REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TalentSky, a next generation professional skills network with a mission to help people navigate the changing world of work, today announced $10 million in Seed and Series A cumulative funding ahead of the company's February 4th launch. TalentSky's raise comes primarily from individual investors who share the company's passion for solving the skills gap problem.
TalentSky launches with the mission of solving the growing disconnect between the skills companies require and those that American workers possess—a result of a universal lack of visibility into evolving workplace skills. The first-of-its kind platform will allow individuals to create detailed skills-based professional profiles and for companies to express employment skill demands.
"Leaders in every sector of the global economy understand the critical need to leverage technology to create a more transparent employment system, one based upon a common skills language. This helps companies better manage their internal talent, and helps people outside the company better manage their development," said Rick Devine, Founder and CEO, TalentSky.
TalentSky offers a solution by giving everyone the same access to and understanding of the landscape of skills as they relate to employment. Individuals can showcase their skills, know whether or not they are in demand, and identify areas for skill development to maintain or enhance their employability. Companies can easily identify, follow, and connect with qualified internal and external talent through their skills and skillsets.
TalentSky will launch with the participation of enterprise partners that have come together to express their employment demand on a common skills network to help people navigate the changing world of work. TalentSky was conceived by its CEO, Rick Devine, a nationally recognized talent expert known for consultation and recruiting at some of the world's largest companies, including Apple (where he helped place current CEO Tim Cook).
Upon launch, TalentSky will be free for individuals, who can sign up for TalentSky to create a profile at www.talentsky.com.
Fore more information on how to become an enterprise customer, visit http://www.talentsky.com.
About TalentSky, Inc.
TalentSky (www.talentsky.com) wants to help people navigate the changing world of work and represents a breakthrough in employment visibility for companies and individuals. Bringing together a first-of-its-kind comprehensive skills library with the power of user-suggested, professionally curated content, the TalentSky platform creates unprecedented transparency into employer skill demand. TalentSky also empowers people to create vibrant, detailed profiles that highlight the full breadth of their ongoing skill development. TalentSky is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.