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9 Oct, 2017

Recommendation Engine Ascendify Raises 11$M

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Ascendify, announced that it has closed $11 million in Series A funding with Canaan Partners leading the round. GE Ventures and Cisco Investments, who were customers of Ascendify prior to investing, also participated in the Series A funding round and are collaborating with Ascendify to build a shared vision of the future of smarter talent solutions.

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2 Oct, 2017

Entelo Launches Envoy to Make Recruiting Easy

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Entelo is announcing the launch of Envoy, machine learning technology to automate the most frustrating part of recruiting. By leveraging artificial intelligence, Entelo Envoy scours the web to identify the “best fit,” even for hard-to-fill roles, and then actually engages those candidates on behalf of the employer.

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28 Sep, 2017

IKEA Acquires Temp Labor Marketplace TaskRabbit

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TaskRabbit, the on-demand platform for hiring people to do everything from build furniture to stand in line for you at the Apple Store, has sold itself to Ikea, Recode first reported. Ikea has since confirmed the acquisition, saying the plan is for the furniture retailer to acquire 100 percent of the shares in TaskRabbit but that TaskRabbit will continue to operate independently.

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27 Sep, 2017

Jobbio Closes $15 Million Investment for Companies and Jobseekers

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Jobbio has closed a $15 million round to further its goal of uniting jobseekers with companies looking for talent. Smurfit Kappa Group, Enterprise Ireland, IIU and Balderton Capital founding partner Barry Maloney all threw money into the pot.

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27 Sep, 2017

Interviewing.io Hones Focus on Anonymous Interview Tech

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Take out your name, resume and any other identifying information then hop on the internet and show your skills to a recruiting manager. That’s the way Interviewing.io does it to ensure a truly blind interview for big tech companies like Facebook and Lyft. Most of the major tech companies have been criticized for their lack of diversity in the engineering department. Google most recently came under fire when one of its engineers suggested women were not biologically capable to handle the role.

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26 Sep, 2017

CRM/ATS Bullhorn is Reportedly for Sale

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Only three short weeks after Bullhorn, Inc’s acquisition of Connexys, Vista Equity Partners has put up for sale after a five-year hold. It’s reported that Vista tapped Atlas Technology Group to advise on the sale.

25 Sep, 2017

Jopwell raises $7.5 Million for Diversity-focused Job Recruitment

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Jopwell is trying to increase diversity in the workplace and announced today funding of $7.5 million for its job recruitment platform, which targets black, Latino/hispanic, and Native American students and professionals. investor Cue Ball Capital led this round, with participation from other existing investors Kapor Capital, Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, and Valar Ventures. New investors include SJF Ventures, Blue Ivy Ventures, and Teneo Ventures.

25 Sep, 2017

EquitySim Raises $3.1 Million to Democratize Hiring

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EquitySim, a technology-driven online simulation-based recruiting platform that partners with financial services firms to identify top hidden talent around the world, announced today that it has secured $3.1 million in Seed funding led by leading employment tech investor University Ventures, along with Peak Ventures and 500 FinTech.

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14 Sep, 2017

StepStone leads, mobileJob gets a nod in German survey

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A survey of the best job portals puts StepStone, Indeed and Xing ahead, while blue collar startup mobileJob is a new favorite.

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12 Sep, 2017

Automated Solution Helps Employers Offer A Fair Chance

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Silicon Valley HR tech company GoodHire helps employers follow new fair-chance laws protecting job seekers with criminal records. GoodHire introduced a technology solution to automatically guide employers through California’s new laws and any other state, local and fair-chance laws wherever you hire.It’s the background screening industry’s first built-in workflow, helping employers comply with federal adverse action requirements as well as over 180 state and local ban-the-box rules.

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