Gild, The Service For Finding And Hiring Engineers, Raises $13.5M Series B Funding

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Gild, the startup that has built a service that helps companies find and hire software engineers, has closed on $13.5 million in a new round of funding.

The new round, which is Gild’s Series B, brings the company’s total funding to around $27 million. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with the inclusion of Steve Anderson of Baseline, Globespan Capital Partners, SAP Ventures, correlation Ventures, and Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital.

In an interview this week, Gild’s CEO Sheeroy Desai said the new funding comes at a time of big growth for his company. Gild saw 400 percent growth from 2012 to 2013 in terms of revenue, he said, and Gild now has more than 250 customers from all over the world.

These numbers are not exactly surprising, given the much-publicized tech hiring boom of recent years. But Desai says that Gild is seeing interest for its services beyond primarily tech-centric firms.

“A lot of the customer base when we started off was in tech and Silicon Valley,” Desai said. “Since then, though, we have heavily diversified, and now have customers from the retail, to financial services, to the travel industry.” It turns out that increasingly, all sorts of companies are looking for tech talent.

Going forward, Gild plans to use the new funding to add fuel to its recent growth and expand its product reach and offerings. The company will also look to grow its headcount, which currently includes more than 60 staff.