Executive Hiring Trends: Up & Coming Companies – April 29, 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.”

  • Silverton closes $144M for Texas-focused funds
    Austin-based Silverton Partners announced this morning that it has closed on $144 million in capital across two funds. The firm plans to back 20 to 25 companies out of the larger, early stage-focused fund, with the majority expected to have headquarters in Texas.
  • Mojo Vision eyes $53M for smart contacts
    Augmented reality contact lens company Mojo Vision landed $53 million in a fresh round led by New Enterprise Associates. Saratoga, California-based Mojo is developing lenses with a built-in display that allows wearers to access useful information without having to look down at a screen.
  • Niche secures $35M for school search
    Niche, a school search platform, announced this morning it has raised a $35 million Series C round of funding led by Radian Capital. The latest raise is more than triple the $9.8 million raised by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Niche in its Series A and B rounds combined.
  • Fintech hiring and fundraising stays strong
    The financial services industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise gloomy environment of record unemployment and layoffs. Despite the current economic climate, companies in the financial services space are not only continuing to hire, but many are fundraising and being acquired.
  • Time to reinforce support for female founders
    Christine Tsai, CEO of 500 Startups, weighs in on why backers of female-founded startups should reinforce support for these emerging businesses amid the economic fallout of COVID-19. For female-owned companies, which already account for just a small share of funded startups, it will most likely be a struggle to access capital at a time when they need more runway.
  • All the answers are sitting in your CRM
    There’s no doubt that every sales team is scrambling. One might think the easy strategy is to focus on recession-proof industries that would hypothetically have the budget. That’s not always the case. Crunchbase sales manager Shamus Noonan shares why targeting such industries is not necessarily the silver bullet you may think it is.

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