HireVue to Modernize, Reinvent Recruiting Process with $22 Million Secured
Save 40% when upgrading to Creative Cloud : For existing CS3 or later customers
Cloud-Based Digital Interview Platform Makes Archaic Interviewing Process Up to 10 Times Faster, Consistent and Data-Driven
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Leading on-demand digital interviewing platform provider, HireVue, Inc. announced the close of $22 million in funding including a $17 million Series C equity round, led by Investor Growth Capital, and an expansion of the company’s debt facility.
Granite Ventures, who led HireVue’s previous round, Peterson Ventures, who led HireVue’s A-round, new investors Rose Park Advisors, and the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati also supported this round.
Fueled by the emergence of social and mobile recruiting, many companies now receive more than 100 applicants for a given position, and 68 percent of employers report that more than half of those candidates are not qualified for the position, according to the Talent Board’s Candidate Experience Report.
What’s more, employers are confined by age-old means of screening and interviewing those candidates to narrow the field and find the right talent.
The HireVue cloud-based platform takes recruiting into the 21st century, making interviews available on-demand.
Since responses are captured digitally, they can be objectively compared, rated and shared with other members of the hiring team.
Phil Dur, Managing Director at Investor Growth Capital shares…
“HireVue’s on-demand digital interviews are a game-changer for anyone who’s hiring. Already being used by hundreds of global companies and small businesses, HireVue’s quickly becoming the new digital standard for making interviewing a consistent, data-driven process.
“Leading this round of funding is an incredible opportunity for us to be an integral part of a company with tremendous growth potential.”
David Bradford, chief executive officer at HireVue, Inc. adds…
“HireVue is effectively changing the way that people around the world are getting hired.
“Bringing in this diverse, world-class group of funding partners further validates the need for a solution like HireVue’s and solidly fuels the company’s aggressive plans to modernize recruiting and expand our services to a global job market.
“With the U.S. unemployment rate at more than 8 percent, despite millions of open jobs, I cannot think of a better time to address this critical problem.”
HireVue currently employs more than 60 professionals, and provides its services to more than 300 companies, including: Walmart, Nike, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, eBay, Nestle, GEICO, Dow Jones and more.
The influx of investment capital will be focused on strategic investments in research and development (R&D), sales and marketing, client services, and global expansion.
As the series leader, Investor Growth Capital is a global venture capital firm backed by Investor AB, with offices in Menlo Park, New York, Beijing, and Stockholm.
Founded in 1916, Investor AB, the sole limited partner in IGC, is the largest listed industrial holding company in Northern Europe whose investments include AstraZeneca, Ericsson and NASDAQ OMX, amongst others.
Rose Park Advisors, a new investment partner for HireVue, is a specialized investment firm focused on identifying investment opportunities by applying the concept of disruptive innovation. Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, The New York Times best-selling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and architect of the disruptive innovation framework founded the firm in 2007, along with his son Matt Christensen.
Matt Christensen, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Rose Park Advisors says…
“HireVue has effectively digitized and modernized the way that people around the world will vie for and secure their next job.
“We saw an opportunity to be a part of something we believe has enormous potential as a ‘disruptive innovation’ and we jumped at the chance to take HireVue to the next level.”
Granite Ventures is largely focused on funding early-stage technology companies in sectors where they believe partners have deep domain expertise, broad industry knowledge and significant investment experience.
Peterson Ventures partners with entrepreneurs and founders of great companies, providing strategic input, operational assistance, and access to an influential and expert network of partners.
Also contributing to this round is Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm.
Ferracone is a veteran HR executive and the former president of Mercer Consulting’s HR practice.
HireVue is an amazing new way to interview – on demand! Users simply browse, watch, rate and share the interviews they want, on their own time – just like streaming their favorite movies – even from a smart phone. Recognized by HR Executive Magazine as a Top HR Product of 2011, HireVue’s Digital Interview Platform™ also helps improve interviews of all types, including in person, phone and video interviews. Digital question, feedback and collaboration tools remove hassle and make interviewing up to ten times faster and nine times cheaper. Join HireVue customers like Starbucks, Nike and Walmart who are making interviewing awesome. http://www.hirevue.com
What Are Your Thoughts??
What is your company doing for mobile recruiting?
What changes do you see in the way you manage your recruiting given mobile ?
What is one word that describes your feedback to mobile recruitng?
Please share your thoughts in our comments section below!
Read what these investors and HireVue were able to accomplish in 4 months with the $22 million…
More articles by Our Audience...
- Latest Technology Requires Higher Skill Levels -- Get Training! - 18-February-2013
- 10 Techniques to Effective Applicant Tracking - 14-February-2013
- Are You Learning Project Management the Right Way? - 14-February-2013
- How Do Those Headshots Get In Google Searches? - 13-February-2013
- Obtain A PMP Certification While Maintaining Your Work Schedule - 24-January-2013
- Entering the Workforce? What You Need to Know About Interviews - 22-January-2013
- How An Effective Absence Management Policy Can Benefit All - 17-January-2013
- What Are The Security Issues Surrounding Cloud Technology? - 11-January-2013
- The Grinch Who Stole Data - 19-December-2012
- Infographic: The @Work State of Mind - 29-November-2012
To leave comments, you will need to sign in or register with facebook. To have your comments posted to your own facebook wall, be sure to click the 'Post to Profile' box. To minimize spam, all comments require admin approval before they will be displayed.
Benefits for Registering with The HRIS World
Using our registration option will allow you to receive our latest articles via email (you can opt out at any time) -- either allposts or posts for specific blogs.
|5 Common Hiring Mistakes
Read more about these mistakes, and how to avoid them in this whitepaper.
Podcasts - all articles
Kindle - all blogs
RSS feeds - by blog
Some More Information for You...
For the latest video briefs, check out any of our 50+ playlists on our YouTube channel...ADP : Brasil IT : Brasil IT-BPO : Ceridian : Cloud Computing : Epicor : HR Tech Europe : HR Technology Conference: IHRIM : Insight UK : Intel : Kenexa : Kronos : Mobile News : OpenText : Oracle : PeopleSoft : SAGE : SAP : SHRM : Success Magazine : Taleo : TechnoFunc : TowersWatson
You will also find our Microsoft and Microsoft Office 2010 YouTube video playlists helpful with your learning...Microsoft : Microsoft Office : 365 : Access : Excel : Lync : OneNote : Outlook : PowerPoint : Web Apps : Word : Microsoft Windows phone : Publisher : Project : SharePoint Workspace : Visio
AND NOW - Previews to Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2013 Applications!!!Microsoft : Microsoft Office : Access : Excel : OneNote : Outlook : PowerPoint : Web Apps : Word : Microsoft Windows phone : Publisher : Project : SharePoint : Visio