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Handshake is a company building a career network and recruiting platform for college students and young alumni. Its mission is to democratize access to career opportunities and help every college student find the right job for them.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2022)547(+4%)
Job Openings102
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Handshake

Garrett Lord

Garrett Lord

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Scott Ringwelski

Scott Ringwelski

Ben Christensen

Ben Christensen

Co-Founder & Vice President, People & Talent
Christine Cruzvergara

Christine Cruzvergara

Vice President, Higher Education & Student Success
Allyson Letteri

Allyson Letteri

Vice President, Student & Corporate Marketing
Ashish Desai

Ashish Desai

Vice President, Student Product
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Handshake Office Locations

Handshake has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
225 Bush St #1200, San Francisco
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Handshake Financials and Metrics

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Handshake total Funding

$234 m

Handshake latest funding size

$80 m

Time since last funding

8 months ago

Handshake investors

Handshake's latest funding round in May 2021 was reported to be $80 m. In total, Handshake has raised $234 m. Handshake's latest valuation is reported to be $1.5 b.
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Handshake Revenue

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Handshake Operating Metrics

Nov, 2018Oct, 2020May, 2021

Colleges and Universities Served

7001 k1.2 k


14 m17 m18 m
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Handshake Cybersecurity Score

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Handshake Online and Social Media Presence

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Handshake News and Updates

1st Price Feed for Handshake Cryptoasset Goes Live on Nomics.com

Cryptocurrency market data provider Nomics.com has integrated data from Namebase.io, an exchange and registrar for Handshake domain names, to become the first aggregator to publish pricing information for Handshake's native token, $HNS.

Ex-Obama Photographer Throws Big Shade At Trump’s SOTU Handshake Snub

"How hard is this?" Pete Souza said, with an Obama-era throwback pic.

Amid GE Pension Crisis, Welch & Immelt Should Pay Back Their $600 Million Golden Handshake

Both former CEO's of General Electric Co. should pay back their combined half-a-billion severance packages to restore their reputations as the pension crisis intensifies.

Former GE Chief Jack Welch Should Pay Back His $417 Million Golden Handshake

The former CEO of General Electric Co. should pay back the $417 million severance he was awarded when he parachuted out of the company in 2001.

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Handshake Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Handshake founded?

    Handshake was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Handshake key executives?

    Handshake's key executives are Garrett Lord, Scott Ringwelski and Ben Christensen.

  • How many employees does Handshake have?

    Handshake has 547 employees.

  • Who are Handshake competitors?

    Competitors of Handshake include Effex Management Solutions, QPS Employment Group and ApTask.

  • Where is Handshake headquarters?

    Handshake headquarters is located at 225 Bush St #1200, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Handshake offices?

    Handshake has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Handshake have?

    Handshake has 1 office.