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Proven: Enabling the Creation of Resumes on Smartphone

Backed by Andreesen Horowitz, the mobile app Proven has, until now helped users apply to jobs with the use of their smartphone. The startup has only recently included in its Android version, a new method helping users to get their resumes built within the app. Candidates can use thee resumes in applying for jobs on various websites like Craiglist and

The startup was founded in 2009. It then aimed at getting day laborers connected with contractors. However, it soon got its focus shifted to service workers like retail clerks, house cleaners, barristas, restaurant servers and others.

Based in San Fransisco, the startup has gotten the Proven Mobile App launched in the last year. Users can now look for job posting by searching across Indeed and Craiglist. Resumes can then be attached to applications with just a few taps.  The app had initially relied on users with already built resumes, which could be imported and stored in Proven. It was only recently that this method of getting a resume created within the app was found.

“In talking to our users, we realized that many of them either don’t have a great resume, or don’t have one at all,” explains Proven CEO Pablo Fuentes. “We really want to help these candidates put their best foot forward and provide a great experience to find and apply to jobs using their mobile phones. We think this is a big step towards that vision.”, as reported by

Adds co-founder Sean Falconer, “the other thing is that [for these users], their mobile phone is the most powerful computer they actually have access to, and they’re much more comfortable using it,” he says.

A user has to step through the mobile resume builder that is found in the app. His resume will then be available on the mobile and the web. These resumes can be edited, stored and shared across different job sites. The startup is also putting in efforts in getting deals finalized with various other partners in job search.

The startup had earlier raised two rounds of funding thus landing at a few millions. Its recent seed funding round has led the startup to land at a $850,000 from investors like Morado Venture Partners, Founder Collective, Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, Greylock Partners, Andreesen Horowitz and various others. It is now moving towards raising an A round of funding.

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