Liz Gannes

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Bright Gets $6M for Formula for Matching Job Seekers to Job Openings

Bright has spent the past 18 months trying to create a formula that mimics and improves on the human-intensive process of sifting through resumes to find qualified candidates for a certain job. Today, the company — backed with $6 million in founder and angel funding — is making its Bright Scores available publicly for job seekers and employers. It will try to get distribution deals through existing applicant tracking software providers.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik