Fort Collins-based JobZology raises funds for operational growth

FORT COLLINS —JobZology, a Fort Collins-based startup that provides talent analytics and cultural assessments to help companies find the right employees, has raised $750,000 from national and local investors.

The funding was led by Chicago-based Gary Comer Inc. and included Syven Capital LP in Delaware, the Pinnacle Enterprise Fund in North Carolina and Larry Curran II, a Fort Collins startup mentor and angel investor.

JobZology will used the funds to keep up with operational growth of its platform that is being used by education organizations and private-sector companies, including Calvin College, Miami University Alumni Association, Montgomery County Community College, and New Belgium Brewing.

“Employers are saving thousands of dollars by reducing employee churn,” Travis Hevelone, JobZology’s co-founder and chief executive, said in a prepared statement. “We are proud of how JobZology scientifically and predictively guides individuals to the most meaningful path in their life and then connect them to those opportunities.”

JobZology was co-founded in 2012 by Hevelone, Eric Leftwich, and Colorado State University professors Kurt Kraiger and Bryan Dik. It was spun out of CSU Ventures, which helps commercialize CSU’s intellectual property generated by faculty and student research.

Since its inception, the JobZology has resided at incubator and accelerator organizations in Fort Collins including Rocky Mountain Innosphere, Galvanize and FVC Mesh.

The co-founders bootstrapped the startup. Investing their own money as well as soliciting investments from friends and family, they raised about $750,000 in venture capital to get started.