I wanted to give you some more insight into the evolution of Pangea and share with you why we are big believers in contract-to-hire.
We started Pangea with a mission to help startups hire college students.
We knew there was an incredible pool of undiscovered talent out there, and during the pandemic, sure enough they flocked to our platform.
We scaled from Brown University to more than 1,500 campuses, got accepted into YC, and raised our Seed round.
Fast forward a few years, and many of those students who signed up in the pandemic have graduated and gained experience working at various companies, from scrappy YC startups to large corporations like Raytheon, Amazon, and Meta.
We realized that our initial vision of Pangea as a "college-only" platform was no longer representative of who we had become; and that our clients and talent were looking for more impactful relationships.
Especially ones that could grow into full-time opportunities if it was a good fit.
At Pangea, we often like to start people out on contracts (instead of jumping directly to a full-time job offer); making is easy for us to see if it was a good fit before making a bigger commitment.
This approach has allowed us to move fast, avoid over-hiring, and extend our runway, which is critical today more than ever.
We want to give other companies the same opportunity, and do it without charging the fees you see when working though a recruiter or staffing agency.
So here we are: removing platform fees, building a community of top-caliber emerging professionals that are open to doing contracts, introducing a membership to allow you to access the community, and about to partner with a global HR payroll provider to allow you to hire in more than 150 countries (including US W2s) while remaining 100% compliant.
We believe that contract-to-hire is the future, and teams that leverage it will win.
It allows talent a chance to prove themselves and is a more effective measure of someone than what school they went to or what's on their resume.
We believe this helps create a more equal world and stronger teams.
If you agree, then great! We hope you'll be a part of creating this future with us :)
More than 4,000 companies have signed up for Pangea, and we have a few more discounted (80% off) memberships that provide access to our community that we can give before our public launch.