RecTech Insider for June

Greeting RecTechies. Here is a roundup of whats happening inside the world of recruitment technology. 

  • SimplyHired Shutting Down. Links to various coverage across the web. [click here]
  • Glassdoor raises 40 million in new "Series H" round of funding. Company now valued at $1 billion. Thats a big number for the employer review site. But they're going to need it to take on the likes of Indeed.  [click here]
  • Take the Interview, the video interview platform based in NYC at TalentTech Labs announced last month they have secured $5 million in funding. [click here]
  • TechCrunch Disrupt 2016: 6 Startups Transforming the Career and Hiring Industry. I'm not sure why they are calling these transformative. Yuemey seems to be the most interesting of the six. [click here]
  • Recruit reported Indeed.com net sales jumped 60% to $696 million in the fiscal year. The company also owns job boards in Japan, including Rikunabi, a job board for new graduates. Investor Fred Wilson said in a blog post recently that they (indeed) is now vaued at 2-3X revenue which puts them around $2 billion. They were acquired for $1.4 billion.
  • Reflektive is a ‘How do I keep people engaged?' platform which just raised $13million in funding. [click here]
  • Humanyze, a people analytics technology company raises $4 million dollars in funding. Company based in Boston, funding by Romulus Capital. [click here]
  • Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte, which has raised $3 million in funding, just launched its engineer genome project to foster software-driven, intelligent job-matching. [click here]
  • It’s been just over a year since women’s job review startup Fairygodboss launched as an alternative to established career sites like Glassdoor and Indeed. In that time, the company has collected more than 22,000 reviews and tips about company culture and benefits submitted by women workers. [click here]
  • Blendoor a mobile app, hides a candidate’s name, age, employment history, criminal background, and even their photo, so employers can focus on qualifications. Interviewing.io—currently in private beta—is an interviewing platform that is taking the concept of anonymizing one step further. Even the voices are masked. [click here]
  • Après is a new job marketplace that is targeted toward moms who want to opt back into their careers. It will be a marketplace for both full- and part-time positions, consulting projects, maternity fill-in positions, and pro-bono opportunities across a wide range of industries. [click here]
  • TalentPool a matching system software has received $427k in seed funding. Its investors include Stephen Warrington and Kingsley Duffy. 
  • On-demand labor marketplace HireAthena officially launched out of stealth. HireAthena, which offers accounting, payroll and HR services, is a spinoff of BackOps and Scalus, and is backed by Sherpa Capital, Google Ventures, e.ventures, DCVC, Crunchfund and high-profile angel investors including Naval Ravikant, Max Levchin, and Mark Pincus. 
  • UpScored launches job-matching platform for applicants and employers. [click here]
  • Ratedly founder Joel Cheesman Interview on his new employer rating app. [click here]