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Internships are often a great way for students to get their first taste of life after college, and often set them on a path to a future career.
But finding internships, whether they’re paid gigs or at a non-profit, is not always the easiest of tasks.
Enter InternMatch, which provides college students with resources to help land a great internship, and in turn companies with finding and hiring the most talented students.
The company is today announcing that it has secured $4 million in a Series A round of financing led by Artis Ventures and Subtraction Capital.
The round also includes new investments from prior backers such as 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Rudy Gadre and others.
In conjunction with the funding news, InternMatch is today announcing that it is adding Atlassian (and former Coupons.com) CMO Paul Willard to its board.
InternMatch says it’s on a roll and currently seeing more than 650,000 unique students visit the site each month, a number it says has doubled in the past four months. InternMatch also handles more than 150,000 student applications on a monthly basis, a number that has quadrupled during the same period of time.
Andrew Maguire, CEO of InternMatch, says:
One of the largest pain points for students is discovering what opportunities exist and where they have a legitimate chance of success. We are building recommendation tools that help students discover new internships and jobs based on interest, as well as understand where students like them have succeeded in the past.
InternMatch is also tackling the issue from the other direction, building out a database of students that will be searchable by employers who want to hire job candidates on a proactive basis.
The platform is designed to help employers filter out the resume noise.
Companies already using InternMatch’s Campus Hub program include Facebook, Viacom, Yahoo, Nestle, NetApp and others.
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