Location: 677 7th Ave #234, San Diego, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2014
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 11/2015, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
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San Diego, California, United States United States
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Company description

Industry is a professional network, marketplace, and hiring solution for top talent in the service and hospitality industry.



  • Cody Barbo
    Cody Barbo | Founder
    Cody Barbo is an entrepreneur from San Diego, CA. He now is the founder and CEO of Industry, a professional network and hiring solution for the service and hospitality industry.
  • Matthew C Cecil
    Matthew C Cecil | Founder
    My name is Matt Cecil and I am the co-founder of Industry. Industry is a professional network for the service and hospitality industry. Our mission is to make service and hospitality professionals more likely to succeed in their careers. Our vis...
  • Varun Villait
    Varun Villait | Team member
    Varun has spent most of the last decade managing technology and digital products at various organizations. Growing up with a family owned restaurant the industry holds a special place in Varun’s heart. He’s here to deliver the best exp...
  • Eric Urhausen
    Eric Urhausen | Team member
    Developer/engineer and partner support professional specializing in web development, app development and automation. Very interested in game app development for mobile, web and desktop. Looking for a company where I can expand my knowledge and und...
Business model


Competitive advantage
  •  Industry has significant benefits for applicants and business owners over Craigslist. Business owners get a simple, streamlined overview of all applicants and can quickly filter through and contact them within the platform. For applicants, they receive notifications via text and email of when their application has been viewed, bringing a much needed transparency to the job search process. 
  •  With industry, your profile is your resume, and applicants can highlight their skills and talents through photos and videos. We are not another ‘job posting’ site, but a professional network where our users can hangout, get recognition for their work from their peers, discuss business, and connect with thought leaders.
  •  Businesses are able to highlight their brand through photos and videos on their company page. This allows them to position their company as a great place to work, bringing new prospective employees into the pipeline, and generating quality leads for hiring. Company culture among staff is paramount in this industry, and our platform is the first to offer this.
  •  And our name and brand: Industry! People working in bars, clubs, and restaurants refer to their line of work as the ‘industry.’