Textio raises $20 million to help companies do English good

Augmented writing startup Textio has quickly grown to help major Fortune 500 companies like Cisco and Johnson & Johnson to recruit better talent. With a platform that helps recruiters to improve the content of their postings, the company has shown that small tweaks in the language can make a big difference in response rates and the quality of applicants that apply.

Now as it looks to expand beyond recruiting and job postings, Textio has raised $20 million in new funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Bloomberg Beta, Cowboy Ventures, Emergence Capital, and Upside Partnership.

Textio was founded by Kieran Snyder and Jensen Harris, two former Microsofties who decided to collaborate on a tool to change the way businesses used language….

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