Case study | Scale Recruiting Model


Machine Learning / AI

Series A | $36.5M Funding


Revolution (Rise of the Rest), Greycroft, Good Growth Capital, Gaingels, Breyer Capital, Two Sigma Ventures.


Cost Savings (vs. traditional Contingency Recruiting)

Average Time-To-Fill Open Positions

Within 9 Months

Pryon received a round of funding and needed to hire up 10 people to their engineering and research teams within 9-12 months.

The management at Pryon decided to try hatch I.T.’s Scale hiring model because they had heard about success at other companies in their investor’s portfolio.

Our initial 12-month agreement with Pryon gave them dedicated recruitment and recruitment-marketing support. This included sourcing new talent, filtering applicants, and standing-up an efficient recruitment process.

Over the course of 9 months, we filled 8 openings at Pryon (including positions like Full Stack Software Engineers, VP of Product, Machine Learning Engineer, Solutions Manager, UI Engineer, and more).

Our Scale model saved Pryon 57% ($166,000) on their hires, as compared to typical 20% recruitment contingency fees.

What Pryon Loved about working with hatch I.T.


Pryon no longer had to spend time screening over 5,000 applications.


We found candidates outside of their network with varied backgrounds.


We found candidates who were a cultural fit and were excited about Pryon's product.

“The model you guys have feels like you’re an extended part of our team rather than a mercenary.”

– Igor Jablokov
Founder and CEO

Our Process

Candidate Delivery


We source candidates who match your technical needs and screen them to make sure they will be a good fit for your culture and want to work at your startup.

“At times, I’m even surprised at how dead-on the candidates are.”

Igor Jablokov

Candidate Experience


Our embedded approach enables us to be transparent with candidates about who your company is and why it would be a good match for them. This transparency from the beginning leads to happy hires and better retention.

Hear from Dylan Parker, Software Engineer at Pryon, about his experience working with the hatch I.T. team over time until he found his match at Pryon.

Recruitment Marketing


Between our podcast, startup spotlight pages, and startup technologist community, we find ways to get your brand in front of candidates who might be interested in working for your startup.

Watch the episode from our podcast “The Pair Program” where we interview Pryon Founder, Igor, about his career experience and journey to founding Pryon.