Connectifier Acquired By Linkedin For Advanced Search Mechanism
Linkedin has acquired Connectifier, a startup that helps to improve the search efficiency for recruiters to find suitable candidates. “The acquisition of Connectifier, announced this afternoon, will further strengthen our core products and accelerate our product roadmap, leveraging powerful machine learning-based searching and matching technology to help recruiters and hiring managers find the perfect talent fit,” LinkedIn said in the earnings statement. However, the terms and conditions of the acquisition were not announced.
Connectifier has built a new search mechanism that uses artificial intelligence. Often there are a lot of applications pooled in, and becomes very difficult for the recruiters to sieve and short list the deserving candidates. The search technology developed by Connectifier overcomes this difficulty. The company was founded by Ben McCann and John Jersin who were former employees of Google. The company had successfully raised a funding of six million dollars last year. However, the complete team will not be a part of Linkedin according to the founders. Jersin, co- founder said that some of their team members will move out of the new collaboration and are setting out to explore new ventures. The R & D team of the company will shift to San Francisco and expects to have a great time ahead with Linkedin Talent Solutions.
However, as per the reports, the product of Connectifier will still be available for the time being and will be sold in the similar free and premium tiers. Connectifiers has a large customer base which includes Dropbox, eBay, Netflix, PayPal, Salesforce, Twitter, and VMware.