Into Tech: Healthcare, Mindfulness, Top AI Companies, and More
This past week’s newly funded startups, jobs, and tips
Hope you had a great 4th of July!
NEW RESOURCE: Someone suggested I should start a group for job seekers/those looking to get into tech. I am curious if this is something you would be interested in? It would be a small tight-knit group capped at 5 people. If it is, you can learn more about the group and sign up here.
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Newly Funded Startups
Kojis is building mini apps that can be shared on all social platforms, embedded in any website, and sent via messengers and email. They announced a $10 million Series A round of funding.
SEVENROOMS is a full-featured restaurant management platform that enables restaurants to track reservations, build relationships with customers, and create personalized dining experiences. They raised a Series B of $50 million in funding.
Oscar is a technology first health insurance company working on bringing simple, transparent healthcare options to all. They just raised $225 million in Venture funding.
FYI: if you see 2+ years of experience on a job post, apply anyway
Hims and Hers is working on eliminating stigmas and making it easier for people to access care and treatment for the conditions that impact their daily lives.
Lyra works with many enterprise companies to enable their employees (and their families) to have access to technology enabled mental health care that helps them feel emotionally healthy at work and at home.
Calm is building technology that helps people meditate, sleep, relax, and practice mindfulness. If you haven’t tried out their app, I highly recommend you check them out.
Tips & Tricks
If you see a company you like but don’t see any available positions on their careers page, go to their LinkedIn and click See all (number) of employees. Reach out to one or more of the employees who may be able to tell you more about the company and if there are any roles available that would fit your skillset.
I just learned about this cool site where you can get introduced to companies that are still hiring. If you know me, you know that I am all for referrals when it comes to job searching. Check out Getro.org. There are 584 companies hiring, so go through that list, make a profile, and start reaching out.
Forbes has been releasing super awesome resources lately. They just published their AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies. Forbes partnered with venture firms Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital to create this list of U.S.-based companies that are using artificial intelligence in meaningful business-oriented ways. To be included, companies had to be privately-held and focused on techniques like machine learning (where systems learn from data to improve on tasks), natural language processing (which enables programs to “understand” written or spoken language), or computer vision (which relates to how machines “see”).
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!