JUMPING OFF THE PAGE: San Diego-startup Portfolium has raised $6.6 million to grow its online portfolio for college students, according to TechCrunch. Porfolium was founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, who claims he landed a job with NASA because of his portfolio.
The tool allows college students to upload videos, apps or projects, which Markowitz argues are more useful to employers than a print format resume. According to Markowitz, Portfolium has partnered with some 200 universities where teachers and university systems can verify work samples on the site. The startup has also partnered with some 60,000 employers, including Oracle, Hulu and Nike. Funding will be used for hiring as well as adding features and services to the platform.