Deel, the NVIDIA of recruitment?

In a recent episode of the Chad & Cheese podcast, the hosts, Joel and Chad, highlighted the dynamic growth trajectory of HR startup Deel. Within discussions on recruitment’s evolving landscape, they emphasized the acquisition of African-based PaySpace. This strategic acquisition along with their recent purchase of Zavvy underlines the company’s commitment to expansion and innovation in the global market.

Joseph Lefebvre on March 18, 2024 Average reading time: 2 min
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Deel, the NVIDIA of recruitment?

Deel’s acquisition of PaySpace, a native payroll company serving over 14,000 clients across 44 countries, is a pivotal moment in its journey toward establishing a robust presence in Africa. While the terms of the deal are undisclosed, the implications are clear: Deel. is securing its position in key markets while experiencing remarkable growth, with an impressive increase in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) from $400 million to $500 million. As their plans for an IPO in 2025 or 2026 can be seen on the horizon, Deel. will emerge as a strong player in the HR tech landscape.

What sets Deel apart from its competitors, such as Remote and Oyster, is its comprehensive range of services encompassing Employer of Record (EOR) solutions and Human Capital Management (HCM) platforms. By smoothly integrating these offerings, Deel expands its total addressable market and positions itself as a one-stop destination for global workforce management.

Their exponential growth across various departments within Deel is a testament to their constant pursuit of excellence. According to LinkedIn, their sales department was up 170% in a year, project management up 702%, engineering up 328%, and business development witnessing a staggering 632% growth. These numbers speak volumes about the company’s meteoric rise in the industry.

What’s particularly intriguing about Deel’s strategy is its focus on tapping into emerging markets like Africa. While the continent may have been overlooked by some, Deel recognizes its immense potential and is actively capitalizing on the opportunities Africa presents. With initiatives like the acquisition of PaySpace, Deel is not only expanding its footprint but also easing access to cutting-edge HR solutions in regions where they are highly needed.

Is there a new game changer, like Monster, Indeed, or LinkedIn in ‘the old days’?

It could be said that Deel’s journey parallels that of tech giants like Nvidia, but in the world of recruitment. Is there a new game changer, like Monster, Indeed or LinkedIn in ‘the old days’? Just as Nvidia revolutionized the world of graphics processing, Deel is reshaping the HR landscape with its innovative approach and unwavering commitment to customer success.

As the countdown to their IPO continues, all eyes are on Deel. With each strategic move and milestone achieved, they inch closer to cementing their status as the next Indeed, Workday, or LinkedIn. The journey ahead promises to be exciting and for those invested in the future of recruitment, Deel is a company worth watching closely.

To wrap it all up, Deel’s trajectory perfectly exemplifies the power of vision, innovation, and strategic foresight in navigating the complexities of the global recruitment landscape. As they continue to expand their reach, build strategic partnerships, and drive technological innovation, one thing is certain: Deel is not just a player in the game, they are going to become its undisputed leader.

Thanks to Chad & Cheese for inspiring this article and the market. A must-follow podcast on global (HR & Recruitment developments).



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