Landed raised $1.4 million seed round for its job board marketplace focused on hourly hiring. Reportedly powered by video interviews and AI, the site tells TechCrunch that it matches candidates against traits like body language and communication skills. That kind of Video to AI-based assessment didn’t work out too well for HireVue, who faced a federal complaint for “unfair and deceptive” practices. HireVue announced that it was moving away from these assessments amid their AI algorithm audit.
Landed enters a crowded job board and matching space that has been hit hard by the global pandemic and economic slowdown. Along with impact in the field, this category saw a lower amount of investment in 2020 than we had seen in years, attracting $483 million in 2020, compared to investments of $1.1 billion in 2019.