Ladder Raises $3.7M in Funding

Ladder, a San Francisco CA-based professional community platform, raised $3.7M in funding.

The round was led by Forerunner Ventures, Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six, Pear VC, Scribble Ventures, and Script Capital.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Led by CEO Andrew Tan, Ladder provides a community platform which aims to enable hackers, founders, builders, operators to access to career growth and make it more inclusive and community-driven. The company has just launched its new mobile app to make career growth.

On Ladder, members can join professional communities, consume career content, engage in discussions, land a job, and form meaningful relationships with peers and mentors. The platform features three core pillars:

  • Communities: Members can join communities with thousands of peers based on industries, roles, and interests that matter to them.
  • Content: Ladder communities are filled with high-quality, social career content that range from opportunities and resources to debates and AMAs.
  • Connections: on Ladder, connections start in the communities and grow through AMAs, Group Chats, Events, and Coffee Chats.

The company started as a mentorship program that connected 500+ students with industry mentors, then launched the Remote Students Newsletter to share remote opportunities and career resources to 75,000+ subscribers, and is now an app with tens of thousands of users and dozens of customers and partners.