Hired is the first two-sided marketplace created specifically for Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers and Product Managers who are overwhelmed with job opportunities.
We believe recruiting should be transparent, unbiased, and that the talent should be in control. Our one week “auctions” provide upfront offers from vetted and funded companies, dedicated talent advocates, and a $2,000 signing bonus.
Our mission is to make hiring, or getting hired, less painful.
Hired began its life as DeveloperAuction.com—an idea the founders dreamt up over Indian food, beer and rap music at an Irish bar in San Francisco in April 2012.
The team expressed frustration about past dealings with expensive recruitment agencies, and contemplated that the most popular recruitment tool amounted to “shopping for a house using a phonebook”.
The very next morning, Doug purchased the DeveloperAuction domain name and forwarded Matt and Allan the receipt. They got to work, launching the first auction during Burning Man, which netted $30 million in offers on 88 Engineers.
Matt previously co-founded the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, 99designs. The company raised $35m from Accel, operates in 16 countries with offices on three continents, and won a Webby Award for “Best Web Service”. Mickiewicz was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list. He has also co-founded Flippa.com which has sold over $100m in websites, taken home the Empact 100 award from the White House, and eaten a chocolate covered grasshopper.
Douglas Feirstein paved the way for "home-shoring", founding LiveOps.com which now hosts the largest at-home callcenter community of over 20,000 independent agents, answering over 100mm calls per year. LiveOps has been featured in two New York Times Best-Selling business books, "Drive" and "The 4-Hour Workweek", and has received over 50mm in capital from Menlo Ventures and Benchmark capital. Doug has also co-founded uSell.com, the Kayak.com for re-commercing, helping consumers sell their used technology. Doug is an avid startup advisor and angel investor.
Allan Grant has been passionate about software development since writing his first game at age 7. Between ages 13 and 18, Allan earned his 10,000 hours coding online games (in C) with thousands of players. In college, Allan founded a web development company, Webmasters International, and bootstrapped it to profitability with 50+ employees. Most recently, Allan co-founded Curebit, the leading social referral platform for ecommerce companies. Curebit is backed by YCombinator, 500Startups, and a group of prominent angel investors.