Koru exists to level the playing field for recent graduates entering the workforce by letting them show employers what they can do.
2. In our first year, we helped hundreds of recent college graduates land great jobs.
85% of Koru grads land jobs out of the program. Our grads now work for some of Seattle’s hottest companies including Porch, Amazon, Razorfish, Payscale, and zulily. Need proof?
Matt bought a one way ticket to Seattle after graduating from Bates College with a degree in Rhetoric. After completing the Koru program, Matt had multiple job offers. He now works at Smartsheet as an Corporate Account Representative.
Sara graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2013. She knew she wanted to work at POSSIBLE after stumbling upon their office downtown. She applied, didn’t get it. Applied again, didn’t get it. Then she heard Koru was teaming up with POSSIBLE. She completed the program and walked away with an offer … from POSSIBLE.
3. In 2015, we’re on our way to serving thousands.
You get to join Koru. And YOU get to join Koru. EVERYBODY GETS TO JOIN KORU!!!!!!
4. This is our co-founder.
If this doesn’t win it for us, we don’t know what will.
5. And our CEO won a Spelling Bee this year. NBD.
6. We just raised an $8 million Series A Round.
Our Series A was led by Maveron, with participation from new investors City Light Capital and Trilogy Equity Partners, as well as existing investors Battery Ventures and First Round. Our total funding is now $12.57 million.
7. And launched immersive business programs in three cities.
Koru is now serving college students and grads in Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle. We’ve also added LinkedIn, Airbnb, Care.com, and Swipely as partners in our new locations.
8. We’re associating with greatness.
We partner with over 40 awesome companies including LinkedIn, Zillow, Airbnb, POSSIBLE, REI, zulily, Hubspot, Swipely, Gravity Payments, and Porch. Our college partners include Georgetown, Williams, Whitman, Bates, Colby, USC, Pomona, and Occidental.
9. We’ve got the world’s best team, and we’re solving a problem we care deeply about.
Michaela Gianotti is Koru's content manager. She attended Whitman College, where she spent the better part of four years convincing her family that English majors can get jobs too. She has since found awesome work (SEE!) at 826 Seattle, msnNOW, and Koru.