Funding Received
$17.7 Million in 2 Rounds from 7 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$15 Million Series A on March 24, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Hired is a two-sided marketplace that matches technology talent, such as engineers and data scientists, with the right job opportunities.
Matt Mickiewicz, Allan Grant, Douglas Feirstein
Marketplaces, Recruiting, Curated Web

Company Details


Hired is the first two-sided marketplace created specifically to match high quality technology talent with the best job opportunities. We admit 200-250 new participants into our marketplace each month (out of over 5000 applicants) and connect them with over 700+ leading companies, including OpenTable, Palantir, ClearSlide, Mixpanel, Klout, Lookout and Twitter as well as leading early stage startups. We are currently focused on developers, UX/UI designers, product managers and data scientists in the Bay Area, NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, LA and Seattle...but growing quickly.

We believe taking the next step in your career should be a transparent, unbiased, and painless process...and that the talent should be in control. Our week-long markets provide upfront offers from vetted and funded companies, dedicated talent advocates to support our participants through the recruiting process, and signing bonuses of $2,000. 90% of our participants receive an upfront offers and hires are made on our platform in under 15 days vs over 60 for an agency.

Hired began its life as—an idea the founders dreamt up over Indian food, beer and rap music at an Irish bar in San Francisco in April 2012.

The team expressed frustration about past dealings with expensive recruitment agencies, and contemplated that the most popular recruitment tool amounted to “shopping for a house using a phonebook”.

The very next morning, Doug purchased the DeveloperAuction domain name and forwarded Matt and Allan the receipt. They got to work, launching the first auction during Burning Man, which netted $30 million in offers on 88 Engineers. Today, after 1 year, Hired, Inc is the biggest end-to-end recruitment solution in the Bay Area in terms of hires made.

Current Team (11)


Past Team (3)


Board Members and Advisors (5)


Investors (7)

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    SoftTech VC

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    Sierra Ventures

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    SherpaVentures invests in the most promising emerging technology-enabled companies.
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    Crosslink Capital

    Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over...
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    New Enterprise Associates

    Global venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across...
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    Google Ventures

    Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc.
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    Investment Firm

Offices/Locations (2)

  • San Francisco

    42 Decatur Street

    San Francisco, CA 94103


  • New York

    175 Varick St

    New York, NY 10014


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