Fulcrum, which provides freelance placement opportunities for technical projects, raises $1 million

La Jolla, Calif.-based Fulcrum, a job-placement company for technical projects, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding, led by local technology investment firm Greatscale Ventures with participation from several private co-investors, the company said. The company has what it calls a fully compliant service for hiring freelancers onto technical projects that had […]

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers

“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find you a much higher paying job, prep you for the interview […]

Fountain, a platform for recruiting gig and hourly workers, raises $23M

Contract, self-employed and temporary jobs are on the rise in developed markets, with some 85% of the global workforce, 2.7 billion people, estimated to be on some form of hourly wage rather than flat salary. Today, a startup that helps companies source these kinds of candidates is announcing a round of funding to help meet […]

Welcome to the Jungle raises $22.3 million to make recruitment easier

French startup Welcome to the Jungle has raised a new $22.3 million funding round (€20 million). The startup is both a media company and a tech startup that wants to empower tech companies when it comes to recruitment. It doesn’t find the right candidate for you, it helps you get exposure, track application and facilitate […]

The team behind Codementor launches Arc to help companies hire talented developers around the world

Arc, a platform that wants to simplify the process of hiring developers who work remotely, is launching officially today. The new company grew out of Techstars-backed Codementor, an online education platform for software developers. Codementor will continue to operate as a standalone product under Arc. While there are already many freelancing platforms, Weiting Liu, the […]

Beamery announces platform to help HR recruit and retain talent

Almost every company has a talent problem. It’s hard to find good employees and, once you do, to keep them happy. Today, Beamery announced a fully integrated platform to help solve that problem. Company co-founder and CEO Abakar Saidov says that while drawing and retaining talent can provide organizations with a key strategic advantage, there […]

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Mehul Patel Contributor Mehul Patel is the CEO of Hired , the marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone, it is mentioned over 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversations — and for good reason. […]

Agave wants to fill the need Google Hire’s impending shutdown will create

With the scheduled 2020 shutdown of Google Hire, the tech giant’s applicant tracking system, there’s more room for startups to emerge as the go-to tool for hiring managers. Agave, which has $1 million in funding from SV Angel, Box Group and others, is aiming to serve that need. Agave is a free hiring platform that […]

IAC acquires nursing marketplace NurseFly for $15M

NurseFly, a startup that’s created a job marketplace for short-term nursing positions, is announcing its acquisition by holding company IAC. While the companies aren’t disclosing the deal terms, a source with knowledge of the acquisition said the price was $15 million. Co-founder and CEO Parth Bhakta told me that hospitals often hire travel nurses (signed […]

How even the best marketplace startups get paralyzed

Josh Breinlinger Contributor Josh is a Managing Director at Jackson Square Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $245 million under management, where he focuses his investments in early stage marketplaces. More posts by this contributor Marketplaces Are Eating Firms Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World Over the past 15 years, […]