Jackonville Florida based randrr, a free and private career insights platform has announced that it has acquired privately held Anthology (formerly Poachable), an anonymous career-matching platform.
Anthology matches people with new career opportunities anonymously through an entirely automated process. According to the press release, “By leveraging Anthology’s technology and member base, randrr will be able to expand its reach and enhance its list of offerings to users, which currently includes: reliable job searches, resume boost, salary comparison, company insights, automation of dream job skills matching, and marketability. Anthology will bring randrr additional depth in anonymous career connections to help progress its product.”
“Our mission at randrr is rooted in serving people in the pursuit of their dream job and Anthology will accelerate our ability to achieve that vision. Anthology allows members to privately and anonymously review jobs and companies, and provides insights to what is out there in a discreet, confidential, and intelligent way, which is what randrr is also solving with our platform,” says randrr Founder and CEO Terry Terhark. “We couldn’t be more excited to have such a great company become a part of randrr.”
Anthology Co-founders Tom Leung and Ian Shafer apparently met randrr’s CEO a few years back which is where the relationship started. They believe this acquisition can be a “game changer” but it still remains to be seen how randrr plans on making money with its platform.
A lot of these job matching platforms have yet to stand on their own so Anthology selling out to another player is further proof that matching is more of a feature than a business in my opinion. It remains unclear if the Anthology founders are joining randrr. Anthology is based in Seattle and has received venture funding.