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JobZology and its PathwaysU product acquired by PeopleGrove

FORT COLLINS — JobZology, an 11-year-old Fort Collins-based company that provides talent analytics and cultural assessments to help companies find the right employees, has been purchased by PeopleGrove, a San Francisco-based career-access platform for career development, experiential learning and alumni engagement.

PeopleGrove also acquired JobZology’s flagship product, PathwayU, a patented predictive technology that enables users to identify and explore academic and career pathways that ensure they live a purpose-filled and meaningful career life.

Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

JobZology was co-founded in 2012 by Travis Hevelone, Eric Leftwich, and Colorado State University professors Kurt Kraiger and Bryan Dik. It was spun out of CSU Ventures, which helps commercialize CSU’s intellectual property generated by faculty and student research.

Since PathwayU’s introduction, more than 1.2 million assessments have been completed by 500,000 learners at 160 colleges and universities.

“PathwayU on its own is a powerful instrument for academic and career advisers; better data, more engagement with these services, at a greater scale,” Hevelone, jobZology CEO, said in a prepared statement. “As part of the PeopleGrove platform, learners can continue their journey beyond the exploration phase. Imagine course embedded projects appear as a match to their interests. Near peer and alumni mentors who have similar backgrounds become accessible for outreach. Internships and jobs where they are connected through alumni can allow learners to gain an advantage in the application process. PeopleGrove makes classroom-to-career vision a reality.”

Founded in 2015, PeopleGrove works with more than 650 institutions including Yale, Stanford, the University of Texas San Antonio, the University of Michigan, Georgetown and the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Source: BizWest