Interviewed Raises A $2M Seed Round, Expands Beyond Basic Job Simulations

Interviewed, a company that provides simulations for job candidates, has closed a $2 million seed round with participation from YC, SV Angel, Red Swan Ventures, and Jason Calacanis, among others.

The company also announced that after six months, it’s given almost 100,000 job assessments, with that number growing from 240 assessments the first month to 43,500 assessments last month.

While originally targeting non-technical assessments for sales, customer service, or administrative positions, Interviewed has already expanded into new assessments to evaluate more specialized positions. One new assessment is financial modeling, where Interviewed’s software monitors how a candidate uses Excel to evaluate a data set.

The company also plans to integrate with popular ATS (applicant tracking software) systems, the first being Greenhouse. These integrations allow the company to work with larger customers who are reliant on their existing ATS systems, like Instacart and Thumbtack.

Interestingly, Darren Nix, co-founder of Interviewed, said only 28 percent of candidates using the site are located in the U.S, with the other top markets being the Philippines, Hong Kong and Morocco.

Going forward, the company still expects that companies under 1000 employees will use Interviewed’s off-the-shelf products, while larger companies that receive between 20,000 – 50,000 job applications a month will use the company’s customized options.