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matchist vets, connects, and certifies software developers for customers of tech companies. We help businesses integrate technology.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

matchist partners with software companies to connect customers with skilled developers who can integrate their products. Companies with APIs and tech platforms have qualified leads that require a developer, and currently have no efficient way of helping these customers. Partners refer these customers to matchist, where our vetted developer network and proprietary matching algorithm connect them to the right developers quickly.


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    Stella Fayman

    Before founding matchist, Stella was a founding member of FeeFighters, a payments startup which was acquired by Groupon in 2012. Stella is cofounder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, a site dedicated to entrepreneurship education. She has a column in Forbes, and was recently named one of Crain's Chicago Business "20 In Their 20s."

    Stella is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she is a Herman Fello

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    Tim Jahn

    Tim Jahn is an entrepreneur who hails from Chicago. Previously, he was a freelance web developer who experienced first hand how useless traditional tech recruiters can be for freelancers and what sorts of problems come with low quality clients. He created matchist because it's the service he wished he had back in his freelancing days.

    Tim is also co-founder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, a media and events company focused on helping early stage


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    Heather Harper
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    Michael Carney

Previous Investors

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    University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship