Stealthy Seattle-area startup AstrumU continues to add talent and investment as it builds technology to match employers with job seekers.
AstrumU previously raised $3 million earlier this year from investors including Bellevue, Wash-based Ignition Partners and San Francisco-based Correlation Ventures.
The startup uses machine learning and predictive analytics to help students find impactful careers. Its end customers are large corporations that are trying to find talented employees. Wray said there are “major Fortune 500 companies and top 100 universities” working with AstrumU as clients and partners.
In an interview this past February, Wray told GeekWire that efficiency and transparency are lacking in the higher education market. In his view, machine learning is the best way to solve that issue.
Here’s more from the company’s website:
Employers share job descriptions, candidates share their background. We evaluate a universe of information to learn what matters to each. What’s unique about each job? What’s awesome about each person’s superpower? And then our AI-driven model predicts the matches with the highest shared probability of success. Join the revolution. Decide to only hire or accept when the candidate and the employer make one another better. Hire Different!
In June, AstrumU hired former Technology Alliance CEO Carol Rava as its head of student engagement. Kevin Goldsmith, a former engineering leader at Avvo, Spotify, and Adobe, also joined in June as CTO.
AstrumU is one of several up-and-coming companies using technology to match employers with recent grads. Fellow Seattle-area startup Koru has a similar pitch.
Wray previously served as CEO of Tier 3, a Bellevue-based cloud computing company that sold to CenturyLink in 2013. Ignition also invested in Tier 3.