Simply Hired

  • Indeed owner Recruit Holdings confirms acquisition of Simply Hired

    Indeed owner Recruit Holdings confirms acquisition of Simply Hired

    Back in May we reported that Simply Hired, a job portal with about 30 million users, was shutting down its existing operations as part of an acquisition, and today we finally have the details about what is happening next: its assets have been acquired by Recruit Holdings, the massive group based out of Japan that owns Indeed.com and many other recruitment and job listings portals. Recruit… Read More

  • Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired. We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email Friday from the company noting that it is terminating… Read More

  • Simply Hired Raises $12M More For its Job Search Engine

    Simply Hired Raises $12M More For its Job Search Engine

    Job search engine Simply Hired says that it has raised $12 million in additional funding. Prior to the new round, the company had raised more than $22 million, most recently in a $4.6 million Series C. The new funding is a mix of debt and equity, and it comes from previous investors Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures, as well as City National Bank. Read More

  • $4.6 Million For Newly Profitable Simply Hired

    Silicon Valley based job listing search engine Simply Hired is announcing profitability and a new round of financing – $4.6 million from new investor IDG Ventures and existing investor Foundation Capital. The company is also announcing four quarters of positive cash flow. Phil Sanderson, managing director at IDG Ventures, joins the company’s Board of Directors. Simply Hired has… Read More

  • Teen Bloggerpreneur Jessica Mah's $500 Startup: InternshipIN

    Teen blogger/entrepreneur Jessica Mah has a new startup that cost her $500 to launch. It is an internship job board called InternshipIN aimed at college students who want a dedicated instead of having to trawl through the major job boards. Mah, who operated her own Web hosting startup in high school, is now 18 and a junior at Berkeley. She started InternshipIN with two other students. It… Read More

  • Simply Hired Looks For Jobs Overseas

    Job search engine Simply Hired is expanding its operations into Canada, UK, Australia and India. The venture-backed startup was once an acquisition target for Google, and was recently called out for showing enormous jumps in traffic numbers that may have had something to do with shady tactics. Depending on where you look, the company says their database contains in between four and seven… Read More