Jopwell raises $7.5 million to connect ethnic minorities with job opportunities



The NYC-based company launched in 2015 to help companies build more diverse workforces and to aid candidates from minority backgrounds land jobs.

Clients, including BlackRock, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the NBA, can access Jopwell’s resume database and attend company-sponsored recruiting events. Job seekers use the site for free.

Jopwell, which has raised a total of $11.5 million, lists 70 corporate partners; the number of successful job placements wasn’t available.

The latest round was led by Cue Ball Capital and backed by Kapor Capital, Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, Valar Ventures, SJF Ventures, Blue Ivy Ventures, and Teneo Ventures.

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