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Top 10 Recruitment Services Startups in the USA

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Top 10 Recruitment Services Startups in the USA
Top 10 Recruitment Services Startups in the USA

Finding a suitable candidate for a job position can be extremely challenging, time-consuming and costly too. There are multiple startups that help companies across various sectors to find suitable candidates ensuring a successful agreement. The primary duty of these recruitment services providing startups is to find a skilled candidate and place them in a suitable job position. They help you find out the best talents from a bunch of candidates.

In this article, we discuss the TOP 10 Recruitment Services Startups in the USA:

1. SmartRecruiters

Founders: Jerome Ternynck

Founding Year: 2010

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Funding received: US$ 115M

Investors: Mayfield Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Insight Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Rick Marini, Counterview Capital, Windcrest Partners

SmartRecruiters is an end-to-end recruiting platform to find, engage, and recruit individuals. Its services include recruitment marketing, applicant tracking and collaborative hiring built on a modern cloud platform. It also has an open marketplace for its clients which consists of more than 600 products and services for sourcing and screening top candidates.

2. Greenhouse Software

Founders: Daniel Chait, Jon Stross

Founding Year: 2012

Headquarters: New York, New York

Funding received: US$ 110.1M

Investors: Benchmark, Felicis Ventures, FundersClub, Social Starts, Social Capital, Thrive Capital, Resolute Ventures, Frontline Ventures, Riverwood Capital, Lumia Capital, Groupe Arnault, Thomas Lehrman, William Lohse, Paul Appelbaum, Seth Goldstein, Thatcher Bell, Nick Ganju

Greenhouse Software is a SaaS startup that helps companies in recruitment through its smart hiring approach and comprehensive suite of software and services. Its recruiting software consists of various products and solutions like Recruiting, Onboarding and Integrations, Structured hiring, Candidate experience, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion respectively, designed for both large as well as small & medium enterprises.

Greenhouse Software

It strives to make every company great at hiring. 

3. HireVue

Founders: Chip Luman, Mark Newman

Founding Year: 2004

Headquarters: South Jordan, Utah

Funding received: US$ 93M

Investors: Sequoia Capital, TCV, The Carlyle Group, Granite Ventures,

Investor Growth Capital Limited, Kickstart, Peterson Ventures, Rose Park Advisors

HireVue offers a Hiring Intelligence Platform that enables companies to hire the best talent with the help of video interviews and AI-based pre-recruitment assessments. The platform combines analytical and authorized organizational science with artificial intelligence enabling recruiters to improve human decision-making in the recruitment process, hence delivering higher-quality talent at a faster rate.

HireVue has organized over 6 million interviews for more than 700 clients worldwide, of which one-third are a part of the Fortune 100 and renowned brands such as Vodafone, Nike, Intel, Hilton, HealthSouth, Qantas and Carnival Cruise Lines.

4. Workable

Founders: Nikos Moraitakis, Spyros Magiatis

Founding Year: 2012

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

Funding received: US$ 84.2M

Investors: Greylock, Balderton Capital, 83North, Notion Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Openfund, Zouk Capital, Dimitris Vranopoulos, Alexis Pantazis, Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

Workable provides a hiring platform where companies find, test and recruit the best candidates, quicker. It provides in-house recruiters and hiring teams with techniques to find more skilled candidates. Workable helps these recruiters and hiring teams join forces to identify and hire the best employee. Clients who use the startup’s software go from application to offer letters faster, with automated and AI-driven tools that source and recommend applicants, simplify decision making and streamline the hiring process.

Workable has helped more than 20,000 companies hire 1 million candidates to date. It works with a diverse group of organizations, including HireVue, JOEY Restaurants, Bevi, Soho House, RyanAir, Sephora and many more.

5. Lever

Founders: Nate Smith, Randal Truong, Sarah Nahm

Founding Year: 2012

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Funding received: US$ 72.8M

Investors: Y Combinator, SV Angel, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint, Matrix Partners, Slow Ventures, Box Group, Correlation Ventures, LocalGlobe and 11 other investors

Lever builds contemporary recruiting software for companies to find, interview, and recruit top talent. It claims to be one of the most recognized brands in the field of employee hiring software for midsize and enterprise companies.

It has combined ATS (applicant tracking system) & CRM (Customer Relationship Management) into a single platform, Lever Hire. Other products in its suite for recruitment marketing and analytics include:

  • Lever Nurture
  • Lever Talent Intelligence
  • Lever Data Warehouse Sync.

Its clients include Netflix, Mercedes-Benz, KPMG, Spotify, Delta Dental, Cirque du Soleil, and over 3000 others.

6. TripleByte

Founders:  Ammon Bartram, Guillaume Luccisano, Harjeet Taggar

Founding Year: 2015

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Funding received: US$ 48.1M

Investors: Y Combinator, SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Initialized Capital, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, Caffeinated Capital, Xavier Niel, Imagine K12, Sam Altman and 26 other investors

TripleByte is a recruiting and technical screening platform for technology companies. Its platform evaluates every engineer’s technical skills using advanced machine learning and adaptive techniques thus helping companies hire smarter, faster, and without bias.

The startup is working with the belief that the present technical hiring process is not efficient enough to help engineers show their strengths and strives to build a better selection process.

7. Karat

Founders: Jeffrey Spector, Mohit Bhende

Founding Year: 2014

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Funding received: US$ 41.6M

Investors: Norwest Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Tiger Global Management, Founder Collective, 8VC, Founders’ Co-op, Charlie Songhurst, Kevin Mahaffey, Ross Mason, Clark Valberg, Michael Ovitz, Craig Sherman, Lior Delgo, Sara Clemens

Karat brings forward Interview Engineering, a highly predictive technical interview that enables efficient hiring processes for top organizations. The startup conducts technical interviews on behalf of organizations hiring software engineers. It does this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat’s interviewing set-up, smart questions, and data-driven efficient practices. The result is highly predictive and helps organize fair interviews at scale.

Karat has gathered the largest, most robust dataset of structured-interview intelligence to generate never seen before recruitment analytics.

8. Fountain

Founders: Jeremy Cai, Keith Ryu

Founding Year: 2014

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Funding received: US$ 33.9M

Investors: Y Combinator, DCM Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Funders Club, Slow Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital, Sherpa Capital, Industry Ventures, Commerce Ventures and 20 other investors

Previously known as OnboardIQ, Fountain is the leading talent platform designed for the hourly workforce. Its platform helps hundreds of retail, restaurant, delivery, and hospitality companies hire employees quickly. Many of the world’s major and most avant-garde companies, such as Uber, Safeway, Deliveroo, and Caviar, trust Fountain to power their enormous employee hiring and contractor screening operations, across 50 countries and 700 cities.

9. JazzHR

Founders: Don Charlton

Founding Year: 2009

Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Funding received: US$ 24.6M

Investors: Salesforce Ventures, Innovation Works, ff Venture Capital, Birchmere Ventures, AlphaLab, Rincon Venture Partners, Paige Craig, Volition Capital, Blue Cloud Ventures, Riverfront Ventures, Christopher Muenchhoff

JazzHR is an easy-to-use, powerful, and inexpensive recruiting software designed for small and mediums businesses. It replaces outdated hiring processes like using email and spreadsheets with an in-built ATS (applicant tracking system) that helps recruiters and hiring managers to build a scalable and effective recruiting process for companies.

It is the creator of Crowd, the HR industry’s first integrated crowd-sourcing, big data and predictive analytics initiative.

10. Wepow

Founders: Imo Udom, Jaime Romero, Rodrigo Martinez

Founding Year: 2011

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Funding received: US$ 5.4M

Investors: 500 Startups, DCM Ventures, Kapor Capital, Quotidian Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners

Recruitment startup Wepow offers a video interviewing & engagement platform that helps organizations decrease the time & cost of examining and hiring quality talent at scale. It connects recruiters, job applicants and employers, through easy-to-use mobile and video interviewing solutions.

Adidas, Lenovo, and Box are some of its clients who use its video and communications platform to augment recruiter efficiency and provide engaging candidate experiences. It aims to help organizations regain time, reduce costs and recruit effectively.

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