Talent Referring Platform Candidate.co Launches and Raises $4M

Candidate.co has secured $4M in seed funding from prominent investors and offers remote positions nationwide and in-office roles in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. The seed round was led by Voyager Capital with participation from Positive Sum, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Ascend, BAM Ventures and Vulcan.

“Candidate.co was founded with a simple vision: connect employers and potential employees by tapping into powerful relationships,” said Candidate.co CEO Ryan Agresta. “The COVID pandemic has exacerbated hiring challenges, with 42 percent of employers having job openings that could not be filled – a record high. Candidate.co brings more tools to the recruiting toolbox to supercharge existing hiring programs.”

Candidate.co is a new way for people to connect their personal and professional networks with great jobs while earning money launches out of beta today. For “superconnectors” — people with networks of talented friends and peers — Candidate.co offers the best way to connect them with the right job, and pays between $2,400 – $6,000 for each successful match.

Announcement: Talent Referring Platform Candidate.co Launches and Raises $4M