, a startup that promises to make the recruiting process more accessible while diversifying the candidate pool, is announcing that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding.
, the New York startup was founded by CEO Andres Blank, CPO Chris Calmeyn, and engineering directors Javier Castiarena and Santi Aimetta.
Blank told me that Fetcher, namely finding job candidates and sending initial outreach emails. When I wondered whether that leads to more spammy recruiting messages, he said Fetcher emails result in “an excellent response rate” because they target suitable candidates.
“The reality is that if you’re looking for a job, you don’t
and if you’re a recruiter, you about what to write to each candidate,” he said.
He also described Fetcher’s approach as a “human in the loop” approach. Yes, the, but the recruiter handles the conversations with response candidates.
“By automating both the sourcing [and] outreach sides of recruiting, Fetcher reduces the amount offor candidates, making a recruiter’s job more balanced, strategic, and impactful, all while continuing to build a robust, diverse pipeline for the company,” Blank wrote in a follow-up email.
He also suggested that automated sourcing allows recruiters toa much more diverse candidate pool than they would through traditional methods. For example, he sent me a case study where Fetcher helped hire 11 new employees in less than 12 months, nine women and underrepresented minorities.
“Fetcher hasus the capacity to diversify our pipeline more organically,” said Anna Chalon, Frame.io’s senior director of talent and diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a statement. “This has allowed us to make some incredible hires, mostly from underrepresented groups, over the last year.”
Blank added that after Fetcher has seen its revenue increase every month since July of, shrinking recruiting teams need to do more with fewer resources anda greater corporate focus on the abovementioned diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Fetcher has now. , with KFund, Slow Ventures, and Accomplice participation. Blank said he’s planning to double the employee count (currently 80) by the and build out additional analytics (including diversity analytics) and CRM tools.