UMass Boston - Venture Development Center
The VDC is a thriving community of promising entrepreneurs in residence from around the world launching innovative technology and life science companies in our incubator, and talented students from our own university preparing for careers in venture capital backed companies.
Boulevard Recruiting comes highly recommended from a talent leader who is a friend of Pillar. They specialize in non-executive sales roles.
Peoplepath.io came highly recommended from a talent leader who is a friend of Pillar. They specialize in non-executive recruitment and have good coverage of the US and Latin America.
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with clients to design their organizational structures, roles and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop and motivate their workforce. And, we help professionals navigate and advance their careers.
With over 50 years of expertise, NES Fircroft is an award-winning workforce solutions specialist that provides candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power and Renewables, Life Science, Chemical, Automotive and Mining sectors worldwide. We provide tailored staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of consultants.
Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, directors and other strategic talent. We focus on investment firms, their portfolio companies, and public companies seeking transformative growth. True Search is also a founding partner of AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles.
Daversa is Silicon Valley’s go-to executive recruiting firm, hiring for Instacart, Uber, Spotify, and more
Our mission is to make work visas fast and easy. Built on 10+ years of getting venture-backed founders visas, Legalpad combines software and attorneys to get the world’s best entrepreneurs and technologists working in the US.
With more than 20 years of immigration experience, the Law Office of Christine Troy has a proven track record of developing honest and effective solutions to complex immigration situations. We thrive in creative and agile problem-solving and embrace the intricacy of legal cases when other attorneys have told clients there was no hope. Our practice focuses on immigration for businesses and families.
Getson & Schatz
Getson & Schatz, P.C. is an experienced immigration law firm conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our immigration lawyers represent corporations, individuals and families in all areas of immigration law including immigrant visa and non immigrant visa applications, employment and family immigration, asylum, citizenship, and deportation defense.
Alcorn Immigration Law
With offices located in Silicon Valley, California & New York City, Alcorn Immigration Law supports clients around the world with United States inbound immigration. We obtain U.S. visas, green cards, and citizenship for entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and their families. 2019 Global Law Experts Awards Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.
Value Creation Partner - solve strategic challenges for businesses through talent acquisition, executive search, business development, and design thinking
Pave is a suite of real-time compensation tools to help companies plan and communicate compensation. They integrate with HIRS and Cap Tables and Pave’s dataset is real-time (no 6-month lag).
WayUp is a virtual recruiting platform with qualified, diverse early-career candidates. This platform offers Diversity sourcing, D&I Analytics, D&I employer branding, and Unbiased Screening. WayUp has over 6M candidates, and 71% are underrepresented minorities. By using WayUp you will get more diverse candidates, measure your progress in your D&I hiring goals and amplify your employer brand.
Handshake is an online “all-in-one early talent recruiting platform” connecting employers with 9M+ students and alumni across more than 1400 educational institutions. Handshake has the largest, most diverse, and active early talent network in the U.S. with 5M women candidates, 1.2M Black candidates, and 1.2M Latinx candidates. By offering internships through Handshake, you will build strong connections with many universities and have the possibility of meeting a diverse group of candidates both in-person with on-campus interviews or through virtual events.
Northeastern Co-Op Program
The Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University (also known as “co-op”) is an educational model that provides students with opportunities to alternate periods of academic study and periods of full-time employment related to their academic majors and interests. By alternating semesters of academic study with periods of full-time work, students are able to transform work across academic and professional contexts. Co-op provides students the opportunity to explore or refine potential career paths, make valuable industry connections, broaden perspectives, and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed —all while learning and growing outside the comfort zone of the classroom.
Project Onramp is a paid summer internship program focused on giving talented four-year college students from under-resourced backgrounds their “onramp” to the biotech industry. Project Onramp is looking for paid internships in hard science and in business disciplines, including marketing, communications, HR and administration. Offering Project Onramp internships is an investment in your industry’s future: you are giving talented students without access a way to learn about careers in the life sciences. Financial support from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center can subsidize each intern’s salary up to $8,160 per summer, for companies of fewer than 100 employees.
Supporting Strategies provides full HR, benefits, accounting and payroll support to scaling companies. We work with Janean Sullivan at the company. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Supporting Strategies across several startups.
Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group
Sapers & Wallack/Hilb Group NE provides trusted benefits, retirement, insurance and investment advice to help you ensure the financial well-being of your business or family. Pillar works with the firm for our own insurance needs.
Stephanie Walzak Consulting
Stephanie Walzak runs a compensation consultancy business working directly with CEOs, Senior Execs, and Boards of several promising pre- and post-IPO companies. Pillar Partner, Sarah Hodges, worked with Stephanie at her last company and had an extremely positive collaboration.
12Twenty drives meaningful engagement with employers for career advisers and students at the university level.
10x has taken the model of talent representation from the entertainment and sports world and applied it to the tech world - 10x represents and manages high-level, pre-vetted freelance and contract engineers, developers, designers, and other technical experts. Startups can enjoy a hassle-free contracting process at no additional cost other than the standard rate of the person they work with.
From day one, Riviera Partners has helped the most transformative companies in tech (from early stage to public, bootstrapped to venture- and private equity-backed) flourish in a continually evolving technology marketplace. This is done through the successful recruitment of Product Development - Engineering, Product Management, Design, Data Science, Infrastructure, etc. - executives and engineers. With offices across the US, Riviera is in all major tech hubs.
VentureFizz is the leading employment branding and recruitment platform focused on the tech industry. We work with companies at all stages of development and help out with hiring across all functional areas.
Gray Scalable's team of recruiting and HR professionals help companies grow and evolve their people practices to match the standards of the world’s leading tech companies. From pre-Series A to post-IPO companies, they help build teams and develop customized programs that engage your people and advance your culture. Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Charlie Gray at the company.
Beyond the Workplace
Beyond HR provides end-to-end HR consulting services with a focus on employment practices and strategy, employee relations, and employee communications. If you're a Pillar portfolio company, view your onboarding portal section for a special introductory offer. We work with Wendy Silver at the company.
Global EIR Program
The Global EIR Program (GEIR) is a pioneering solution for entrepreneurs struggling with the uncertainty and limitations of the U.S. visa system. Immigrant entrepreneurs are hired part-time by the university – procuring their expertise to contribute to the entrepreneurial community while at the same time obtaining an H1B visa (exempt from the annual quota due to special dispensation for non-profits) to allow them to remain in the community to build their startup.
Big Cloud Recruiting
Big Cloud is a recruiting platform for Data Scientists, Engineers, or Architects. The company works with clients ranging from dynamic AI start-up’s, to the world’s biggest organizations. Several Pillar portfolio companies have worked with the firm.
Reveneer designs, builds & manages high-velocity inside sales operations. If you don’t have the time or expertise to build your own inside sales operation, Reveneer will do it for you. The company's all-in-one services encompass the entire operation to deliver sales results that are predictable and repeatable over time. Several Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Greg Casale at the company.
Talent House is a boutique agency that primarily focuses on contingent searches (and some retained) with an emphasis on sales and marketing (including customer success) roles. The firm comes highly recommended to us by a VC recruiter from our network.
Betts Recruiting is strong in Sales, Marketing and other Go-to-Market roles. The firm's leadership team focuses on strategic management-level roles. The firm comes recommended to us by a trusted VC recruiter. Reach out to Allison.
RJR solely focuses on sales opportunities; the recruiters on the firm's team come from a sales background themselves, and were highly recommended to Pillar by a VC recruiter with whom we frequently work.
SLT Talent Acquisition Consulting
Susanne Talbot from SLT Talent Acquisition Consulting is an experienced recruiter with a background in executive search and technical recruiting. She is a wonderful person to collaborate with, and several Pillar portfolio companies have engaged with Susanne with great success.
True Search helps the world's most innovative companies identify and recruit progressive talent. True has worked across several of our portfolio companies. We work with Matt Goldstein and Cory Bolotsky.
The Bowdoin Group
From C-Suite to other critical strategic roles, clients of all sizes rely on The Bowdoin Group to help build strong leadership teams. We work with Scott Aldsworth at the firm.
Jeff Goldman Immigration
Jeff Goldman Immigration is a law firm devoted exclusively to all aspects of business-based and family-based immigration law. Jeff Goldman has helped several Boston founders navigate complicated immigration concerns.