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Connectifier, Inc.
IndustryInternet, Recruitment
FoundedCalifornia, United States (December 2011 (2011-12))
FounderJohn Jersin
Benjamin McCann
1000 W Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, California

Connectifier was an American company that developed machine learning-based searching and matching technology to help recruiters and hiring managers find talent.[1][2] The company was acquired by LinkedIn in February 2016 and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary until April 2020.[3][4] The company had roughly 50 employees at the time of acquisition and drew its bench of AI talent from prestigious institutions including Google, Amazon, Stanford, Microsoft Research, NASA, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, and Berkeley National Lab.[5]


Connectifier was founded in 2011 by John Jersin and Benjamin McCann.[6][7]

At the time of its acquisition, Connectifier had raised a total of $12 million across three rounds of funding.[8] The company announced it secured Series A financing of $6 million on June 16, 2015.[9][10] In October of 2015, the company raised an additional $6 million in Series B financing.[1][11]

By 2015, the company was reported to have grown at an annual rate of 487% reaching a run rate of $10 million in annual revenue in 18 months after launch.[12] By 2016, Connectifier's customers included over 40% of the Fortune 100.[13]

LinkedIn announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company on February 4, 2016.[14]

Connectifier's technology and features were integrated into LinkedIn Recruiter and Microsoft Bing and the product was sunset as a standalone offering on April 30, 2020.[15][16]


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  9. ^ "Connectifier Announces $6 Million in Series A and Launches Search Powered Recruiting Software". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ "Congratulating Connectifier on Their Series A Raise". True Ventures. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  11. ^ "Connectifier in $6M Funding Round | Orange County Business Journal". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  12. ^ "Connectifier Raises $6M In Series B For Search Driven Recruiting Software". 28 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  13. ^ "Connectifier - Recruiting Intelligence". 2016-03-23. Archived from the original on 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  14. ^ "Exhibit". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  15. ^ "FAQ - Connectifier". Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  16. ^ "Breaking Connectifier is Officially Shutting Down". WizardSourcer. 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2020-10-20.