Web Startup Wants to Give LinkedIn a Run for Its Money
“TruApp is a stage for accomplished college students to showcase their works and connect with employers,” says Moses Lee, truApp's Chief Executive Officer, in an exclusive interview.
Chief Design Officer Jerry Wang adds that truApp celebrates students by displaying their work, rather than their grades.
“We want to take down everything that looks like a standard resume online,” discusses Lee. “We are going to give LinkedIn a run for its money.”
Lee describes the current process of applying for jobs and colleges as too focused on text-based facts. He tells a story of two people who have almost identical resumes, but are in fact drastically different people— with contrasting skill-sets and passions.
He explains, "If you can show a track record – a body of work- over time, that is going to be indicative of what you are capable of doing in the future."
“We already have a number of major employers who have said ‘I am sick and tired of standard resumes and career fairs,” claims Lee. “We want to make the hiring process much easier for employers so that they can make decisions faster and hire the best talent.”
As of today, TruApp has received $90,000 collectively from “pre-seed funding” and the Ann Arbor, Michigan microloan program. The company is currently raising additional funding to further scale its operations.
Lee says truApp is preparing for its beta release next month. He describes, “We have a number of new features that we are going to release with the beta launch. The design is going to be completely different and we are going to have a brand new name.”
"We hope to attract millions of college students from across the United States onto this platform, and in the future, we plan to expand this overseas," concludes Lee.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, I did not own shares of any companies mentioned in this post.
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