Wade & Wendy raises $7.6 million to help businesses automate hiring with chatbots
AI job-matching startups are more common than they used to be. … Most rely on webpages and apps to coordinate candidate screening and selection, but a growing subcategory is eschewing dashboards for chatbots — companies like Stella, Mosaic, and Eightfold. Another is Wade & Wendy, a recruitment platform co-founded in 2015 out of New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s Data Future Lab incubator. It offers two chatbots for the price of one: “Wendy,” who handles recruiting, and “Wade,” who offers timely career advice. That two-sided approach nabbed the attention of investors recently, who contributed $7.6 million to the startup’s series A. The fresh capital brings Wade & Wendy’s total raised to $11.6 million, and comes after it signed a multiyear contract with talent firm Randstad Sourceright.