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What We Do

WayUp is a venture-backed startup based in NYC that partners with companies to recruit qualified, diverse early-career candidates. We offer flexible solutions to help employers source and screen for their roles–all with a focus on achieving diversity goals, providing actionable insights throughout the process, and giving all candidates an exceptional experience. 


Founded in July 2014, WayUp has raised over $30M and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most innovative companies changing the world. With WayUp, employers—like Nasdaq, Unilever, and thousands more—fill their talent pipeline with qualified candidates, exceed diversity goals, and increase their efficiency throughout the recruitment funnel. WayUp is changing the way companies hire while getting top talent hired.

Facts & Figures

Founded in 2014 by Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman 

5.6 million users across 7,200+ colleges & universities registered on WayUp's platform with an emphasis on diversity: 

  • 36% Black, Hispanic or Mixed Race Candidates 

  • 59% Female Candidates

  • 65% STEM and/or Business Candidates 

Millions of early-career roles from thousands of employers

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