Indeed, the job platform with over 200 million people searching for jobs each month, is acquiring Interviewed, the online job assessment tool. The terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but all 12 of Interviewed’s employees, including the three co-founders, will be going to work at Indeed. Based in San Francisco, Interviewed was part of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 class and provides job assessment tools to customers like IBM, Zillow and Thumbtack. It went on to raise a seed round of $2M. Indeed was also a client of Interviewed, and its Japan-based parent company Recruit was an early investor in the startup. The job platform used Interviewed’s API to let employers attach an automated screening interview or assessment to applications. These assessments include an automated phone screening, customer support and administrative assistant simulations, and an excel test. We tried out some of these assessments when Interviewed first launched, and found them to be pretty realistic and potentially a good way to predict future job performance.
How AI Is Changing Your Job Hunt
A few years ago, Jason Freeman was confronted by a classic hiring challenge. The 10-person startup he had founded, an online commercial real estate service called 42Floors.com, was growing and needed to rapidly staff up. Suddenly, it seemed, Freedman, who had myriad other duties as CEO, was spending hours at a time sifting through towering stacks of résumés. He was overwhelmed. The solution appeared in the form of artificial intelligence software from a young company called Interviewed. It speeds the vetting process by providing online simulations of what applicants might do on their first day as an employee.
Interviewed Raises A $2M Seed Round, Expands Beyond Basic Job Simulations
Interviewed, a company that provides simulations for job candidates, has closed a $2 million seed round with participation from YC, SV Angel, Red Swan Ventures, and Jason Calacanis, among others. The company also announced that after six months, it’s given almost 100,000 job assessments, with that number growing from 240 assessments the first month to 43,500 assessments last month.