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Handshake Stock

Recruiting Platform for Students



Notable Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


San Francisco CA, US

Total Funding


About Handshake Stock

Handshake is a career network and recruiting platform for college students and alumni aiming to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers. Currently, the Handshake community includes 14 million students and young alumni at more than 700 universities - including 100+ Minority Serving Institutions. It connects up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with the 300,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake - from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of local mom and pop shops, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake has raised a total of $74 million dollars with support from EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


Funding History

March 2015$4.3M
February 2016$10.5M
October 2016$20.0M
September 2018$40.0M
November 2019$80.0M


Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Garrett Lord

Co-Founder & Vice President of People

Ben Christensen


Scott Ringwelski

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Stull


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