Millennium Search Client Smart Insight Raises 500 Million Yen

Smart Insight, analytics experts and Millennium Search client announced their Series C funding today to the tune of 500 million Yen ($405 million). The funding will focus on strengthening retail and technological efforts with cloud service providers around the globe as well as launching their newest product Mugen with a focus on the US market. According to their offical website,  Mugen “enables users to design dashboards on the fly without a single line of code. Self service enables every business users an easier and faster ways to discover relevant insights from all the data without any IT support. Interactive visualization helps slice and dice the data to find relationships, correlations and insights improving the enterprise productivity, scalability and flexibility in data driven decision making.” Since the company began its own entity in October of 2013 they have been focusing on expanding their business to the cloud and big data markets. The company is led by Kiyoshi Machida and the Series C round of funding was lead by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.... read more

Millennium Search Client FanDuel Raises $275 Million…. Is an IPO Next?

If you are a sports fan odds are you have had of the daily fantasy leader and Millennium Search client FanDuel. FanDuel was founded in a backyard in Texas in 2009 when 5 co-founders sat around and brainstormed the idea for daily fantasy sports. They later debuted their platform at the 2009 SXSW convention in their backyard of Austin, Texas. Shortly thereafter they hired us to help build their team with top notch talent and have since grown to be the leader in this multi-billion dollar market. Just a few weeks ago FanDuel raised their Series E round, an astonishing $275 million! With football season right around the corner there will be nothing but more momentum for the company which could lead them into an IPO. In fact, in an offering letter for the Series E round that just closed it stated “This round of funding for FanDuel is expected to be the last capital raise for the company prior to their IPO,”. This goes to show that having a great product with a world class team equals success. Here at Millennium Search we are the industry leaders of recruiting and as you can see above we build world class teams. If you would like more details on the fund raise you can check out this article on... read more

Millennium Search Welcomes David Florence To The Team

Los Angeles, CA- Millennium Search, the premier executive search firm for startups and technology companies, continues to grow its team of veteran recruiters. With the continued pace of technology growth in the Bay Area as well as the emerging tech scene in Silicon Beach, demand for the company’s services has continued to increase on the west coast, prompting the expansion. The search firm has hired industry veteran David Florence as a Senior Executive Recruiter. Based in Los Angeles, California, David Florence brings over 25 years of experience as a technology executive to the firm. He has spent time as a product, marketing and business development executive in the hardware, telecommunication and software sectors. Florence has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments, with a career including senior roles at, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions. Prior to joining Millennium Search, David consulted to several startups and companies looking to change their business focus. In addition, he has worked for and started an executive search firm focused on IT leadership and marketing executives, working with companies like Apple, Belkin, ComputerLand, E-Machines, Epson, Philips, and Toshiba. “Millennium Search presented me with the opportunity to work with emerging companies at the forefront of tech innovation,” says Florence. “They have a reputation of success and integrity with the industry, and have both the geographic and industry reach to get these companies the talent they need. Our values and focus aligned incredibly well.” “We have more and more technology startups and companies coming to... read more

Millennium Search Delivers Top Performers Amid Technology Talent Crunch

The executive search firm for early-stage startups and cutting-edge technology companies continues to deliver much needed talent to VC-backed technology companies. Charlotte, NC- Millennium Search, the executive search firm for early-stage startups and cutting-edge technology companies, continues to deliver exceptional results for its expanding list of high-growth clients. With the number of startups launching and hiring due to increased seed funding in 2013 and 2014, early and established technology companies alike are finding it increasingly difficult to locate and capture talent. Millennium Search is continuing its 10 year track record of bringing industry leading talent to today’s hottest technology startups and companies. Founded in 2003, Millennium Search is an executive recruiting firm helping startups, tech companies, and their venture capital investors locate and secure top talent. The recruiting firm is heavily focused on early and mid-stage startups, working with many of the hottest companies and top tier VCs in the industry. The executive search team recruits talent for C-level, management and individual contributor positions across technical, sales, marketing and business functions. 2013 marked the firm’s 10th anniversary of operation. “There are a lot of companies out there right now with great ideas, solid funding and the potential to really take off, but they are finding it more and more difficult to secure the people they need,” says Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search. “Even their own talent networks are becoming scarce of available talent. They need hiring help from people who know the industry, have the experience, and can create results quickly. That’s why they come to us.” Clients in the first quarter of 2014 stem from... read more

As The War For Talent Continues, Millennium Search Delivers Big Wins for Tech Companies

The executive recruiting firm for emerging startups and technology companies saw a record year in 2013, with current demand signaling no pause for continued growth in 2014. Charlotte, NC- Millennium Search, the executive search firm for emerging startups and high growth technology companies, continues to see strong demand, with growth expected to continue in 2014. The firm is ending 2013 with record numbers, seeing over 100% growth in revenue year over year from 2012. Even as the last quarter of 2013 comes to a close, demand continues to surge for the recruiting firm’s services. Millennium Search is a boutique executive recruiting firm working with companies and their venture capital investors to locate and secure top talent across the technology landscape. The recruiting firm maintains a sharp focus on early stage and emerging technology startups, working with some of today’s hottest companies and top tier VCs in the industry. The executive search team works with these companies to fill C Level, management and individual contributor positions across technical, sales, marketing and business functions. 2013 marked the 10th  anniversary of the firm’s operation. “We really took our focus to an extreme in 2013,” says Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search. “We have worked with many of today’s top technology startups and companies over the past ten years, but we’ve started to hyper focus on the early stage and emerging companies and adjusted our model specifically to accommodate them.  We are stepping our game up to a whole new level, and our client base is taking note.” With year over year earnings up over 100%, Millennium Search has worked with many of... read more

Mike Feeney Joins Millennium Search

Boston Based Michael Feeney joins the executive search firm as Senior Executive Recruiter. Millennium Search has recently expanded its team of veteran recruiters. Michael Feeney, based out of Boston, MA, joins the firm as Senior Executive Recruiter. Michael Feeney has a successful background in executive recruiting, and joins Millennium Search from Strategic Ventures. He brings with him a successful track record of providing technology companies with high speed access to top performing talent across strategic, precise and immediate senior talent needs for technical, sales and management functions. He is a veteran of the executive recruiting industry combined, bringing a background in strategy and marketing for the technology industry as well. His successful career made him an ideal match for the Millennium Search team and its technology startup clientele. “The rapid growth of Millennium Search in the emerging tech space got my attention,” says Feeney of his decision to join the recruiting team. “A closer look revealed that the company’s success is driven by providing clients the essentials for attracting top talent: insight, speed, and reach.” “Michael is going to be a great addition to the team and has the ideal background to serve our technology startup clients,” says Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search. “He has been on both sides of the house, working for software companies directly, running his own recruiting desk and even managing his own firm. He understands our clients. He knows what they need in a way that few do, because he’s actually been in their... read more

Internet Startup Studio Stripes39 Retains Millennium Search

The Seattle Based startup has retained Millennium Search to aid in the search for talent to fill key roles at several of its new ventures. Stripes39, an internet based startup focused on creating and funding world class digital consumer experiences and supporting companies, is jump-starting its talent acquisition efforts to accommodate recent growth and expansion. With their core business yielding substantial success, the company is turning its focus towards several new ventures. In an effort to aid in the discovery and selection of talent and accelerate  their hiring efforts, Stripes39 has retained Millennium Search, an executive search firm specializing in the placement of top performers throughout the world of startups and technology companies. With a broad network of VC relationships, extensive talent pools and a veteran team, Millennium Search’s resources give Stripes39 an advantage in the hiring of their core contributors. Stripes39,  is part of a new breed of ‘startup studios’, such as Betaworks and Science Inc, that build, acquire, and invest where they believe their core competencies afford them a unique advantage. For Stripes39, that core competency is ‘growth hacking’. With the explosion of the company’s Education Labs venture, Stripes39 is pushing for further expansion in 2014. Emerging ventures from the company include, an exciting new digital consumer product & media  company built around Stripes39’s content marketing expertise, and, a previously-launched project in women’s fashion that saw explosive viral growth. As part of its portfolio of services & tools companies, Stripes39 is excited to spin out, its internal business process offshoring center, into a standalone endeavor. Stripes39 retained Millennium Search to help expand Stripes39’s recruiting... read more

Amish Shah on CNBC Closing Bell discussing Twitter IPO

Millennium Search founder and CEO Amish Shah was recently interviewed on CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Twitter’s IPO. The thriving social media network went public on November 7th, offering 70 million shares, equating to roughly 13% of the company. Shah is bullish on the new IPO, commemorating the IPO by purchasing 1000 shares at just over $45 per share. With his second child due in January, Shah said on CNBC that this stock is for his coming child’s college education, and is expecting a payoff in the long term. Although many investors debate Twitter’s profit potential, Shah sees substantial upside. Twitter’s Q3 report showed $422 million in sales, two-thirds the way towards breaking even. Shah also indicates he is impressed by Twitter’s growing audience and its user demographic. Twitter appeals primarily to younger users, a market Shah sees as favorable. A substantial portion of this market is leaving places like Facebook in favor of more appealing social platforms like Twitter. In the interview, Shah pointed out how the public uses Twitter, noting the number of followers many celebrities; businesses and government entities engage and manage. Citing Lady Gaga and her followers exceeding seven digits as an example, Shah pointed out that Twitter has become the new EF Hutton; “When someone important tweets, everybody listens.” Tweets from such sources force magazines, radio stations, and networks to pay attention. When an executive at Apple tweets, the stock moves, demonstrating the current reach and impact of Twitter. The platform’s power in affecting change in governments has also been seen in recent years. Specifically, this was seen when tweets helped organize protestors in the Arab... read more

Millennium Search CEO Featured on Fox Business

Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search and managing partner at Sierra Maya Ventures, was recently heard voicing his opinion on Fox Business about the problem of too many tech startups rushing headlong into IPOs. On Money with Melissa Francis, Shah, along with Capitalist Pig Hedge Fund Manager Jonathan Hoenig, voiced their thoughts on the announcement that Zulily, a somewhat profitable flash deal site, has announced its plans to go public. This, following a similar announcement from Twitter earlier this year, has caused many investment professionals to wonder whether or not tech companies are being too quick to rush for IPOs. As a tech startup investor, Shah has an interesting perspective on the issue at hand. While Hoenig stated he felt that this was a good thing and a natural outgrowth of capitalism, Shah disagreed. When host Melissa Francis asked whether this was a repeat of the tech startup bubble in 1999, Shah indicated that he thought it was. “It’s definitely a repeat of 1999. If you look recently, we’ve heard of candy crush going public. Are you kidding me? A game like that going public out there? Yes, I am for capitalism as an investor, but there’s lots of risk in what Zulily is doing. I think there are better players out there that are going to be going public, like Square.” Zulily and Twitter are considered high risk investments because they are posting little to no profits. Zulily had a profit of just over $2 million in the first half of the year. While these aren’t horrible numbers, they aren’t highly successful numbers either. Twitter is... read more

10 Years of Recruiting Evolution – What Will the Next 10 Bring?

This September marks the 10th anniversary for Millennium Search. It was 2003, a year when Google was still private, and Facebook and Twitter were nowhere in sight. We were founded the same year as LinkedIn, when no one knew who they were. Now, they have become a true game changer for the recruiting industry, with every professional, company and recruiter maintaining a presence . Ten years ago, it was a world without iPhones, mobile apps and social networking sites. Back then, CRM/ERP, Security, Enterprise Applications, Data Warehousing/BI and Storage/Cloud Computing were all hot technologies. Today’s in-demand sectors are Mobile Apps, Gaming, SaaS, Consumer Internet, Social Networking, Big Data/Analytics and Cybersecurity. Over the past 10 years, we’ve enjoyed watching our clients go public, witnessed many M&A’s providing successful exits, and have helped thousands of people become millionaires along the way. At Millennium Search, the mission is to remain boutique and provide a high caliber of service to our clients that is responsive, fast and efficient. In managing client searches, we will continue to use the latest recruiting techniques, combined with a base of old school values that build long-term relationships. On behalf of our candidate network, we will work even harder to vet out our clients to ensure they have a strong management team, sufficient cash flow, and the product and vision necessary to create successful companies with career opportunities, not just jobs. We’ve built a firm with the scope and expertise to fulfill the full range of talent needs specifically for today’s technology companies. We now offer results oriented solutions, whether retained or contingency, to fill executive positions as... read more
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