Another weekend in lockdown, another post. Thank you to everyone who read last week's post and shared feedback.
Some of the notes were about finding open roles in companies with the potential to grow. Other than job boards, how can you find exciting opportunities for work?
I've been fortunate to work in two companies that gave me incredible opportunities for professional growth.
I joined Airbnb a couple of months after their Series B funding round. We were scaling fast and hiring dozens of people every month to support the growing business. And in 2017, I was hire #3 at Loom just before our second seed round was raised. We have recruited 100+ people since.
Joining a startup at this stage may be a risky move depending on your professional goals. However, here's some benefits from my personal experience:
🤝 Involvement & visibility in decisions
🚀 Opportunity for learning (about literally everything)
🦄 Direct access to Leadership
💰 Equity package (the company's success can be your success)
If you're looking for a new role, here are 6 companies that raised a Series A or B funding round in the last 6 months. They may be less well-known but they are fast-growing.
Funding: $35M Series A (General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures)
Description: Remote offers international payroll, benefits, and compliance services for distributed employees and contractors.
Hiring For: Engineering, Global Operations, Finance, Growth, Sales & more.
Funding: $30M Series B (Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, Y Combinator)
Description: Deel is a payroll and compliance platform for international employees and contractors.
Hiring For: Sales, Support, Operations, Product, Growth & more.
Location: San Francisco or Remote
Funding: $42M Series B (Bessemer VP, Index Ventures, Point Nine)
Description: Cargo.one is a digital platform designed for freight forwarders to search, compare, and book air freight capacities across airlines.
Hiring For: Support, Finance, Marketing, Product, Engineering & more.
Funding: $20M Series A (DN Capital, Heartcore Capital, Left Lane Capital)
Description: Weezy is an online supermarket platform designed for on-demand grocery shopping.
Hiring For: Finance, Marketing, Operations & more.
Location: UK (multiple locations)
Funding: $18.5M Series A (General Catalyst, Felicis Ventures, Village Global, XYZ Venture Capital, Goldcrest Capital)
Description: Mosaic.tech is a finance platform that provides predictive reporting capabilities to assist with financial strategy and planning.
Hiring For: Product, Engineering, Business Development & more.
Location: San Diego or Remote
Funding: $35M Series B (Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz)
Description: Tecton is a data platform for machine learning from the creators of Michelangelo, Uber’s Machine Learning Platform.
Hiring For: Engineering, Recruiting, Marketing & more.
Location: San Francisco or New York City
There's no shortage of companies with fresh funding. Some other notable companies that just raised money include Webflow ($140M Series B), TripActions ($155M Series E) and, of course, Loom ($28.8M Series B).
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It can be really tough to find new opportunities and I hope this information helps you look for your next role.
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