Executive Hiring Trends: Up & Coming Companies – April 21, 2020

Check out this list of companies procured by Crunchbase who have recently secured millions in funding. Learn how my clients use this information to create interviews here by going direct using LinkedIn here. If you’re looking for hidden job market opportunities like these and want a proven step-by-step method for locating them, get my Career Power Strategy Session, “Executive Strategies for Tapping into the Hidden Job Market.”

  • ForgeRock secures $93.5M for digital IDs
    ForgeRock, developer of an AI-driven platform for identity management, has raised $93.5 million in a Series E round led by Riverwood Capital. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Norway, is the latest in a string of digital ID companies to secure big funding rounds in recent weeks.
  • Guru lands $30M for knowledge software
    Guru, a Philadelphia-based collaborative knowledge management software provider, has raised $30 million in a Series C funding round led by Accel. The company has been doubling annual revenue, but this year saw its fastest growth in adoption after launching a free version of its product.
  • Moshi raises $12M for kids’ sleep
    London-based Moshi has just raised a $12 million Series B round to help it achieve its mission of helping kids relax and sleep with its audio sleep and mindfulness app. The startup was born out of Mind Candy, a company created by Michael Acton Smith, one of the co-founders of popular meditation app Calm.
  • Unlearn closes on $12M for clinical trials
    San Francisco-based Unlearn, developer of a machine-learning platform that generates control patient data for clinical studies, has secured a $12 million Series A financing. The startup’s aim is to reduce the number of patients required to run a trial while maintaining rigorous standards.
  • Hone scores $2.75M for remote training
    San Francisco-based startup Hone has raised $2.75 million in fresh seed funding to build out its online training platform, which combines research-backed, live classes led by expert executive coaches, with data to reinforce and measure programs’ impact at scale. Its CEO and co-founder, Tom Griffiths, previously co-founded popular fantasy sports platform FanDuel.

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