Koru is an immersive program that gives college students and recent grads the skills, experience, and connections to be stars at great companies. The education start-up is transforming the college-to-career landscape with an experiential learning program designed to quickly create and place workplace-ready college graduates. They partner directly with leading employers to put grads on the fast-track to great jobs and meaningful careers. Koru was founded by Kristen Hamilton (Chief Executive Officer) and Josh Jarrett (Chief Learning Officer). Hamilton was a co-founder at Onvia and the former COO of World Learning. Jarrett is a former McKinsey & Co consultant and most recently the Head of Higher Education Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Headquartered in Seattle, Koru is currently running employer-embedded programs with partners like zulily, Payscale, Porch, Possible, Remind, and Julep to give recent graduates the skills, experience and connections they need to get hired and make an immediate impact.
Company Growth (employees)
Seattle, US
Size (employees)
59 (est)+4%
Koru was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Koru

Kristen Hamilton

Kristen Hamilton

Peter Mack

Peter Mack

VP Marketing
Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen

Director of Programs
Sarah Croft

Sarah Croft

Director of Instructional Design
Josh Jarrett

Josh Jarrett


Koru Office Locations

Koru has offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Boston
Seattle, US (HQ)
100 W Harrison St

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Total Funding

$12.6 m

Latest funding size

$8 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years


Koru's latest funding round in January 2015 was reported to be $8 m. In total, Koru has raised $12.6 m

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