AfterCollege, a platform supporting entry-level jobs and internships for recent college grads, just acquired CollegeFeed, a social network for job-seeking college students started by a former Googler.
“The vision we started with was when you’re 20 years old, you may not really be sure about what you want to do,” said Agrawal. “But if could give us some signals about what you’re good at with a profile of rich information and samples from your portfolio, you’d be able to show rather than talk about your capabilities. Then we’d ferret out jobs that were available and matched your abilities across employers.”
The company had raised about $2.5 million in funding from investors including Accel Partners and S-Cubed Capital. To date, the platform has facilitated about 8,000 connections between job seekers and employers. That adds to AfterCollege’s 1.5 million student profiles and 400,000 job and internship listings.
“The goal here is to provide the most efficient match possible for students in need of jobs,” said Roberto Angulo, who runs AfterCollege .
Agrawal is joining AfterCollege as an adviser but not as a permanent employee, and the company’s senior product team will join the company to guide the integration of the two products. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the acquisition.
CollegeFeed’s student profiles will get folded into AfterCollege’s talent network. AfterCollege is also planning a couple of launches later next month where employers will get a curated feed of vetted candidates right into their inbox.