These 5 recently funded startups are looking to hire techies like you

August 17, 2016

When a company gets funding, one of the first things it does is often to bring on some new team members. Whether it’s to build an exciting new product or build up a sales team to sell an existing one, the new investment can really help a company grow. Below are five companies that have raised big rounds this year and are looking to add to their teams. And if you don’t find your next job here, check out our full job board for more options.  

What they do: Sometimes, the best person for the job isn’t living where they need to be working. UrbanBound helps companies track and optimize relocation benefits to better attract out-of-town talent.

When they were funded: UrbanBound’s $8.5 million Series B kicked off its own hiring spree starting in April with plans to grow the company’s headcount by 25 percent.

Open jobs: Software Engineer, Vice President of Sales, Enterprise Account Executive

Culture and perks: UrbanBound doesn’t believe in silos, meaning you’ll be working with people across the company on plenty of projects. Not only does that build a strong internal community at the office, but that spirit continues in the world at large with plenty of off-site adventures. Discount gym memberships, pre-tax transportation benefits and unlimited paid time off are also offered.


What they do: Online reviews may feel cathartic to write, but they can sometimes be hard for businesses to capture. ReviewTrackers helps companies collect positive reviews and glean insights from less positive mentions online.

When they were funded: The company landed $4 million in funding last month to help build new products and is currently looking for plenty of new hires.

Open job: UI Software Engineer, JavaScript Software Engineer, Enterprise Sales Executive

Culture and perks: Health insurance, retirement plans and paid vacations are pretty much expected at many jobs, but ReviewTrackers also offers a kitchen full of healthy snacks and regular lunch-and-learn opportunities to make sure you’re not losing your edge while working hard.


What they do: The internet give us real-time information on everything from traffic conditions to web views to your smart home status. But it can still be hard to track physical packages as they’re shipped across the country. FourKites provides real-time supply chain visibility for the shipper, the broker and the carrier.

When they were funded: The Northwestern University spinout raised $3.65 million in January from a number of undisclosed investors.

Open job: Integration Specialist, Operations Associate, Content Marketing Manager

Culture and perks: Despite working in an industry that predates the automobile, FourKites works in a modern office with views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. The company’s strong culture of problem solving skills and brand advocacy doesn't mean there’s no time for casual fun; a monthly happy hour brings the whole team together.


What they do: Transparency is a vital trait in many industries, and the food industry is no exception. Whether it’s knowing if food will work with your favorite fad diet or if it contains something you're allergic to, many people scan an ingredient list before throwing anything in the shopping cart. Label Insight takes hassle out of shopping for food by working with brands and stores to provide clear, concise info on select brands for customers. 

When they were funded: The company raised $10 million in February to expand the brands it works with and bring on design and engineering talent supporting that goal.

Open jobs: Lead Software EngineerSenior UX UI DesignerSales Operations Manager

Culture and perks: The company values scientific inquiry and is always encouraging experimentation. Perks include bring-your-dog-to-work days and a cold-brew coffee keg, along with unlimited vacation days.


What they do: Keeping a property clean, stocked and in proper working order can be a messy task. SMS Assist helps property managers streamline operations by gathering service procurement processes into one place.

When they were funded: The company’s $150 million June funding round propelled them to unicorn territory and helped them maintain their hiring trajectory.

Open jobs: IT Project ManagerOperations/Customer Service ManagerStrategic Initiatives Manager

Culture and perks: SMS Assist's perks include paid time off, free gym memberships and a 401(k), but a dedication to continual learning also means employees can enroll in education classes as well. At SMSU, employees can learn new skills to help them do their jobs better, hone their collaboration skills and even turn new ideas into company projects.


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