Emi Labs

Emi Labs (Y Combinator W19 batch), is an AI recruitment assistant for enterprises hiring lots of low-skilled workers.

Emi empowers global enterprises to hire better frontline workers faster. 

Emi Labs was founded in Argentina in 2017 by Mateo Cavasotto and Andrés Arslanian. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mexico.


Emi's platform automates end-to-end communication using a conversational interface with candidates. It leverages AI to optimize the process, reducing the time-to-hire, increasing candidate satisfaction, and improving recruiter productivity.


Emi is creating the infrastructure for frontline hiring, providing companies with tools designed specifically for the challenges of hiring these workers, who account for 2.4B people across the globe.


Emi enabled customers to fill more than 20,000 jobs. Current Emi customers include industry leaders such as Walmart, Danone, Iconn (7-Eleven), Alsea (Starbucks, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Chili's, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory) and Cemex.


Emi is backed by Khosla Ventures, Merus Capital, Y Combinator, Flexport Ventures, FiDi Ventures, Lorimer Ventures, PrimeSet, and others. The company raised $11M in Series A round on Feb 24, 2022. This brings Emi's total funding to $13M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $13M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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