We’ve used LinkedIn and AngelList, but none of the more robust recruiting platforms. We’ve found that posting jobs on our site or on social media has worked better for us because the candidates who find the posting that way are already rabid fans of the brand.
Co-founder & CEO - Snowe
AngelList has a ton of people looking for roles.
Co-founder & CEO - Sweet Technology
We’ve tried all these tools, but we’re using AngelList the most.
Co-founder & CTO - Factmata
AngelList is very bare bones.
Co-founder - Flutter Social
We’ve had some good success from AngelList. The people who come to AngelList are well targeted because they’re already really interested in startups.
Founder & CEO - SendBird
I like AngelList. There is top talent there because it connects investors and startups so you get high-caliber people.
Business Development - Startup Rocket
AngelList is awesome. I discovered the recruiting part of it last month. I feel that the candidates are really good, especially for marketing and sales positions. It is not good enough for technology. There is a huge trend now towards working at a startup in NY at the moment.
CEO - Hive
I love AngelList, but I noticed that in the last 6 months or so the quality of applicants went down. You can find way more overseas dev shops instead of qualified candidates.
Founder & CEO - Zera
Our developers are in Ukraine, so we use mostly personal contacts or local recruiting tools. We have used AngelList once and it was pretty spammy. We got a lot of irrelevant job applications. I responded to one that sent a relevant message and we’re very happy we hired her now.
CEO - Go Pollock
We use almost every tool out there; you never know who’ll you find with each of them.
Co-founder & CEO - Amper Music
We’ve used AngelList, but it’s tough to identify which candidates are actively looking and who has real experience.
Co-founder & CEO - Edquity
AngelList is good for hiring salespeople.
Founder & CEO - API Fortress
AngelList is my go-to recruitment tool. It’s free and the start-up talent is amazing.
Co-founder & CEO - Olika
To find quality candidates, it’s up to you and not a recruiting tool. Automated posting gives you terrible candidates. We manually post and curate our post locations, which really depend on the job. For tech and marketing positions, we use different sites. AngelList has been pretty good for non tech hires.
Founder & CEO - Agorapulse
AngelList is quite good--we hired one person through it.
Founder & CEO - Tagove
The quality of the profiles is lower on AngelList.
Co-founder & CEO - Kompyte
We tried to hire through AngelList, but it didn’t really work out. There are too many unqualified candidates. Right now we use a recruiting company.
Founder & CEO - Teleport
We are on AngelList but we are doing better with recruiters. Tools like that end up being quite expensive.
Co-founder & CTO - Tailor Brands
We have also used AngelList for development talent.
Founder & CEO - Yobi
We have used AngelList in the past. It is easy to use but we didn’t necessarily get the responses that we were looking for.
CEO & Founder - Direct Cannabis
AngelList has a recruiting tool (called Track) that functions like a pipeline. I use that, alongside spreadsheets (for candidates we find outside of AngelList).
Founder - SnapEDA
On AngelList, there are a lot of engineering roles. I still get a lot of emails everyday from old postings. 99.99% of them are from recent dev bootcamp grads. There are a lot of pretty junior engineering folks on AngelList but I did find a great Product Manager using their platform.
Co-founder & CEO - Foundersuite
AngelList is a great platform, because it lets you look at all of the candidate’s education and experience. We are flooded with requests from AngelList for employment opportunities every day.
Founder & CEO - Cheekd
AngelList is the best for startups. When you sign up for it, don't forget to have an email on your homepage. We get tons of leads through it, not always quality, but we can shift through them. I heard that Workable is a nice tool that helps with the hiring process.
Co-founder & CEO - Moesif
Early on, we had good success with AngelList but now it’s a little more saturated.
Co-founder & CEO - Pressly
LinkedIn and AngelList have become almost the same. The issue we have with recruiting is that we are always looking for very specific skills for a particular project, and we look for candidates with experience in the industry. AngelList has more technical people on their platform than LinkedIn, so it’s a good place to find them.
Co-founder - ComicReply
We’ve had success with all 3 of these recruiting platforms and have helped in their own way.
Founder & CEO - MyTime
AngelList is great for acquiring junior sales talent. It also allows us to proactively look up candidates and be involved in the search process.
Co-founder & COO - Loopio
We use these tools but most of what we get is by word of mouth or people applying through our own site.
Co-founder - Trove
We’ve used this exclusively and with a lot of success.
Co-founder & CEO - Limelight Health
AngelList is a powerful free tool. We got more than half of our employees from there. They provide very aware and cutting-edge applicants.
Co-founder & CEO - BottlesTonight
AngelList has been helpful; we found some interns and developers through it.
Co-founder & COO - Fizz
We have found great people through AngelList. Their inbounds have been good enough to not need to post anywhere else.
Co-founder & CTO - Beyond Pricing
AngelList is nice because you can easily post your job. You can see very easily if you match with a candidate. When you hit yes, both people get notified with an email.
Founder & CEO - Do
AngelList has been quite successful; everyone we’ve hired is from AngelList or from a referral. AngelList is super solid. Now when it comes to recruiting, they have a “project management” recruiting tool where it has applicants in the dashboard and you can put notes or migrate them throughout the process. It's a solid platform.
Co-founder & CEO - PlushCare
AngelList is very good for finding startup oriented people. It’s difficult to find contractors on AngelList--people are generally looking for high salary or high equity.
Co-founder & CEO - Mammoth
LinkedIn is a bit more informal. I use it to browse connections and see if there’s anyone who matches my requirements. AngelList is a bit better at recruiting. It’s been hard to set up different features and get contacted by the right people. I’ve been over-pinged by many people.
Co-founder & CEO - ProxToMe
We hired 3 people on my team through AngelList. For a company at an earlier stage, AngelList is a good tool to use.
Founder - HandUp
We use AngelList because it seems to help us find developers and engineers that wish to work with startups.
Co-founder & Chief Architect - SwiftIQ
We use AngelList sometimes. At the moment we directly screen the applications that we receive.
Founder - PeachDish
The people are so much better on AngelList, and the whole process is great. It’s like a Tinder for hiring. If you like them you can get in touch with them, and get the conversation started right away. AngelList for recruiting is probably my favorite tool in the entire stacklist.
Founder & CEO - Coach.me
It's wonderful that you get so much inbound, but it’s really difficult to get great leads. You get a lot of people who are not qualified. We have our AngelList and LinkedIn integrated into Slack so we search for keywords like what school or place of employment applicants are coming from, and those get pushed into a different Slack channel if they’re from a credible place.
Co-founder & CEO - Impact Health
We get a lot of inbound so we are very passive when it comes to recruiting. But I’ve used AngelList, and AngelList is great.
Founder & CEO - Coinkite
We’ve used AngelList and very niche job boards to varying levels of success.
CTO - Expa
Our most qualified candidates come through AngelList.
Co-founder - Rocksbox
We tried AngelList, but we didn’t get good results from it.
Co-founder & COO - Branch Metrics
We use AngelList and LinkedIn simultaneously. We post positions on AngelList to get inbound leads. Then we look at LinkedIn profiles for outbound leads and refer candidates to our AngelList postings for more info. Our first engineer came to us through AngelList, and we found our second through LinkedIn.
Founder & CEO - Whim
We post our jobs on AngelList, and the job opening takes them to our page on the site, raising awareness for us.
Co-founder & CEO - Inkshares
AngelList has been good for us.
Co-founder & CEO - DOZ
We do a lot of sourcing through AngelList.
Co-founder & CEO - Bold
AngelList is amazing. They should be charging for what they do. We’ve been very successful getting tons of recruits through it, and it doesn’t cost us any money to use it.
Founder & CEO - Good&Co
We’ve used AngelList a little bit, but we haven’t had any success hiring through them.
Co-founder & CTO - URX
AngelList is awesome. It’s been working great for us!
Founder & CEO - Roomi
AngelList is free and extremely comprehensive. It does take a lot of energy from a user perspective to get maximum utility from it, but I’ve found it to be very worthwhile. We’ve made 5 or 6 hires off of AngelList.
Co-founder & CEO - Priori Legal
Everyone should be on AngelList!
Founder & CEO - Reactful
I like AngelList because it’s free, and and gives us great relevant exposure. We haven’t hired anyone through AngelList, but not because of any fault of theirs. The leads we got from AngelList were super relevant, came in fast, and we really liked the experience.
Co-founder & CEO - Veed.Me
We’re not recruiting now, but we hire mostly from referrals. For full disclosure, one of our investors is from AngelList, but it really has been the best source for finding talent.
Co-founder & CEO - Fieldbook
AngelList is the only platform we use for recruiting, and I’m totally obsessed with it. We’ve recruited half of our engineering team from AngelList, and no other platform has worked for us, including LinkedIn and Stack Overflow. AngelList, combined with our own internal networks, is all we’ve needed for recruiting.
CEO - Zumper
AngelList is a very, very good source for finding candidates.
Co-founder - Kinnek
AngelList has been the best source for finding candidates. It’s a no-brainer to use, and especially if you have some hiring on the roadmap, posting something there is so easy. If you can hire opportunistically, it’s huge just to be able to post a role on AngelList 2, 3 or even 6 months out. We’ve gotten an advisor through them, who’s hugely valuable, and we’ve found some great candidates, as well.
Founder & CEO - CoinTent
Our careers page is linked to AngelList.
Co-founder & CIO - Enplug
We use AngelList to keep track of what is going on in the industry and keep up with the major players and startups, as well.
Founder & CEO - Halo Life Science
We’re casually using AngelList. They have a very sophisticated recruiting platform where they match you with interested candidates. It’s free, and there are a lot of candidates. We haven’t hired anyone through it yet, but it definitely seems like a great entrance into inbound recruiting. The UI is nice, and it’s absolutely free. We will probably continue using it.
Co-founder - Eager
AL has a great platform for finding candidates.
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