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Handshake  Acquired by Shopify (2019 $ 100,000,000 )

225 Bush St 12th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 944-9960
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Garrett Lord (2012)
General Management: Ben Christensen (12/31/2013)
Finance: Gary Cheung (1/31/2019) ; Brian Kreiner (6/13/2021)
Technology: Dan Weinand (2/28/2019) ; Asif Makhani (1/12/2021) ; Luke Baxter (12/31/2020) ; Mike Wu (6/30/2020) ; Scott Ringwelski (9/30/2012)
Business Development: Jonathan Stull

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Jeff Richards (GGV Capital Partner) Alastair Mitchell (EQT Ventures Partner)

Business description: Handshake is the best place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. Handshake's community includes 21 million students and alumni around the world from 1,400 educational institutions, including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 290+ minority-serving institutions. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 650,000+ employers - from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, nonprofits, and even sports teams like the LA Dodgers. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, and London and teammates working globally.

Rounds: 7
Recent Fundings: Jan 2022   May 2021
Capital raised: 434.0M
Last Round: 200.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Shopify (2019 $ 100,000,000 )
VCs include: Kleiner Perkins Lightspeed Venture Partners GGV Capital True Ventures Uncork CapitalSpark CapitalCoatue Management;  Annox Capital B37 VenturesEmerson Collective Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ;  EQT Ventures Base10;  Imaginable Futures ;  Valiant Peregrine Fund;  Andreessen Horowitz Lowercase Capital
Angels/other VCs: Bob Mylod (Annox Capital);  Deborah Quazzo (GSV Advisors);  Hans Robertson (Meraki Networks)
Other investors: eMotion

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Record updated: Apr 2022
Sector: Human Resources
Year Founded: 2013
Headcount: 601-700 as of Apr 2022
Rounds: 7
Recent Fundings: Jan 2022   May 2021
Capital Raised: 434.0M
Last Round: 200.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Shopify (2019 $ 100,000,000 )