Funding Received
$2.1 Million in 2 Rounds from 1 Investor
Most Recent Funding
$100 Thousand on March 1, 2012 / Undisclosed Round
Madison, WI
Brazen Careerist is a web platform for individuals to showcase their career interests and develop a network with employers and colleagues.
Ryan Paugh, Penelope Trunk, Ryan Healy
Enterprise Software

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At Brazen Careerist, we believe everyone deserves a job they love. We combine our groundbreaking virtual recruiting events with actionable career advice and education to help professionals discover their strengths, refine their skills and find a job they love. We help hundreds of employers identify, engage with and hire top talent, and we help universities connect their students and alumni with each other and with top employers around the world.

OUR ROOTS The Brazen Careerist blog network came online in March 2008, and quickly became one of the top career sites for professionals. Brazen has continued to evolve over the years, but has stayed true to its original mission—helping professionals achieve their career goals with a unique mix of brazen career content and state-of-the-art technology. We have helped countless professionals discover new career interests, find new job opportunities, network with employers and colleagues and gain the skills necessary to succeed in today's market.

GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY In 2010, Brazen Careerist set out to create a virtual event platform that would bring employers and top talent together in an authentic, engaging and efficient way—all online. Today, our virtual event platform is used by hundreds of large organizations such as Amazon, Citi, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of State and others to recruit and engage top talent. University career centers, alumni offices and admissions also use our technology to power virtual events. Our platform has become the gold standard for virtual event technology and is quickly becoming the vendor of choice for corporations, government agencies, universities and nonprofits.

ONLINE COURSES Our close relationships with some of the country’s largest and best-known employers has given us a unique perspective on the types of skills and talent that employers are looking for. Brazen has teamed up with experts in numerous industries and has put together innovative online courses and bootcamps that help professionals quickly attain these sought after skills.

THE BEST CAREER ADVICE ON THE WEB We offer job seekers and professionals the best career and job search advice through our blog, Brazen Life. We’re proud to be syndicated by top media outlets, including Business Insider, Huffington Post, AOL Jobs, Tribune Media Services, Lifehacker and more.

Current Team (8)


Past Team (2)


Funding Rounds (2) - $100k


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Investors (1)

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    CIT GAP Funds

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Offices/Locations (1)

  • Brazen Careerist, Inc.

    222 W. Washington Ave

    Suite 108

    Madison, WI 53703


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