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Recruiting platform Fetcher gains $5.4m in funding

Fetcher, an outbound recruiting platform that combines AI with human expertise to recruit top talent for high-growth companies, has secured its latest round of funding as well as several executive hires.

In late 2018, Fetcher raised $5.4M in an oversubscribed seed round led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with full participation by existing investors, Picus and Revel Partners, as well as angel investors which include Paul English (founder of Kayak), Amol Sarva (founder of Knotel) and James Joaquin (co-founder of Obvious Ventures).

Andres Blank, co-founder and CEO, said, “With our latest round of funding, we were able hire several outstanding executives and industry luminaries to lead our sales, customer success and operations teams. We’re also focused on using our funding to scale our data science and engineering teams to ensure amazing product innovations for our customers.”

Genevieve Jurvetson, co-founder, added, “At Fetcher, we believe the best people are typically engaged in their work and you have to proactively recruit them. Top candidates will rarely be found via job boards, in marketplaces, or through your inbound applications.

“The challenge is that most companies don’t have the time or domain expertise to effectively find and attract the best people. Fetcher does the heavy lifting so that recruiting teams and hiring managers can focus on what they do best – providing an amazing candidate experience.”

Fetcher uses a human-in-the-loop approach to complement its AI-powered recruiting, ensuring the highest quality matches for their clients with the greatest efficiency.

Fetcher is also growing its own team. In 2019 so far it has hired several industry executives to help scale its outbound recruiting platform.

  • Scott Fowle has been appointed as chief revenue officer.  Fowle was previously at SmashFly where he served as chief strategy officer.

  • Korneel Bouman has been named as chief customer officer. Bouman was previously at Stack Overflow where he led its customer success team.

  • Dario Salas Machado will take on the role of VP of finance. Before joining Fetcher, Salas Machado was at Univision where he was director of ad sales analytics.

  • Tara Cooper joins the company as VP of sales and enablement.  Cooper also comes to Fetcher via SmashFly where she was VP of sales enablement.

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