Smarterer Raises $1.25M in Funding

Smarterer, a Boston, MA-based platform designed to score individuals on digital, social, and technical skills such as Google Search, WordPress, Excel, Salesforce, or Photoshop, has raised $1.25m in funding.

The round was led by True Ventures and Google Ventures, with participation from angels including Mark Gerson, Shikhar Ghosh, Scott Kurnit, Peter Lehrman, Thomas Lehrman, Dharmesh Shah, and others.

Conceived by Dave Balter, serial entrepreneur and founder/CEO of BzzAgent, Smarterer has developed a proprietary system and algorithm that validates and quantifies skills using an 800 point scale, similar to the GMAT or SAT, and provides users labels such as “smart,” “smarter,” and “smarterer” to describe their skill level.

Founded in October 2010 by CEO Jennifer Fremont-Smith, and CTO Michael Kowalchik, who created the original scoring algorithm utilizing Glicko, the platform is designed for professionals within the first 10 years of their careers – college students with little experience (but a broad set of skills that make them employable) and individuals who are making their first or second career move and need to show skills to get the next job.



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