Take the Interview Takes In $775K for Job Screening Via Video

9/9/11Follow @gthuang

Score one for video-based recruiting and marketing. (Yes, there are a lot of startups in this sector, plus Skype and Google.)

Cambridge, MA-based Take the Interview has closed $775,000 in seed funding this week from angel investors, as well as partners and limited partners of DreamIt Ventures, the startup incubator in New York City in which the company participated this summer. It was the first New York class of startups for the program, which is based in Philadelphia.

Take the Interview makes a video-based platform for companies to screen job candidates, and for job seekers to market themselves to employers. The goal is to use self-recorded video clips to make the hiring process more efficient for all involved. Take the Interview rolled out its private beta this summer and says it has more than 100 users.

The startup, which is based at Dogpatch Labs Cambridge, is led by co-founder and CEO Danielle Weinblatt. I first mentioned the company in a story back in February.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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