Smarterer Closes $1.6M Round

Smarterer, a Boston, MA-based provider of skills assessment solutions, has raised $1.6m in funding.

Backers included Rethink Education and Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner of GSV Advisors.

The company, which is also backed by Google Ventures and True Ventures, intends to use funds to develop and grow its solution.

Led by newly appointed CEO Dave Balter, who is replacing Jennifer Fremont-Smith, Smarterer provides Flock, a solution that captures a company’s knowledge by producing a complete skills inventory for an organization to have a clear understanding of where skill gaps exist and make more informed decisions about everything from hiring, to compensation, to training and succession planning.
Flock uses Smarterer’s TeamSourcing technology, inviting internal team members to write skill test questions that express the information an individual needs to be successful in specific role. Subject matter experts inside the company curate the test content, adding, editing and deleting questions to create a test that reflects the organization.
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