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We need funding for the development of a subscription based online product we have developed to compete in this ever changing environment.

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The mission of our project is to first, lead a paradigm shift in executive recruiting. We believe it will be tone deaf to try and re-enter the market post pandemic pitching large recruiting fees for companies who have been seriously damaged over the past several months. These companies will still need strong leadership now more than ever. Second, our mission is to shift our model from retained search to more of an online product which enables employers to connect more efficiently and meaningfully with candidates. We would monetize through a subscription based model for the employers. So a tech play with recurring revenue.

There are multiple flaws with the existing recruiting platforms in the market today, and feedback from candidates and clients has shown us that many are either not on board with artificial intelligence within recruiting and/or have already had a bad experience with this technology. Our product will offer a combination of tech efficiency and the meaningful human touch and deep assessment.

We believe the market size is unlimited, as we have existing and pipeline client relationships across the country and some international - most are post Series B, micro-cap on up to F500.

We are seeking funding because while I have 20+ years of recruiting experience and co-led a successful recruiting business for 5 years, I recently split off from my partnership in January. I am now being treated as a start-up by the banks with no financial history. I brought the majority of the team with me, as well as my clients. However, we were passed over 2x for PPP funding, and have been fully self funded to date, and my team achieved just over $1M in revenue for the past 2 years. We need funds to invest in the database development process, as well as an effective brand/marketing campaign. 

Due to COVID, all of our search work was placed on hold or canceled. We cut any remaining cash burn aggressively and can weather the storm if zero revenue comes in until the beginning of September. We will likely land in the near term a couple search engagements, but need funding to be able to make this critical pivot.

We are woman owned (me) and I employ a single mom (Senior Recruiter) and two other women (Director of Operations and Recruiter). All of us had to take a significant pay-cut due to COVID, but we remain optimistic and energized.

Thank you for taking the time to read. We believe this could be big and hope you do as well!

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: Have you tested the market to fully understand the appetite for this pivot? A: Yes, we launched separate surveys for employers and candidates, which provided data on what works/doesn't work with existing tools on the market today. We heard loud and clear that the human and high touch element is missing, and 3rd party recruiter costs are far too high for the environment today. 
  • Q: When would you ideally like the product to launch? A: We believe timing is critical right now and would like to go live in early August. Being the first out with this concept will be critical to capture more of the market share. This will be unique and others will likely follow suit.
  • Q: Where are the anticipated road blocks/challenges? A: There is a chicken and egg component where we need candidates in the system for clients to subscribe. We believe we can get candidates on board faster than employers, due to the trust we have built with top senior level talent over the past 20+ years.
  • Q: How exactly will you differentiate? A: We would be happy to share our "special sauce" via an NDA, but prefer not to share the exact details here. 
  • Q: Does your team today have the capacity to get this off the ground? A: Yes, we have big engines and have slowed down significantly due to COVID. None of us enjoy waiting for things to turn around, and our full team is all in.
  • Q: Does your team have the experience to get this off the ground? A: We are experts in recruiting and have sat on both sides of the table (in-house and agency) so we understand the wants and needs of internal recruiters, hiring managers and senior leadership. We do not have database development experience or brand campaign experience, which is why we need the funding. We have begun conversations with those who can help us with the technical and marketing side. And we are doing our best to barter, exchange services, offer equity as well.

 

 

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Kimley's husband created DIDO (Day In Day Out) Perspective (didoperspective.org), which includes essays, pictures and DIDO gear. This reward will include a t-shirt designed by Kimley, a DIDO phone case and mug. 

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My expertise is in recruiting and recruitment processes. The Reward will be a 3 hour assessment with recommendations regarding your recruitment organization, selection process, job descriptions, and branding.

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Just Because I Care

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Kimley's "BestSeller" List

I will send you my recommended reading list, along with one of the books from the list.

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500.00 USD
T-Shirt & DIDO Gear

Kimley's husband created DIDO (Day In Day Out) Perspective (didoperspective.org), which includes essays, pictures and DIDO gear. This reward will include a t-shirt designed by Kimley, a DIDO phone case and mug. 

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Recruitment Process Consultation

My expertise is in recruiting and recruitment processes. The Reward will be a 3 hour assessment with recommendations regarding your recruitment organization, selection process, job descriptions, and branding.

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