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Series C | Alive

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Last Raised

$100M | 2 yrs ago

About Gem

Gem develops a recruiting platform integrating mail and the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It helps the users to recruit and manage talents by automation tasks, tracking touchpoints, showing pipeline views, and offering analytics for forecasting hires. The company was formerly known as ZenSourcer. It was founded in 2017 and is based in California, San Francisco.

Headquarters Location

1 Post Street 18th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94104,

United States


ESPs containing Gem

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Enterprise Tech / HR Tech

The human resources (HR) administration market is a segment of the broader HR software market and includes software solutions designed to help organizations manage their HR-related administrative tasks. These tasks can include recruitment, payroll processing, benefits administration, time and attendance tracking, and employee record-keeping. The market is expected to continue to grow, driven by th…

Gem named as Challenger among 10 other companies, including Hibob, Justworks, and Bamboo HR.


Research containing Gem

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Gem in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Nov 8, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Gem

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Gem is included in 2 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.


HR Tech

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The HR tech collection includes software vendors that enable companies to develop, hire, manage, and pay their workforces. Focus areas include benefits, compensation, engagement, EORs & PEOs, HRIS & HRMS, learning & development, payroll, talent acquisition, and talent management.


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Latest Gem News

ZenSourcer Rebrands as Gem and Raises $9M in Series A

Mar 13, 2019

Gem (FKA ZenSourcer), a San Francisco, CA-based recruiting platform that provides a single source for talent teams, raised $9M in Series A funding. The round was led by Accel. Launched 18 months ago by Steve Bartel, CEO, and Nick Bushak, CTO, Gem provides a recruiting platform which features Gem CRM, which enables users to collaborate on candidates, discover best practices, and never reach out to the same person twice. Companies build talent relationships at scale by hosting events and sending personal content at optimal intervals. Each touchpoint is automatically tracked, which provides visibility into the entire recruiting pipeline from reach-out to offer out. This allows recruiting leadership to track goals, forecast, and understand where hires come from. The Gem Sourcing allows users to build lists of people to reach out to, find email addresses, and automate follow-ups. The soluton integrates with LinkedIn, Gmail, Outlook, and every ATS. The company has over 100 paying customers including Dropbox, Pinterest, and Slack, among others. FinSMEs

Gem Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Gem founded?

    Gem was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Gem's headquarters?

    Gem's headquarters is located at 1 Post Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Gem's latest funding round?

    Gem's latest funding round is Series C.

  • How much did Gem raise?

    Gem raised a total of $146M.

  • Who are the investors of Gem?

    Investors of Gem include Accel, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures, ICONIQ Capital and 3 more.

  • Who are Gem's competitors?

    Competitors of Gem include Beamery, Lever, Fetcher, Findem, Yello and 7 more.


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