July 9, 2015
Tech talent marketplace Hired has just announced its launch into the DC market. Hired is currently the leading online marketplace connecting those seeking jobs in technical fields, with growing companies.
Hired launched in San Francisco in 2012. It began as DeveloperAuction.com with the purpose of doing exactly what the domain suggests–basically to help companies bid on exceptional engineering talent. The founders knew they were on to something when their first auction brought in $30 million in offers on 88 engineers (during Burning Man, no less). Since then they have grown to 110 team members in 11 different markets (London, San Francisco, NYC, Boston, LA, Seattle, Austin, Washington DC, Chicago) and have raised almost $33 million in funding.
If the beta testing proved anything else, it’s that we can anticipate Hired being very successful in the DC market. Over 5000 engineers and 140 companies in the have signed up for the service during the six month testing period.
The two-sided marketplace is aimed at being transparent both for job candidates and potential employers. They offer payment plans for employers that offer minimal risk if an employee doesn’t work out. The company has hired a local team based in DC. They are currently working out of a WeWork space in Dupont Circle.
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