Job Seekers: Paradise Regained

One of my colleagues recently shared these two websites with me: INDEED and VENTURELOOP. Both are specific to high tech and not your ordinary career site.


I like to go behind the scenes and learn more about the people — here is Indeed’s ABOUT info:

Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs, pioneered a radically improved approach to job search. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access – instantly, in a single search – to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted candidates to jobs in every field. Indeed’s search engine for jobs is now a global destination in many languages.

Indeed is a privately held company founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, with investors including The New York Times Company, Allen & Company and Union Square Ventures.

Ok — that basically tells us nothing about the search engine or why it’s really good. One reason is that Indeed has the look and feel of Google and the other top search engines. It’s user friendly, uncluttered, and simple and easy to navigate.


As you may know, this is how I describe myself:

“Decisive sales leader with proven success taking disruptive technology to early adoption in direct, channel and OEM for enterprise-class solutions to the Global 1000. Excellent relationships with Venture Funds and independent investors seeking first-in hunter to establish facts-on-the-ground sales, reference accounts, and partners. Consistent performance exceeding quarterly goals, MBOs, and board-level directives.”

Over the past couple of months, I’ve had very productive interactions withe Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, NEA, and DCM.  It appears that Venture Loop can short-circuit a lot of the manual labor by searching  job listings from VC-backed firms and early stage startups — here is a list of their clients:

1. Sequoia Capital
2. Kleiner Perkins
3. Benchmark Capital
4. Sigma Partners
5. Atlas Venture
6. Founders Fund
7. Balderton Capital
8. Trinity Ventures
9. Foundation Capital
10. Mohr Davidow
11. Morgenthaler Ventures
12. Sevin Rosen Funds
13. Mayfield Fund
14. Wellington Partners
15. Commonwealth Capital
16. Hummer Winblad
17. Greycroft Partners
18. Polaris Venture Partners
19. HLM Venture Partners
20. Globespan Capital Partners
21. Granite Ventures
22.Versant Ventures
23. ATV Capital
24. Omidyar Network
25. First Round Capital
26. Accel Partners
27. Altos Ventures

I just started using these sites — more as I know it.

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