Classet Raises $3M in Seed Funding

Classet, a Chicago, IL-based recruiting and training software company, raised $3M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Starting Line with participation from Weekend Fund, Wayfinder, SV Angel, and Liquid 2.

The company intends to use the funds to scale out their platform.

Led by co-founders Nick Jones, Cooper Newby and Gino Rooney, Classet is building a network specifically for the trades community that employers utilize to promote their opportunities, find people to hire, and accelerate the training process for entry level talent. For job seekers and students, Classet offers tools to improve career search in the trades via career quizzes, short-form videos, career path comparison and a streamlined application process.

The company’s initial focus has been on the construction trades, helping companies connect with and hire Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, and HVAC Techs – an industry with nearly 700,000 current job openings.

Commenting on the raise, Gino Rooney said: “We’ve seen the difficulty of hiring firsthand and the need for a better solution to enable students and job seekers stuck in low-ceiling careers to pursue opportunities in the skilled trades. We believe everyone should have access to a quality, economically sustainable, and dignified career that the skilled trades have to offer. We want to help make that a reality and are excited by the support of our investors who share that mission.