Textio raises M to spread recruiting words of wisdom

A Seattle startup has created a text-analyzing technology that may help the tech industry address its diversity and recruiting problems. Textio, founded last year by Microsoft veterans Kieran Snyder and Jensen Harris, develops a machine-learning program that can automatically read through job postings and recruiting emails and tell a business how effective the writing will be for attracting candidates. The company announced an $8 million round of funding Wednesday, bringing its total to $9.5 million. The latest round was led by San Mateo, Calif.-based Emergence Capital, with participation from Cowboy Ventures, Bloomberg Beta and Upside Partnership. The technology, which can be tested free online, automatically scans through a job posting, then spits out a score up to 100. Below the score, Textio points out good and bad things in the…

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