Howdy.com, a US-based tech startup, has announced its acquisition of GeekHunter, a Brazilian tech recruiting marketplace. This strategic move is aimed at enhancing Howdy.com’s talent acquisition capabilities in the Latin American region.
The acquisition is driven by the increasing demand for tech talent in the US, and Howdy.com sees this expansion as a way to tap into a pool of skilled professionals in Latin America. GeekHunter, established in 2015 by Tomás and Celso Ferrari, operates a platform that boasts more than 13,000 registered companies and around 400,000 candidates.
The platform specializes in sourcing professionals such as developers, data scientists, designers, and product managers who not only possess the required skill sets but also have English proficiency and are aligned with US time zones.
With a presence across several Latin American countries, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, Howdy.com aims to further strengthen its talent acquisition endeavors by welcoming new professionals from the region into its team. The acquisition of GeekHunter is poised to enhance Howdy.com’s ability to connect tech talent with opportunities in the US tech ecosystem while contributing to the growth of Latin America’s tech industry.
Jacqueline Samira, CEO of Howdy.com, highlighted the strategic importance of this acquisition in terms of capitalizing on the thriving tech talent landscape in Latin America and catering to the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the US tech sector.