The Talent Agency provides human resources support services to startups and other rapidly growing companies, which are specifically categorized into (1) employee placement, and (2) entrepreneurship support.
A word coined by for Startups to refer to the simultaneous provision of “people” (human resources) and “money” to drive corporate growth
A business model in which the employee placement company seeks to directly connect with personnel who match job openings
Startup management teams, including founders
Because we believe that it is essential to increase the number of entrepreneurs in order to form a startup ecosystem in Japan, we provide entrepreneurship support services such as the following.
・Entrepreneur creation programs conducted in cooperation with venture capital firms
We create entrepreneurs through alliances with venture capital firms. Specifically, we uncover individuals who wish to be entrepreneurs and introduce them to venture capital firms, which provide advice and entrepreneurship support. In the event that the individuals we introduce go on to actually start a business, we receive contingency fees from the venture capital firm, and we also provide ongoing human resources support to the newly established company.
・Entrepreneur creation programs conducted in cooperation with research institutions
Research institutions in Japan, such as universities, are home to many outstanding ideas and human resources based on a high level of technical ability. However, there are few cases in which such ideas have been successfully implemented as businesses. We cooperate with venture capital firms associated with universities in order to provide entrepreneurship support, in the form of human resources support for management teams and other personnel, with the aim of developing Japan’s outstanding technology into growth industries. In the event that the management teams, etc. to which we provide support go on to actually start a business, we receive contingency fees from the research institution, and we also provide ongoing human resources support to the newly established company.
A for Startups consultant who is involved in human resources (human capital)
We introduce candidates, mainly for open-ended employment, to startups, and upon confirmation by the startup or other firm that the candidate has joined the organization, we receive consulting commission in the form of a contingency fee using the date at which they joined the company as a reference point.
In terms of the operational specifics, our human capitalists obtain information on job offers from startups, and work to discover and headhunt candidates who match the opening in question, primarily using human resources databases operated by other companies, such as BizReach, Inc.
Because we pay particular attention to the optimal assignment of human resources at startups, rather than taking the registration-based approach to finding job seekers used by many Japanese employee placement companies, we adopt a “hunting” approach that enables us to efficiently discover personnel who match the recruitment needs in question.
As well as contingency-fee work, we also provide consulting services such as proposing a certain number of candidates every month, or targeting specific individuals.
Support for raising funds
Support for raising funds consists of introducing startups with fundraising needs to sources of funding, primarily large companies, in return for which we receive commission proportional to the scale of funds raised.
An unlisted company established for less than 10 years, with a corporate value or market capitalization of at least $1 billion
STARTUP DB (Startup Database)
The Company’s information platform that integrates a database of startups and venture businesses with proprietary research content, which includes interviews with entrepreneurs and investors, and industry and corporate analysis
An environment in which startups are autonomously and continuously created, characterized by a social milieu imbued with entrepreneurial culture and consisting of organic links between entrepreneurs, human resources, investors, major companies, research institutions, and others
Companies with high growth potential that drive innovation in society
Database fees consist of fixed usage fees for the data in the STARTUP DB database maintained by the Company and provided to corporations, as well as income from the sale of data tailored to customer needs.
Venture capital firm
An investment company that invests in unlisted and other companies with high growth potential
Outsourced public projects
We obtain income by taking on outsourced public projects, such as projects surveying the startup industry for public agencies and local governments, through a process of competitive bidding.
Open Innovation consists of services that utilize the STARTUP DB database maintained by for Startups to promote cooperation between major corporations, public agencies, and local governments on the one hand and startups on the other hand.
Specifically, these are categorized into (1) support for raising funds, (2) database fees, and (3) outsourced public projects.
A business model in which a platform for registering job seekers is established and in which the details of job seekers are collected