Founded by : Anish Shivdasani, Bradley Cowie, Shafin Anwarsha
Launch / Founded : 2014
Industries : Human Resource
Founded in : South Africa
Operating in : South Africa
Region : Southern Africa

Introduction / Background

Giraffe is a recruitment app that helps users find a new job with thousands of job opportunities in retail, admin, security, and many more in South Africa.


The South African startup Giraffe wants to improve access to job listings for the low and medium skilled jobs market using mobile. Jobseekers sign up to Giraffe by sending a shortcode via SMS or visiting the Giraffe website. The platform asks a series of questions, culminating in a short digital CV.


Employers log onto the platform and submit a staffing request. Giraffe’s algorithm automatically contacts all suitable candidates via SMS, and asks if they would like to interview. It then automatically schedules interviews for those who respond affirmatively, and forwards their digital CVs to the employer.


Launched in February this year, by December the startup had hit 70,000 users only 10 months after launching.


It was crowned “the best startup in South Africa” at the Seedstars World competition held in Johannesburg, with the Giraffe team to represent South Africa at the global final of Seedstars World in Switzerland in 2016.

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