In Today’s Podcast Episode, We’ll Dive Into:
What’s ZipRecruiter’s founding story? Ian Siegel, Founder and CEO at ZipRecruiter, shares the pain points he constantly struggled with while scaling at prior startups. Ian walks us through how ZipRecruiter automates the job posting process while also providing a deep bench of software tools (applicant tracking system, etc.) to empower recruiters at 2-person startups all the way to 100k+ employee conglomerates.
How do you build a differentiated marketplace? Having raised over $219M from investors like IVP and Wellington Management at a $1.5bn valuation, ZipRecruiter has invested heavily in its long-term competitive advantage. Ian and I discuss how ZipRecruiter’s R&D in building AI/machine-learning enabled algorithms create a virtuous cycle where the platform continuously gets better at placing the right candidates with the right jobs.
How does ZipRecruiter approach Aggregation Theory? ZipRecruiter has redefined the online job marketplace, and shifted the pinnacle of power from suppliers (job sites) to its platform by aggregating their services through ZipRecruiter’s portal. Ian discusses how the company went about building its platform and how its relationships with partners evolved over time.
What’s the consistent pattern Ian sees across successful B2B2C companies? Focus. Ian and his team are maniacally focused on being the best at one core function: placing great candidates into the right jobs. Entrepreneurs often struggle with how much opportunity is out there, and Ian gives us a healthy reminder to stay honed in on your core value prop.
Interested in learning more about Ian Siegel and ZipRecruiter? Here are a few resources:
Check out ZipRecruiter’s blog here: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/blog/
Other links about Ian:
Other links about the company:
- ZipRecruiter’s Job Seeker Profiles uses AI to improve candidate matches – VentureBeat
- ZipRecruiter announces AI tool that matches businesses with ideal job candidates – VentureBeat
- How AI Aids Small Business Hiring: An Interview With ZipRecruiter’s CEO – Forbes
- Ian Siegel employs artificial intelligence to disrupt the job recruitment industry – L.A. Times
- This Deep Learning Site Is Masquerading as a Careers Website – Inc.
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