The Chicago-based company's founding chairman, Greg Carrott, began working on the platform in 2014. The goal: Build a single technology platform to identify, assess, recruit and retain talent in a more accurate and cost-effective way. Besides executive search and general recruiting firms, at least 350 HR technology companies - including LinkedIn - do one or more of these processes, by Carrott's count.
Raise has received $60 million in new funding from investors including PayPal, the Chicago-based company announced Tuesday. It’s a batch of money the company is using to shift from an online marketplace for unwanted gift cards to a mobile payments platform working directly with retailers. “We want to expand on the opportunity around using Raise as a mobile wallet to pay for everything anywhere you go, saving money on everyday purchases,” said founder and CEO George Bousis ⇒.
Chicago startup Shiftgig, often described as a LinkedIn for hourly workers, has hired a longtime LinkedIn executive to replace co-founder Eddie Lou ⇒ as CEO, the company announced Tuesday. Wade Burgess, former Chicago-based vice president of talent solutions for LinkedIn, will join Shiftgig on Sept. 25. Lou will become executive chairman.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".