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Aug. 10, 2020

#138: Nancy Soni, Founder & CEO of Career Matching Platform PathMatch, and Talent Partner at Hypothesis Ventures

#138: Nancy Soni, Founder & CEO of Career Matching Platform PathMatch, and Talent Partner at Hypothesis Ventures

Nancy is the CEO and Founder of , a platform that matches students to in-demand careers, helps them prepare, and then connects them to top employers.  She’s also a Talent Partner at Hypothesis Ventures, a Venture Capital firm, where...


Nancy is the CEO and Founder of PathMatch, a platform that matches students to in-demand careers, helps them prepare, and then connects them to top employers.  She’s also a Talent Partner at Hypothesis Ventures, a Venture Capital firm, where she advises high-growth companies on hiring.  Prior to this, she was former CEO of FILD, a recruiting firm that connects top talent to some of the most well-respected companies around the country.

After spending two decades helping companies hire, she noticed a huge skills gap emerging.  Students were graduating from college without the requisite skills and experience to land most entry-level jobs companies were looking to fill.  After working with hundreds of students, she realized this was a result of students' lack of knowledge of the modern career paths available today.  She and her team built PathMatch to connect students to compatible career paths and then help them build the relevant skills and experiences they need to land top jobs.

Nancy holds a BA in Psychology and Music from Emory University.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Nancy Soni in this Episode

  • How Nancy got her start in recruiting
  • Hiring over 100 people in 5 years
  • How and why Nancy started FILD and its early growth
  • The impact of having seen over 4 million resumes
  • The challenges of scaling FILD and building a team
  • The unexpected effect Coachella had on Nancy’s business
  • Things companies should be thinking about regarding hiring and how to know when to hire a recruiting firm
  • Resources Nancy recommends for entrepreneurs to find talent
  • Selling FILD and transitioning to PathMatch
  • What PathMatch began as and how Nancy decided to start it
  • What PathMatch offers today and moving from high-end consultancy to a “freemium” service
  • How Nancy acquires customers
  • How COVID changed things for Nancy and PathMatch
  • How Nancy creates content
  • Joining Hypothesis as a Talent Partner
  • How Nancy went about hiring for PathMatch
  • PathMatch’s traction in the first two years
  • Helping students understand their hireability rating
  • Expanding beyond entry level to mid- and late- career coaching
  • Nancy’s book recommendations 
  • How Nancy recharges from work and her advice for entrepreneurs

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