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36氪 learned that “ShowMeBug” recently completed nearly 100 million yuan of A round of financing, which was jointly led by Sequoia China Seed Fund and Hillhouse Ventures. Guangpu Capital acted as the long-term exclusive financial advisor. This round of financing is mainly used for product and operation promotion.
“ShowMeBug” was established in 2019, mainly based on the core technology of online real-time collaborative programming IDE and code analysis, to provide enterprises with a new technical interview platform and technical talent evaluation system.
Previously, ShowMeBug was selected into the Qiji Venture Capital Camp in April 2020, and received angel round investment from Qiji Venture Capital, Yingdong Capital, and Variable Capital; and in March this year, it received tens of millions of yuan from the True Fund. A round of financing.
Companies such as 51job.com and Boss Direct Hiring have opened up the online recruitment market in the form of information matching. As the epidemic has profoundly changed the ecology of the online office field, the demand for talent recruitment has become more refined, and a more professional matching method is required for recruitment services between enterprises and talents. TSA (Technology Skill Assessment) has been hit recently. The subdivision track that the circle focuses on. TSA has emerged in the first place abroad. Typical companies include the technology recruitment platform HackerRank (which already has more than 5 million developers) and CodeSignal.
ShowMeBug also focuses on the interview platform and evaluation system products for technical talents. Compared with other talent fields, the professional evaluation methods for this group of technical talents basically include technical interviews, which are relatively easy to standardize. The core technology application scenario of ShowMeBug is based on real-time collaboration technology, which provides a multi-person programming interview environment with a good experience for technical talent interviews.
At the same time, due to the rapid development of the Chinese economy and the digital transformation of enterprises, technical talents are still scarce in China and difficult to efficiently screen. A large enterprise has to conduct 10,000 to 10,000 interviews and written tests a year to pay for a technical talent Recruitment costs of more than 100,000 yuan are commonplace. How to accurately evaluate and improve the efficiency of talent recruitment is the goal of ShowMeBug.
CEO Li Yafei and 36Kr introduced that since this year, ShowMeBug has been updated in terms of product and market expansion.
First of all, at the product level, the ShowMeBug platform has undergone many rapid iterations, and the architecture drawing capabilities of senior interviewers have been launched this year. Li Yafei said that in the online communication interview environment for many technical talents, in addition to programming, the interviewer also needs to interpret the code ideas to the interviewer. At this time, the architecture drawing is an important function. This feature was launched in April, and it has been very popular among enterprises.
Another important update is that product coverage has been further improved, data analysis capabilities have been strengthened, and product ease of use has also improved. Currently, ShowMeBug can simultaneously support more than 100,000 online interview sessions, as well as online assessment and analysis of thousands of people. In the programming environment, ShowMeBug has supported more than 30 programming languages, basically covering all types of question banks.
From the perspective of user experience, ShowMeBug provides services in the form of SaaS and charges per session. HR and interviewers can register on the web and other channels to use, and can create interview questions and invite interviews with one click through the question bank. The interview process can be replayed in the whole process. ShowMeBug will analyze the code writing process and results to a certain extent, and give corresponding scores for the interviewer’s reference.
In terms of market landing, Li Yafei said that ShowMeBug has maintained a 10-fold annual growth rate. ShowMeBug has served nearly 10,000 companies, and the number of interviews has reached hundreds of thousands. In addition, user stickiness is further improved. The monthly usage frequency of a single user has also increased by about 10 times.
Looking at the industry, there are currently technical training platforms that cut into the technical talent recruitment track, such as Niuke.com, Leetcode, etc. In the future, general recruitment platforms will also have a trend of cutting into the technical talent recruitment.
“In the field of online recruitment, competition is indeed fierce, but in the sub-category of technical recruitment, it is easier to make products with a score of 60, but there are still high barriers to products with a score of 90, such as online collaboration of editors, support for various programming environments, and To further introduce more intelligent technologies for analysis, etc., a solid technical base is required. These are the barriers of ShowMeBug.” Li Yafei said.
After this round of financing, ShowMeBug will also continue to invest in technology research and development and market expansion to serve more corporate customers. At the product level, ShowMeBug will also improve the question bank and build a more realistic programming environment to continuously improve the product experience.
Currently, the ShowMeBug team has about 50 people. The founder Li Yafei is a top 10 influential figure in the Ruby China technology circle. He has founded 3 technology companies and was one of the fastest growing R&D technical directors of Sangfor Technology.
Editor: Zhang Ting
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