Vienna - WisR connects Senior Talents – people over the age of 59 – with companies of every size, offering added value for both sides in a rapidly changing work environment suffering from a shortage of skilled workers. The start-up, which was founded in Vienna, recently launched in Germany and has now secured a second round of financing in the mid six-figure range. WisR’s mission is to bring inspiring Senior Talents and companies together and is being supported by all previous Angels from the first financing round. Additional investment is coming from, among others, Andreas Mihalovits, the founder of the Global Super Angels Club, another German Angel from the HR-Tech sector, and the US-based Micro Venture Capital Fund, Magic, from Thomas Schranz.
Professionally connecting generations
WisR helps companies benefit from motivated Senior Talents, aged 59 and over, who have a lot of life and work experience. The job platform connects people who want to work beyond retirement age with companies who in turn gain greater access to a valuable workforce, especially for project-based work or part-time jobs. Senior Talents benefit from simple, interesting, and meaningful activities which create new challenges for them.
WisR also offers an internal solution for retired employees and their companies called WisRConnected. This allows employers to stay in touch with former employees who can be quickly contacted for future projects.
Klaudia Bachinger, WisR CEO: “We are very pleased that our investors share our vision and understand the combination of social impact and investment opportunity as we do.”
Carina Roth, WisR CFO: “The investment will be used to finance our market entry in Germany and the development of our brand, as well as the further technical development of our WisR matching system.”
Andreas Mihalovits, Investor: “I’m investing in founders who want to make a difference in the world with their technology. With the combination of HR-Tech and the Silver Society, WisR has chosen one of the most exciting markets in the world.”
Thomas Schranz, Magic: “The relationship people have to work is changing dramatically. Very few companies understand the challenges and opportunities this change brings. For this transformation, you need people who are smart and hard-working, and above all: people who are really committed to the cause. WisR is one of the most mission-driven founding teams I have ever met and it is an honor to be part of their journey.”
About Andreas Mihalovits
Andreas is a German angel investor who has invested in more than 60 international start-ups: most of them in Spain, but also in the USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Malta. He is the co-founder of the Global Super Angels Club, a platform for investors who typically invest six-digit amounts in start-ups to help them improve their deal flow and accelerate their search for like-minded co-investors. In June 2018, Andreas received the EBAN Best European Early Stage Investor Award.
Magic is a Micro Venture Capital Fund founded by and for technical founders. Magic invests in sophisticated tech start-up teams who have a laser-like focus on product.
WisR (www.growwisr.com) - pronounced “wiser” - is an Austrian start-up that actively brings generations together with its online job matching platform for Senior Talents (age 59 and above) and is committed to joint value creation. Founded in Vienna in 2017 by Klaudia Bachinger (CEO), Carina Roth (CFO) and Martin Melcher (CTO), the company has been connecting employers in Germany with Senior Talents since May 2019. Registration on the platform is free of charge for job seekers. Companies can find and contact these talents directly, as well as post classic job advertisements and projects. With WisRConnected, WisR offers an enterprise solution for a company’s internal talent pool of retired employees. WisR currently has eight employees and more than 4,000 registered users, including more than 3,900 senior talents and over 300 companies.
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Head of Communications WisR
Tel: +43 67762712092