Smarterer Flock

HEDLINE: Smarterer raises $1.6 million launches Enterprise Data Product


Smarterer, a platform that tests and scores job seekers on the tools they use every day through crowdsourced tests raised a $1.6 million led by Rethink Education with participation of True Ventures, Boston Seed Capital and Deborah Quazzo.

This latest round brings the total funding raised to $4.6 million. Rethink Education Managing partner Rick Segal will join Smarterer’s board of directors.

Key Takeaway

Flock, how the product is called, enables companies to assess the skill set of their current employees to get a better understanding of what they know, where the company needs to offer training and who are its most knowledgeable workers. On the other hand, employees can use the platform to keep pace with the current trends in the digital workplace.

Smarterer claims that through its adaptive machine learning algorithms the platform can now assess skills with 10 questions and a total time of 120 seconds.

Smarterer is also targeting the freelance space through its partnership with Elance which, after its merger with oDesk, hosts over 8 million workers globally. As freelancing is a very competitive market, ways to assess and prove skills are certainly a much requested feature both by freelancers and their customers.

Further Reading

  • Smarterer Lands $1.6M To Bring Its Skill Testing And Assessment Technology To The Enterprise | TechCrunch
  • Smarterer raises $1.6M to grow skills test software for companies | Boston Business Journal
  • Elance, SkilledUp & Smarterer Launch New Learning Platform To Let You Learn, Validate & Find Work In One Place | TechCrunch
  • oDesk and Elance merge, forming one giant freelancer company (updated) | VentureBeat

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