The VentureFizz Career Inspiration Podcast: Carlie Smith - Director of Talent at Circle
After two years of working at a local recruitment agency, Smith joined OpenView Venture Partners as part of the firm's talent team. She worked as an advisor for their portfolio companies on hiring strategies, team structure, and many other aspects related to the recruitment function.
Last year, Smith joined Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company, to head up talent acquisition. Circle, which was founded by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville, has raised $136M in funding from investors including Jim Breyer, Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners.
In this episode we discuss:
- Smith's background
- What it's like working as part of the talent team at a venture capital firm
- Working with multiple early stage founders on hiring
- Building Circle 's employment brand
- ...and lots more!
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