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Handshake

Handshake

Career launch platform connecting students with employers

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Company Overview
Handshake stands out as a leading career platform, bridging the gap between over 13 million students and alumni from diverse educational backgrounds and more than 850,000 employers worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies and public institutions. The company's culture fosters inclusivity and accessibility, enabling individuals to launch their careers regardless of their connections or experience. With a robust technical platform that simplifies the application process and a global presence, Handshake demonstrates industry leadership in connecting talent with opportunity.
Education

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding

$434M

Founded

2014

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-4%

1 year growth

-2%

2 year growth

30%
Benefits
  • 💰Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 🍼16 Weeks of paid parental leave
  • 💝Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • 💻Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend
  • 📚Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500/2k€ stipend
  • 🏦401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
  • 🏝PTO
Company Core Values
  • Students First
  • Focus on impact
  • Move quickly, but don't rush
  • Learn. Grow. Repeat.
  • Act with Empathy
  • Empowered by diversity