Hired, the startup that plays secret matchmaker for engineers and the companies hoping to hire them, has expanded beyond computer science into sales and raised $15 million in Series B funding to help it rapidly expand on a global scale.
This round of funding comes from new investors Silicon Valley Bank, Comcast Ventures and Lumia Capital, with additional participation from current Hired investors Crosslink Capital, Sierra Ventures, SoftTech and SherpaVentures. This brings Hired’s funding total up to $32.7 million.
It will use this capital to fuel growth and expansion into new markets. Hired branched out from its San Francisco base into New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston and London this year. It’s now set a lofty goal to rapidly increase expansion into to a new city every six weeks. This will help the company look for talent on a global scale.
The startup’s aim has traditionally been to place the top software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers in key positions at good startups. According to Hired, 92 percent of participants receive an offer from its network of more than 1,600 startups and companies, and, on average, participants find a new job in 19 days. It recently added a sales category because after it received a lot of user demand for it.
“Two years ago, we pioneered the first two-sided marketplace for software engineers and designers and have seen remarkable traction, and now we’re excited to replicate this proven model for the best sales professionals,” explained Hired CEO Matt Mickiewicz.
The roadmap going forward includes expansion into verticals beyond engineering and sales. Some of the money will be used to help Hired grow into these sorts of categories. The funds will also be used to hire internally as the company continues to increase its own ranks and expand globally.