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Founded Year



Series F | Alive

Total Raised




Last Raised

$200M | 7 mos ago

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+10 points in the past 30 days

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About Handshake

Handshake is a career network and recruiting platform for college students and young alumni. Handshake is designed to transform the recruiting experience for students, recruiters, and career centers.

Handshake Headquarters Location

225 Bush St Suite 1200

San Francisco, California, 94104,

United States


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Latest Handshake News

Handshake Acquires Talentspace to Expand Career Opportunity for European Jobseekers

Apr 14, 2022

On Apr 14, 2022 Handshake, the largest early talent network, announced it has acquired Talentspace, the leading virtual and hybrid recruiting event platform in Europe. Designed to power recruiting events for universities and global employers like Amazon and Porsche, Talentspace will strengthen Handshake’s suite of events products while accelerating the company’s expansion into Europe, where education-to-employment resources and career services offices are limited. “As Handshake’s first-ever acquisition, Talentspace will strengthen our suite of virtual event offerings and accelerate our entry beyond our UK office and into the larger continental Europe,” said  Garrett Lord , founder and chief executive officer of Handshake. “Together, we can help jobseekers build relationships with employers and skills that translate to better career outcomes and economic mobility.” Handshake has quickly become the go-to place for job seekers to build relationships with recruiting employers through virtual career fairs, group video chats, and 1:1 messaging. In 2021, Handshake hosted nearly 5,000 virtual career events and over 1.7 million relationships were formed on the platform. “Handshake’s incredible success underscores the long-term staying power of virtual networking and career events,” said Marco Eylert, co-founder of Talentspace. “We are excited to help the team deepen their innovative product set and deliver on our shared mission to expand access to opportunity in Europe.” Founded in 2017 by Jason Reich, Marco Eylert and Markus Duecker, Talentspace is the most interactive recruiting event platform, innovating on both virtual and hybrid virtual / in-person events. Designed for universities, employers, and industry groups, Talentspace allows individuals and organizations to host any kind of hiring events, from career fairs and networking events for thousands, to 1:1 interviews.

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  • When was Handshake founded?

    Handshake was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Handshake's headquarters?

    Handshake's headquarters is located at 225 Bush St, San Francisco.

  • What is Handshake's latest funding round?

    Handshake's latest funding round is Series F.

  • How much did Handshake raise?

    Handshake raised a total of $430.5M.

  • Who are the investors of Handshake?

    Investors of Handshake include Valiant Capital Partners, Coatue Management, Base10 Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures and 13 more.

  • Who are Handshake's competitors?

    Competitors of Handshake include WayUp and 2 more.

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