The Resumator Raises $700,000 For Social Recruiting Solution

Pittsburgh-based The Resumator, which aims to “take the hassle out of hiring”, has secured $700,000 in funding led by Rincon Venture Partners, with Paige Craig, ff Venture Capital and Christopher Muenchhoff participating.

The Resumator is a graduate of the May 2009 AlphaLab program, a startup accelerator program run by seed stage investor Innovation Works, which also participated in the round.

The company offers Web-based social recruiting and applicant tracking tools that allow employers to promote job openings and efficiently review incoming resumes. No more inboxes filling up with cover letters and attachments, but instead a centralized environment where multiple people within one company can collaborate to rank, track and discuss candidates.

Customers include well known tech startups like Evernote, Tumblr, Bump and Klout.

Competitors include Jobvite, Firefish, Sendouts and Taleo, among many others.

Founder and CEO Don Charlton says they built the service to support the needs of what he calls “deputized hiring managers”, employees in SMBs that often have no formal experience recruiting and not much free time, but are nonetheless tasked to manage the hiring effort.

Charlton tells me that The Resumator had been growing steadily from their small Pittsburgh office since its 2009 launch, and that there were having trouble making connections with investors on the West Coast. In an effort to solve that problem, the startup signed up for AngelList and says it was able to quickly secure the round thanks to that move.

The Resumator has now raised close to $900,000 in financing.