Purple Squirrel Raises $2.7M To Help You Network Your Way Into A Job

Venice, California-based Purple Squirrel, a new startup focused on helping people network with employees of existing companies in order to get an inside track on jobs, has raised $2.7M in a seed funding. The funding was led by CrossCut Ventures, and also included Greycroft, Arena Ventures, Luma Launch and 500 Startups. The startup is led by Jon Silber. According to Purple Squirrel, it is looking to match up job seekers with employees at companies, and to prevent job seekers' resumes from going into a black hole. The company's service focuses on matching up job seekers with "advocates" within companies, who are compensated for talking to those job seekers about their employers. More information »