• Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M on a $275M valuation

    14 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    LinkedIn has created and - with 562 million users - leads the market in social platforms for people who want to network with others in their professions, and look for jobs. Now a startup that hopes to take it on in a specific niche - university students and recent grads, with a focus on diversity and inclusion - has raised a substantial round to grow. Handshake , a platform for both students looking to take their early career steps and employers who want to reach them, has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding, after hitting 14 million users in the U.S. across 700 universities...
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  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Others Just Put Millions Into Student Recruitment Startup Handshake

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, has invested in Handshake, a fast-growing startup focused on job recruitment for college students.
    The organization joined the Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, and previous investors in the $40 million funding. EQT Ventures led the round and EQT partner Alastair Mitchell joined the startup's board of directors.
    Although The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative may be known for philanthropic efforts that focus on healthcare and other sectors, it also invests in startups. Vivian Wu, the...
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