Candor raises $5M to establish authentic professional social network
Contrary Capital is leading a $5 million seed round to launch a new type of professional network that focuses on how people operate rather than what they’ve done.
Candor (joincandor.com) has announced a $5 million round of funding led by Contrary Capital, Afore Capital, Worklife VC, Village Global, Global Founders Capital, Banana Capital, Andrew Farah, Joseph Quan, Ellen DaSilva, Alek Koenig, and 25 other angel investors.
Candor is on a mission to assist people in finding a sense of purpose at work. True job happiness in technology, according to the corporation, comes from being able to be yourself in a team where you are included and welcomed.
However, gaining visibility into how a team works together, in reality, is difficult. Tools like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are clogged with spam, virtue signaling, and phoney or poisonous profiles, and they lack the data needed to make critical culture-fit choices.
What’s the end result for workers? A high-risk scenario in which people make critical professional decisions without the necessary information. We believe there is a better approach, therefore we’re forming a new type of professional community.
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“For the past 20 years, we’ve been living in a professional environment devoid of human-to-human depth,” said Eric Tarczynski, Founder and Managing Partner at Contrary Capital. “Glassdoor and LinkedIn have been standard-bearers of this period, which doesn’t exactly set a high bar.”
With Candor, Kelsey and the team are redefining this, creating a humanity-filled solution for those who care about getting to know their coworkers on a personal level while also improving as teammates. We’re thrilled to support them as they pave the way for future generations.”
The Great Resignation, the advent of remote working, and the boom in the creator economy have given millennial and Gen Z digital employees the freedom to defy traditional ideals of ‘professionalism.’
They don’t consider flexibility, culture fit, or belonging to be ‘nice to haves,’ and they’re not content with the traditional employment process (a gamble weighted in favor of employers). They want to see if they’ll fit in with a potential team. They also want all of this information in one location, at their fingertips.
Candor is concerned with how people work rather than where they have worked. Candor tells you how someone is in Slack, whether they’re a morning person or a night owl, and how they prefer to get feedback, whereas other networks display your job titles and work histories.
Candor prioritizes transparency, authenticity, and personal growth, removing the guesswork from cultural fit and assisting people in finding their place in the world.
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“If you find the right culture fit, get yourself in the door and you’ll figure out how you can uniquely contribute once you’re there,” said Kelsey Bishop, Founder and CEO of Candor.” It’s not about the job; it’s about the people you work with and the culture you create.”
People will eventually use Candor to figure out who someone is professionally, and LinkedIn will appear outdated, less useful, and less authentic than looking at someone’s Candor page.