Meet Virtual Internships! This UK and Vietnam-based startup is what we all wish we had while we were still in school. They partner with companies to help students, graduates and career shifters land internships. Why? To build experience and land future jobs. Now, they've raised a $14.3M Series A led by Hambro Perks.
Investor check. Sequoia India and Southeast Asia's Surge, Arsenal Growth, Kaplan, Ascend Vietnam Ventures and STIC Investments.
🤓 Why it matters
Out of 260M students in higher education globally, less than 80M internships are taken! Many students end up feeling that their universities don't provide enough career support.
The issue? Geographic constraints and specific time commitments make top internships inaccessible.
💯 From zero to a top-notch career
A match in a month. Land an internship within a month, fit for your requirements.
Training beyond just internships. With their employability course, CareerBridge, you'll access weekly check-ins, webinars, group discussions and coaching calls during your internship.
Results that count. 25% of students who complete an internship get invited to keep working with their matched company.
🤑 Money matters
Since its launch, Virtual Internships has increased its revenue from $100,000 between 2019–2020 to $4.1M between 2021–2022. Oh, and they expect to be at $10 million by next year. Wild!
⚡️ What's next
They'll be growing their product and engineering teams. Plus, they'll be adding to their partnership development teams in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US, the UK and Australia.
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