Education technology startup Viridis Learning is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin.
Founded in 2009, the company uses data analytics to match community college students with employers.
Viridis helps connect the colleges with local employers who can map their existing programs and classes to the fit the jobs. The data is available to students through an online portal where they can research job opportunities and learn what courses they need to take to be qualified.
The company currently serves 25 college districts which include more than 70 college campuses. More than 50,000 employers are part of its nationwide network.
Viridis will relocate its headquarters to Austin and plans to hire 25 additional employees from the Austin area over the next 12 months, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
“We are hopeful that the innovative approach Viridis is pursuing to match employers to job seekers and job seekers to employers based on their skills will connect more Austin residents to good jobs,” said Gilbert Zavala, vice president of education and talent development for the Chamber.
Viridis, which also has offices in Palo Alto, Calif., has raised about $10 million in venture capital from investors including Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of computing giant Salesforce.
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