The Employee Referral Marketplace.
Purple Squirrel is an employee referral marketplace that enables job seekers to schedule informational interviews with employees (instead of recruiters) at top companies. It brings the sharing economy to the job search, incentivizes employees to play a more active role in the hiring process, and provides hiring managers with a pre-vetted stream of high-quality candidates.
The company recently closed a $2.5M seed round from leading VCs and strategic investors. It is currently operating in private beta.