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StartUpHire.com lists venture backed jobs

Technology trends and news by Chris Caceres
March 19, 2009 | Comments (2)
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 Laid off from your corporate job?  Looking to get into something different?  Work for a startup.  

Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, MySpace and even Apple all started small.   Why not use those years of experience and skills to build the next big thing.

StartUpHire, a new job board and job posting site focused on listing startup jobs, launched yesterday.  It's also just implemented an improved search engine allowing users to filter listings by industry, geography, functional area and investor.  The site currently lists more than 10,000 jobs from more than 2,000 venture-backed companies.

StartUpHire was created by the venture capital community, for venture backed companies.  The site was made possible by DLA Piper, Comerica Bank, Cooley Godward Kronish, Global Logic, Sonnenschein, SIIA, Morrison & Foerster, Calysto, and New Venture Communications.  

 The interface of the site is quite simple.  You can conduct searches based on keywords, job titles, descriptions, industries, and plenty more.  Once you find the specific job posting you are looking for, companies are characterized by icons, as seen in image to the left.   

Users do not store their resumes on the site.  Instead, when a user finds the job they'd like to apply to, the "apply now" button, links directly to the site of the employer, putting the user in direct contact with the company that is hiring.  

As of now, the site is a free service for all users including the employers, although employer participation is restricted to venture capital backed companies which are privately held. 

StartUpHire plans on making money through incremental value-added services.  The company also offers advertising, sponsorships, and partnering for interested parties.

StartUpHire, is self funded and based out of Vienna, Virginia.

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ted smythe, on March 20, 2009

I like the RSS feed when a job is posted that meets my criteria such as role, location and VC - cool

Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell, on March 24, 2009

StartUpHire.com is a brilliant concept that will hopefully achieve escape velocity in an important niche for high-value recruiting services at a time that recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is experiencing an influx of new entrants.

Most of the new RPO entrants have offshore operations, where the subtleties of U.S. business are not always apparent.

StartUpHire.com could serve as one-stop RPO service for ALL of a startup’s recruiting and human-resource-management needs throughout an organization’s lifecycle.

By beating everybody else to human-resource-outsourcing (HRO) clients, StartUpHire.com can find itself in the enviable position of an incumbent. StartUpHire.com can supply additional HRO services and retain its clients indefinitely by performing all HRO functions as passionately as the early-stage recruiting ones.

StartUpHire.com can bring special expertise to finding, screening and handling startup-oriented people, who are a breed apart from run-of-the-mill talent. Startup people can be extremely valuable to young organizations but not always to established corporations.

On a personal note, I find startup people do not always fit into old line organizations because of our tendency to come in and immediately want to change things, shake things up. Work is often too much of a passion for startup people.

Conventional career paths do not reward or recognize the qualities of good startup people, which include a willingness to take risks, contribute more than is expected and to rebound quickly from setbacks.

I’ve been pushing HireAstartupGuy.com – with uninspiring results, so it is great to see StartUpHire.com coming into this neglected (and potentially highly profitable) vertical.

Go get ’em!

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