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BranchOut gets $6M to help people find jobs through Facebook friends

BranchOut, a Facebook app for career networking, has raised $6 million in a first round of equity from Accel Partners, according to a filing with the SEC.

The app, which launched in July, lets users find out where friends are working or have worked in the past. If friends have the app, users can also see where friends of friends work. Like LinkedIn, BranchOut connects people for professional purposes, but BranchOut leverages a user’s already existing Facebook friend base. Users can also list job postings on BranchOut for free.

Based in San Francisco, the startup was founded in 2008 and was previously self-funded.