Firsthand

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Firsthand's platforms connect job-seekers one-on-one with experienced alumni for career conversations, resume critiques, and mock interviews. Its Alumni Mentor Platforms (AMPs) and Career Advisor Platforms (CAPs) drive better career outcomes and alumni engagement. Firsthand also runs Evisors.com, which gives job seekers outside of the university network access to great career advice on demand.

TypePrivate
Founded2010
HQNew York, NY, US
Websitefirsthand.co
Overall CultureA

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)13
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Key People/Management at Firsthand

Fredrik Marø

Fredrik Marø

CEO & Founder
Craig Leinoff

Craig Leinoff

CTO
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Firsthand Office Locations

Firsthand has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
55 Broad St
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Firsthand Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2010

Firsthand total Funding

$4.7 m

Firsthand latest funding size

$1.7 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago

Firsthand investors

Firsthand's latest funding round in June 2015 was reported to be $1.7 m. In total, Firsthand has raised $4.7 m
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Firsthand Online and Social Media Presence

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Firsthand Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    90/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    100/100

  • Compensation

    A+

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Firsthand News and Updates

Firsthand Technology Value Fund Discloses Preliminary NAV of $15.57 Per Share as of June 30, 2021

Top Holdings Include IntraOp Medical, Pivotal Systems, Wrightspeed, Revasum, and Hera Systems Top Holdings Include IntraOp Medical, Pivotal Systems, Wrightspeed, Revasum, and Hera Systems

Firsthand Technology Value Fund Discloses Top Portfolio Holdings

SAN JOSE, Calf., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC) (the “Fund”), a publicly traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, disclosed today that its top five holdings as of May 31, 2021, were IntraOp Medical, Wrig…

Firsthand Technology Value Fund Announces First Quarter Financial Results, NAV of $16.31 per share

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC) (the “Fund”), a publicly traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Firsthand Technology Value Fund (NASDAQ: SVVC) Stockholders Urged to Request Additional Disclosure on Status of Portfolio Companies Prior to May 25th Annual Meeting

BOULDER, Colo. and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rawleigh Ralls, a long-term investor and beneficial owner of 3.7% of Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC), today outlines concerns surrounding lack of financial disclosure for SVVC’s top private portfolio holding…

Stockholders of Firsthand Technology Value Fund (NASDAQ: SVVC) Urged to Vote to Terminate Investment Advisory and Management Agreements with Firsthand Capital Management After NEGATIVE 78% Share Price Performance Over Nearly Ten Years

BOULDER, Colo. and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rawleigh Ralls, a long-term investor and beneficial owner of 3.7% of Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC), today announced his strong and urgent support of a binding proposal to terminate the investment advisory …

Firsthand Technology Value Fund Discloses Preliminary NAV of $16.31 Per Share as of March 31, 2021

Top Holdings Include Pivotal Systems, IntraOp Medical, Wrightspeed, Revasum, and Hera Systems Top Holdings Include Pivotal Systems, IntraOp Medical, Wrightspeed, Revasum, and Hera Systems
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Firsthand Blogs

Firsthand Is Leveling Up and Joining Forces With Vault

I’m thrilled to announce that Firsthand is leveling up. We’ve been acquired and are joining forces with Vault, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Both companies were founded on the idea of democratizing access to great careers. By integrating Vault’s unique content with Firsthand’s e…

Say Hello to Firsthand Virtual Career Fairs

After serving hundreds of higher education institutions for 10+ years, we’re proud to add Virtual Career Fairs to Firsthand’s all-in-one Pay it Forward Platform.  To say 2020 has been rough for academic institutions, new grads, and employers would be an understatement. That’s why we challenged ourse…

Introducing a Better Path Forward

When I was applying to college, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was an international student who never got to visit a college campus or to ask anyone what the college application questions really meant. When I finally got to college and met fellow students who were international, min…

7 Lessons for Alumni Software from the Failed Iowa Voting App

Software is eating the world. As Iowa’s failed election app shows, that can sometimes be terrifying. The mobile app was supposed to make reporting results smoother. Instead, the app failed on multiple levels, resulting in “inconsistencies” and widespread fears of election hacking.  At Fox News, the …

Do students really want to be mentored?

I was at a conference for career services professionals when one of the presenters, a career office director, nearly had me choke on my coffee. “Students don’t want to be mentored,” she said, “they want internships and jobs.” As someone who’s mentored 200+ students and launched hundreds of successfu…

Creating New Connections

Tameka Edwards ’16 earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany and went on to receive a master’s degree in communications from her alma mater in 2018. She was working as the Graduate Assistant in the Advancement Events office, down the hall from the Alumni Association office, when grad…

Firsthand Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Firsthand founded?

    Firsthand was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Firsthand key executives?

    Firsthand's key executives are Fredrik Marø and Craig Leinoff.

  • How many employees does Firsthand have?

    Firsthand has 13 employees.

  • Who are Firsthand competitors?

    Competitors of Firsthand include UniQuest, Crimson Education and ApplyGlobal.

  • Where is Firsthand headquarters?

    Firsthand headquarters is located at 55 Broad St, New York.

  • Where are Firsthand offices?

    Firsthand has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Firsthand have?

    Firsthand has 1 office.