There are already 1,000 recruiters on the Jobr app and users have already made three million swipes since the app launched in May 2014. (The Jobr app works like the dating application Tinder–you basically look, decide, and swipe in an instant.) Developers have used that data to react and make the app even smarter about which jobs applicants will see and which applicants are visible to recruiters. The promise is that the app keeps learning. It’s already smarter now than it was when you started this article.
The start-up now has five full-time employees and an additional $2 million in seed funding from a very diverse group of investors including Tim Draper, Redpoint Ventures, The Hive, and Ellen Levy. Jobr has demonstrated success finding at least one job: the investors have brought in a new CEO, TJ Nahigian, to lead the fledgling company’s efforts. Nahigian was on Coatue Management’s investment team and has spent the last five years with a number of different investment firms. The new CEO has said before that he’s had an itch to get involved in the operational side of things at a start-up and Jobr is giving him that opportunity.