low-skilled talent to businesses in less than 48 hours. This service enables companies in Latin America to save more than 60% of their recruitment costs. We launched in October 2020 and currently have a monthly recurring revenue (MRR) of $350k, growing at a rate of +7% month on month. Our technical co-founders, Rubén, Vladimir, and Sebastián, bring extensive experience from the HR industry. HoyTrabajas is backed by Rebel Fund, Alan Rutledge, Kube Ventures, Flucas VC, Magic Fund, New Ventures, Y Combinator (w22), and others.
MBA, I have more than 8 years of experience in entrepreneurship. I worked in planning and fundraising for infrastructure projects. I have 3 years of experience in the recruiting & staffing industry. I´m passionate about companies, art, and activities that involve risk. I consider myself good at solving problems and motivating his team.
Sebastian Arce Rubio - Co-Founder & Strategy Director Industrial Engineer with technological Background focused on mathematical models and project management. He is passionate about working and influencing other people's lives with his work. It is considered very strong in B2B sales.
Co-founder and CTO. I have been involved with entrepreneurship for more than 10 years of my professional life, although my background is technical, I'm more passionate about the business line as such, which has led me to work as Product Manager and CTO in the companies in which I have taken part. Co-founder of several digital businesses, responsible for technological guidance with market needs. Connoisseur of agile methodologies such as SCRUM.
The driving force behind HoyTrabajas comes from a personal fire that's also burning in my co-founders. We saw how the traditional job boards have been a real headache for job seekers, especially those who are just starting. I know this because I've been there myself, hunting for my first job and not getting any feedback on my applications. That made me crazy at that moment. Now picture what's going down for all those people who aren't chasing professional jobs. They're probably in a rush to put food on the table for their families. And you know what? This struggle is very real for around 100 million low-skilled individuals in LATAM. People are feeling the pain of job finding. That was our motivation to be over this bote.
We applied four times. The first two attempts did not result in an interview. On our third attempt, we had an interview, but it did not go well. It was on our fourth attempt that we were selected.Our time at YC has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. We learned about the immense value of focusing on the product. Besides, being part of a vast network, many U.S. funds now recognize us, making our fundraising journey less challenging.
We visit Silicon Valley twice a year to meet investors and other YC startup founders. We arrange meetings at a specific location with some partners. Every three months, we also schedule an office hour to discuss business progress and challenges.
The Latin American job market faces challenges for both employers and job seekers, particularly in lower-skilled roles:1. Limited Growth Opportunities: Job seekers often find limited opportunities for skill development and career advancement, leading to professional stagnation.2. Job Insecurity: High turnover rates in low-skilled jobs result in job insecurity and financial instability.3. Access to Quality Jobs: With a hiring success rate often below 7%, job seekers struggle to find quality jobs that match their skills and preferences.4. Lengthy Hiring Process: An 8 to 10-day hiring process may delay employment, particularly for those urgently needing a job.5. Career Development Support: High turnover environments may lack training or support programs, impacting long-term employability.6. Job Matching: Mismatches between job seekers’ skills and employer requirements cause inefficiencies in hiring.
Our goal is to become the leading platform in connecting low-skilled role-users with quality jobs, growth opportunities, and benefits. We are committed to transforming people's lives and making a positive impact on society while continually improving our services.