SeekOut, a Bellevue, WA-based tech and diversity hiring platform provider, raised $6m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from existing investor Mayfield. In conjunction with the funding S. Somasegar, managing director, Madrona Venture Group, will join the SeekOut board.
The company intends to use the funds to further develop its solution.
Launched in early 2018 by Anoop Gupta, CEO and former Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, and Aravind Bala, CTO and former engineering leader for Bing search engine, SeekOut provides companies with a platform for hiring engineering talent and for support of their diversity goals.
The platform expands the talent pool available by scouring public data and using natural-language (NLP) and machine-learning (ML) technologies to understand the expertise of each candidate and build a complete 360-degree view of each potential employee.
Its AI-powered search engine gives recruiters the tools to find the best fit matches in the talent pool by automating the candidate search and understanding past hiring patterns.
The company currently has more than 75 enterprise customers spanning multiple industries, including technology, defense, finance, pharma, consumer packaged goods, food & beverage.