Class of 2016

  • Year 2016 - Year 3
  • From Boston, Massachusetts
  • Website higherme.com


HigherMe helps retail and hourly employers find, screen, and hire better employees faster. Companies like Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera Bread trust us with the most important part of their operation: their people.

We provide a suite of software tools that help improve efficiency, but we’re also a growing network of candidates for hourly jobs, allowing us to also sell access to candidates.

Customers report significant time savings, reductions in turnover, and the ability to quickly and consistently hire higher-quality employees. We’re backed by great investors like Y Combinator and Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.



Rob Hunter
Co-Founder and CEO
Evan Lodge
Co-Founder and Head of Product
Jeff Chedeville
Co-Founder and Head of Engineering
Kevin Connors
Head of Sales
Claire Dunivan
Head of Customer Accounts
Jeff Keeling
Software Developer


If a TV show was made about your company, who would play the founders?

Rob Hunter: Take the show Silicon Valley - it's basically us.

In three words describe your team

RH: Scrappy, smart, empowering.

Is this your first startup?

RH: No - I've been an entrepreneur ever since I was a kid.

The startup life can be a real grind. What do you and your team members do to blow off some steam or during downtime?

RH: We play darts! We like going to Dave and Buster's.