Potentialpark Acquires iHipo
April 23, 2010 by Gwendolyn Regina T
Singapore-based international careers site for students and young professionals, iHipo has been acquired by Stockholm-based Employer Branding & Recruitment Communication Group Potentialpark. (Disclosure: Bernard and myself are investors in iHipo.)
The combined company (including a Potentialpark portfolio website “Entrypark”) offers holistic recruitment marketing and employer branding and offers a wide range of online and offline services in Employer Branding and Recruitment Communication worldwide.
Both iHipo and Entrypark will continue running separately.
iHipo will remain as a self-contained jobsite and social network for international students, graduates and young professionals seeking opportunities in US, Europe and Asia. Entrypark will continue targeting career seekers via strong university relationships, both online, on-campus and print. Through Entrypark’s online platform, students can easily find information about top employers, career opportunities and also get guidance for their future careers.
To find out more about the guys behind iHipo, check out our interview with Arnout Wagenaar, Patrick Linden and Heng Cheng King back in 2007.
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Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Gwendolyn Regina T