Equals6, a Halifax, Canada-based career development social networking platform for students, has raised $250k in venture capital financing from Innovacorp.
The company intends to use the capital to enhance its product and develop new markets. The team expects to add four employees in the next six months and target new markets in the U.S.
Co-founded in 2011 by Andy Osburn, Mark Boyle, and Michael Sanderson, Equals6 has launched an online career development community that connects university, college, and high school students with employers. The site allows students to build an online portfolio to showcase their goals, accomplishments and talents, and then network online with employers.
More than 13,000 students from across North America have joined the Equals6 network, and the company has already secured 125 employers, including Atlantic Central Credit Unions, Nova Scotia Power, Bell Aliant and SimplyCast. The site is free to students.
The company is also building an online library of articles and videos that student members can access to learn about career development, academic topics, etc.