TalentSpring founder Bryan Starbuck emerges with stealthy new startup

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Seattle entrepreneur Bryan Starbuck — who sold the online recruiting company TalentSpring last year to Talent Technology– is getting back into the startup game with a stealthy new startup. The former Microsoft developer isn’t sharing too many details at this time, but he did tell GeekWire that the company will be in the education space.

A recent Tweet from Starbuck provides a bit of a clue, indicating that he’s looking for parents with children in 5th to 12th grades to provide feedback on the product.

The company is operating under a place holder name at the moment, and Starbuck says that he’s currently hiring two software engineers to help build out the concept.

He’s bankrolling the startup and he said that some of the early TalentSpring investors have expressed an interest in participating.

The online education arena is a hot one, especially with the Seattle Startup Weekend EDU event scheduled to kick off tonight at the University of Washington. (Speaking of which, TeachStreet founder and Startup Weekend EDU organizer Dave Schappell will be the guest on the GeekWire podcast and radio show this weekend).

Prior to TalentSpring, Starbuck spent 11 years at Microsoft where he worked on Windows Live, Internet Explorer and other products.

Richmond, B.C.-based Talent Technology just integrated parts of the TalentSpring in its Talemetry series of products. It continues to operate a branch office in Seattle.

  • http://blog.daryn.net daryn

    Can’t really call it “emerging” if it’s stealth, can you? :)

    Very cool news though, looking forward to seeing what Brian is working on – maybe he can find some collaborators at Startup Weekend EDU!

    • johnhcook

      Well, I am saying he “emerged.” We will see if the company itself emerges. :)

      Anyway, I’ve followed up with Bryan to see if he’ll be at Startup Weekend EDU.