WizeHire raises $7.5 million

The texas-based recruiting platform for small businesses WizeHire has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round co-led by Amplo and Mercury. Additional investors include existing backers Ruchit Shah and RigUp co-founder Sandeep Jain.

Founded in 2014, the company “provides convenience and quality for an affordable price, helping businesses find and hire the best candidates with expert coaching and software that simplifies the recruiting process.” WizeHire intends to use the funds to provide small businesses a faster, easier hiring experience that includes creating more personalized resources to address clients’ unique hiring needs, hiring more support staff and expanding its partner program to build a network of experts in its key industries of real estate, insurance, mortgage, legal and hospitality.

“We’re a small business helping small businesses with a team of people looking out for you. Hiring is complex and personal. Our customers see what we do not just as software; they see us as a trusted advisor.” – Sid Upadhyay, WizeHire’s co-founder and CEO.

“WizeHire is focused on a future where small business owners have easy access to the elevated hiring experience large corporations already have. They’re not just creating a better alternative to current recruiting solutions; they’re giving employers more peace of mind about the hiring process so they can get back to building their business.” – Amplo’s Sam Garcia, who will join WizeHire’s board.

“We are thrilled to support WizeHire’s opportunity to define talent acquisition for small businesses. By systematically helping hiring managers align company values, behavioral competencies, technical skills and industry requirements to identify the best candidate, WizeHire is enabling their clients to maximize productivity, reduce turnover cost and increase customer loyalty.” – Heath Butler, Managing Director at Mercury, who will also join WizeHire’s board.