The founders of Pursuit, a recruiting service that allowed people to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Pursuit itself to refer people for jobs, have been snatched up by Facebook, according to a note on Pursuit’s website.
A brief message on their homepage announces, “Update: we’ve found a new home at Facebook! Although we’ll be working on stuff unrelated to Pursuit, keep an eye out for great new features from us there and thanks to everyone who helped along the way.”
Tech blog Techcrunch reports that San Francisco-based Pursuit “was just three extremely over-educated guys — Louis Eisenberg, Russ Heddleston, Nicholas Letourneau — who according to their digital “Gone Fishing” sign, will be dropping Pursuit in um, pursuit of other things at Facebook.”
Pursuit works by tapping people for referrals. Users who successfully refer applicants are given monetary bonuses and “karma points.”
According to Techcrunch, the founders were hired at Facebook, but not assets were acquired in the transaction.