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 Delivers Top Performers Amid Technology Talent Crunch

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.”... read more

Mike Feeney Joins Millennium Search

Boston Based Mike 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 Mike 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 Stripes39 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 Concept.com, an exciting new digital consumer product & media  company built around Stripes39’s content marketing expertise, and Sway.com, 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 Fixer.com, its internal business process offshoring center, into a standalone endeavor. Stripes39 retained Millennium Search to help expand Stripes39’s... 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?

Recruiting Evolution 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... read more

Log Management Platform Loggly Retains Millennium Search

Technology Focused Executive Search Firm Partners to Aid in Talent Acquisition   Loggly, the world’s most popular cloud-based log management service delivering application intelligence, is continuing to grow its team. The company has retained Millennium Search, an executive search firm for technology companies and startups, to aid in their talent acquisition efforts. Based in San Francisco, Loggly is a startup providing a log management and data analysis SaaS platform. Loggly allows application developers and operations engineers to manage logs across multiple servers through a single cloud-based interface, without additional hardware or software to download. The platform allows for smooth application debugging, monitoring, troubleshooting and data analysis. Loggly is backed by Matrix Partners, True Ventures and Trinity Ventures. “Delivering the world’s most popular cloud-based log management service requires A-team talent across the board, from engineering to user experience.  At Loggly, our focus is on log management and value to our customers,” stated Jim Nisbet, CTO and VP of Engineering, “So we partnered with Millennium Search to leverage their focus and efficiency on sourcing key talent acquisitions to ensure we can continue to our growth and improve our offerings rapidly.” Loggly hired Millennium Search to aid in the search for a UX/UI developer role. Mark Cergol, Senior Executive Recruiter at Millennium Search, headed the search for the Loggly Account. “Loggly has a great management team with a proven track record, a product that’s a leader in their space and strong VC backing,” says Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search. “They match the three criteria that we look for in our early-mid stage clients, and are demonstrating success as a... read more

Big Data Analytics Startup Serendipity Retains Millennium Search

Palo Alto Based Data Company Partners with Technology Recruiting Firm to Expand Team Serendipity, a data analytics startup in the Bay Area, is expanding its team. The company has partnered with Millennium Search, an executive recruiting firm for software startups, to jump-start their recruiting efforts. Serendipity is a big data analytics company aimed at removing the need for data scientists from the analysis of large data sets. Currently in stealth, the Palo Alto based company hopes to put the power of data in the hands of users, and create a platform that successfully ‘consumerizes analytics.’ With a focus on a strong user interface and a simplified visualization of analyzed data, Serendipity will allow the everyday user to garner the powerful insights that large data sets provide.   Mare Lucas is COO of Serendipity, and is also CMO of GCE Cloud, the parent company of the data analytics startup. “We’ve all seen the explosion of innovation in the consumer space – from mobile applications that deliver incredible user experiences through new devices that we can wear,” says Lucas.  “ It’s time we look to reinvent the enterprise – and Serendipity is helping to lead that charge.” “Data analytics is a space that is growing rapidly right now,” says Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search. “Mare and her team are working hard to build what I am confident will be a top company in the space. We are excited to be working with them.” Serendipity partnered with Millennium Search, a technology recruiting firm focused on growing software companies, to help jumpstart their recruiting efforts. Serendipity is ramping up the... read more

Fantasy Sports Company Fanduel Retains Millennium Search

Growing Online Gaming Company Partners With Search Firm for Key Positions Charlotte, NC- Fanduel , the leading daily fantasy sports company, is continuing its partnership with Millennium Search LLC, a top executive search firm focused on recruiting for companies in the high tech industry. The continued growth and increasing popularity of Fanduel’s unique fantasy gaming platform has led the company to begin expanding its team. Based out of New York City, Fanduel established a fantasy sports game that allows players to create fantasy leagues that can be played in a single day, rather than throughout an entire season. With options for Football, Baseball, Basketball, and more, Fanduel provides options for both free and paid fantasy league games. After a successful round of funding in April of this year, the gaming company continues to grow and gain traction among fans. “It’s been incredibly exciting to see the usage of our site explode since our launch in 2009.” says Tom Griffiths, cofounder of Fanduel. “Every new season brings in a new crop of players who are pumped to try our new style of fantasy sports. With site growth comes headcount growth, and it’s been great working with Millennium Search on that.” “This account is a very interesting one for me”, says Sandy Bleich, Senior Partner and Executive Recruiter at Millennium Search, who heads the Fanduel account. “Fanduel is looking for game changers who are bright, skilled, and have a passion for fantasy sports and experience in the sector. We have an excellent working relationship with their team, all of whom are highly engaged, responsive, and flexible. The relationship is paying off,... read more
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