ExecThread Secures $6.5 Million to Accelerate Growth of its Crowdsourced Jobs Platform

ExecThread Secures $6.5 Million to Accelerate Growth of its Crowdsourced Jobs Platform

Premium Peer-to-Peer Job Sharing Network Brings Transparency to Executives Using Artificial Intelligence and Crowdsourcing Techniques

NEW YORK, September 14, 2017 ExecThread, Inc., a premium job-sharing network for executives and the largest aggregator of unpublished executive-level job opportunities, has secured a total of $6.5 million via an oversubscribed equity financing led by bi-coastal venture capital investors Canaan Partners and Javelin Venture Partners with participation from NextView Ventures, and a convertible note financing led by Corazon Capital with participation from CoVenture. As part of the investment, Jed Katz (Managing Director at Javelin) and Warren Lee (General Partner at Canaan) have joined ExecThread’s CEO Joe Meyer on the company’s Board of Directors..

Founder and CEO Joe Meyer, former CEO of HopStop (acquired by Apple) and former executive at AOL & GM at eBay, created ExecThread to address shortcomings in the traditional executive search process that he saw as both a candidate and as a hiring manager. Leveraging artificial intelligence and a unique peer-to-peer crowdsourcing approach, ExecThread provides a better way for executives to discover career-advancing job opportunities previously unavailable and inaccessible to them, and enables them to take more control over the job discovery process. ExecThread also connects executive recruiters and hiring managers with carefully vetted candidates, thereby helping to surface the best candidates and reduce time-to-hire.

Several key statistics substantiate ExecThread’s approach:

“Executive recruiting hasn’t changed in decades, and isn’t designed to address the unique and evolving needs of senior-level professionals and hiring managers,” said Meyer. “We saw an opportunity to disrupt the $120 billion global talent acquisition market, which is loaded with inefficiency, through a unique give-to-get model that provides professionals with far greater access to hidden career opportunities than traditional recruiting methods. Through a mix of rich profile data and advanced technology, we enable the best candidates to be matched with the best career opportunities thereby making hiring a far more efficient and effective process.”

ExecThread’s member base, which has grown entirely via word-of-mouth referrals to date, includes board members, C-suite executives, vice presidents and director-level professionals from 80% of the Fortune 100, 75% of the Top 100 Global Brands, and 60% of leading startup companies with $1 billion valuations. As of today, and for the first time to date, professionals can apply to join without being referred. To ensure exceptionally high network quality, ExecThread created a rigorous two-pronged applicant vetting system, which combines an interactive “peer review” process with an automated & statistical evaluation of a myriad of professional attributes.

About ExecThread, Inc.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in New York City, ExecThread, Inc. is a venture-backed start-up and premium network of highly qualified and carefully vetted executives and aspiring executives who discreetly share job opportunities with each other. ExecThread takes a unique, community-driven approach to accessing the hidden executive job market by crowdsourcing senior-level career opportunities from its members. As a result, ExecThread is now the largest aggregator of unpublished senior-level job opportunities. To sign-up for ExecThread, click here.

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