Startup Spotlight Archives

Startup Spotlight: Find Candidate Contact Information With @Prospectify

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Matt Ekstrom of Prospectify. What is your background? I’ve only worked at tech companies, most of which have been recruiting tech organizations. I was blessed to land at Monster.com right out of college, where I learned how to hustle in a more traditional sales environment. From there, the…

Startup Spotlight: @teaminterviewed Helps Find the Top Candidates in a Stack of Resumes

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines Chris Bakke, Co-Founder of Interviewed.  Should your startup be profiled? Send me a message.  What is your background? I’ve only ever worked at startups and technology companies. I got really lucky right out of college and joined an amazing team here in San Francisco that was building a product called…

Startup Spotlight: Switch Aims to Connect Jobseekers and Recruiters on Mobile @GetSwitch

It’s time for the Startup Spotlight. This week, learn more about Switch directly from the Founder and CEO, Yarden Tadmor. What is your background? I’ve spent the last 17 years in product, business, and sales development roles at technology startups. Highlights from that time were with three apps, all of which I helped build and…

Startup Spotlight: Klujo Wants to Gamify Your Facebook Career Page

The Startup Spotlight is back. This week, I caught up with Tamer Rafla, founder of Klujo. Should your startup be profiled? Send me a message.  What is your background? I hold a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Software Engineering and in business administration (MBA) from top Canadian schools. Prior to founding Klujo, I worked as a management…

Startup Spotlight: Make Candidate and Recruiter Scheduling More Efficient With @Pick_HQ

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Pick.co. Should your startup be profiled? Send me a message.  What is your background? Ryan Mindigo – CEO – 20th employee at Yammer. Was #1 Sales Rep before being promoted to US Sales Director. He reported to David Sacks for a period of time. Michael Selepec – COO (Product…

Startup Spotlight: Quiz and Stack-Rank Candidates in Your Talent Pool With Trommelo

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on  Robert Cate of Trommelo. Should your startup be profiled? Send me a message.  What is your background? I graduated from UC Riverside 5 years ago with a BS in Business Economics. During college I discovered a program that placed collegiate athletes into management roles, I landed a management position…

Startup Spotlight: nspHire is a Mobile Job and Job-Seeker Discovery Application

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on nspHire.  What is your background? Darryl Glover has a BA from Berkeley, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pacific, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has worked in Pharmacy Services, authored a children’s book, and has served in various C-level positions. Rasheen Carbin…

Startup Spotlight: HackerRank Helps Employers Engineer Their Technical Recruiting Process

 This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on HackerRank. Below is a conversation with Global Sales Director, Darin Medeiros. What is the background of the founders? Vivek started his career at Amazon in India.  The idea of Hackerrank came from a flaw he saw in the recruiting process with regard to evaluating technical talent.  There is a…

Startup Spotlight: TalentBrowser Scores and Matches Candidates to Jobs

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Talent Browser. Below is a conversation with Founder Janet Dwyer.  What is your background? For the past 15+ years I’ve been working in I.T./Financial Services recruitment in the NY tri-state region as a combined client account manager and hands-on recruiter. In 2003, my business partner John Harney and I founded…

Startup Spotlight: Connect6 Aims to Help Recruiters Find, Connect, and Discover Passive Candidates

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Connect6. Below is a conversation with Dean Nichols, Co-Founder.  Headline: Connect6° helps you discover and connect with passive candidates for free What is your background? I’ve worked for a variety of cloud-based technology companies over the last ten years (before it was even known as “the cloud”.  I’ve also…

eiTalent Provides Insight on Job Candidates Via Text Analysis Technology

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on eiTalent. I caught up with Marc Mapes, eiTalent’s Director of Product Management, to discuss what they are working on. Our conversation is below. What is your background? I spent 20+ years in the printing business, everything from sweeping the floors to sales to managing companies. In 2008, my…

Startup Spotlight: A Conversation With Daniel Chait of Greenhouse.io

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Greenhouse.io. We caught up with Daniel Chait, Co-founder and CEO. Our conversation is below. What is your background? I have a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan (#GOBLUE) and have been an entrepreneur in NYC since 1997. Greenhouse is my third company here. Previously, I cofounded…

AngelHire Launches to Help Startups Hire on AngelList

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on Dallas startup AngelHire. We caught up with Bradley Joyce to learn more about what they are doing. Our conversation is below. What’s your background? I studied Aerospace Engineering in school, but eventually left that world when I discovered I wasn’t really fit for the big corporate environment after…

UK People Aggregator 3Sourcing Crosses the Pond to Join 500 Startups

This week, the Startup Spotlight shines on UK startup 3Sourcing.  What is your background? Razvan is a two-time olympic math medallist who’s won over 21 first prizes in national computer science and math contests with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, to boot. Tom ran a recruitment business in London and San Francisco in…

HiringSolved Takes People Aggregation Global Across All Skill Sets

This week, the Startup Spotlight features people aggregator startup, HiringSolved. What is your background? Shon has a background in sales, technical recruiting and large-scale network engineering and security. Prior to starting HiringSolved, Shon founded Wild Cognition (Wildcog), a boutique staffing and recruiting agency in San Francisco. Before founding Wildcog Shon managed multiple technical consulting practices…