Me In 3

Video-Based Hiring Platform

Company Information

Website:

https://www.mein3.com/

Sector:

Hiring Software

Location:

Tulsa, OK

Me In 3 is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform designed to change the hiring process.

It’s a video-based platform that connects employers with potential candidates. Job seekers can create video profiles to be submitted as part of their application. This enables them to showcase their personality and career goals. And it enables employers to get a real impression their applicants early in the hiring process.

Me In 3 is targeting the $20 billion market for small- and medium-sized business hiring. In just the past six months, it's grown its user base by nearly 1,000%.

Now Me In 3 is seeking capital to attract additional users, launch premium services, and begin generating revenue.

Me In 3 was created because the traditional hiring process is broken. Company Founder Markus Engelke discovered this first-hand when he tried to hire a sales rep for his wife’s interior design company.

He was looking for someone who had an exceptional personality and strong people skills. But he had no way of determining that based on resumes alone.

He soon presented the idea of a video screening platform to three members of what would become his team. All three had also experienced the same frustration — times where they had seen a great resume, invited a candidate for an interview, and knew shortly after that it was a waste of time. They also know that they had likely missed out on a stellar candidate who didn’t get an interview due to a poorly written resume.

Together, the four began working on what would become Me In 3.

To round out the team, the company sought an expert in Human Resources who could help guide the science behind Me In 3. So it brought in Chris Wright, who holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and has a track record of building software-based companies.

Here’s how the process works for employers:

First, they review video profiles submitted by the applicant. Next, they review resumes and additional documents. Finally, they invite promising candidates for interviews based on their personality, story, and skills.

With Me In 3, employers save time by selecting better candidates faster. And job seekers have a chance to stand out from the crowd.

Me In 3 offers “freemium” accounts to both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can use a free basic version, or they can pay $4 per month for a Pro version, which enables them to upload additional content (writing samples, portfolio work, etc.). An Elite version with even more features is available for $9 per month.

Employers, meanwhile, can use a free basic account. There’s also a “Teams” option for $50 per month, which enables groups of employees to collaborate in the hiring process. Me In 3 also sells enterprise licenses to staffing agencies and recruiters who can search videos to find potential candidates for positions. These licenses are sold for $900 per month.

Team Background

Brett Williams - Co-Founder & President

Brett is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience starting and growing companies.

Prior to starting Me In 3, he was Owner of Perimtec, a distributor of a privacy fence system for residences and businesses. Before that, he was a partner with NavaPoint, a consulting business helping companies cut costs and improve operational efficiency.

Before that, he was a principal with Venado Technologies, a company helping businesses develop mobile apps. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Sales with DecisionPoint Systems, a computer software sales business.

Earlier in his career, Brett was President and CEO of KnowledgeGEAR, a software company selling intranet programs. Before that, he was an executive Vice President with Clientele Solutions, a professional services company.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from East Central University.

Tracy Poole - Co-Founder & Vice President

Tracy is an attorney with 25 years of experience in commercial transactions and M&A activity.

In addition to his role with Me In 3, he is Managing Partner with FortySix Venture Capital, an investment firm. He’s also President of Waterfront Capital, another private investment company.

Earlier, he was an attorney with McAfee & Taft, a legal firm. Before that, he was a trial lawyer with Fellers and Snider, a law firm.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a Law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Chris Wright - Co-Founder & Partner

In addition to his role with Me In 3, Chris is Co-Founder of Reliant, a talent management software company targeting the restaurant, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.

Prior to that, he was a partner with Medefy Health, a healthcare technology company connecting employees with quality health coverage.

Chris spent three years as a faculty member at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, teaching MBA courses on quantitative analysis and research methods. He was also a faculty member at the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Psychology.

Bryan Brown - Co-Founder & Partner

Before Me In 3, Bryan was Director at Saint Francis Health System. He oversaw financial decisions for the system’s hospitals.

Prior to that, he spent seven years with Utica Park Clinic, a healthcare company. He served as a project manager and an administrative director. Before that, he was an imaging specialist with GE Healthcare.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Jim Barsness - Chief Financial Officer

Jim began his career as a senior associate with KPMG, a professional services company. From there, he spent three years as an associate with Houlihan Lokey, an investment banking company.

More recently, he was Vice President of Congruent Investment Partners, and was then Chief Financial Officer for Medefy Health, a healthcare company.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska.

Markus Engelke - Co-Founder

Prior to starting Me In 3, Markus was a managing partner at WRB Capital, a healthcare consulting firm. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer for MEI, a conglomerate of the brand “ME,” which includes an interior design firm and construction company.

He began his career as a sales representative for Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceuticals company. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Oklahoma.

Raising
$100K
Committed
$107K (107%)
Min. Investment
$100
Deal Type
Title III
(For all investors)
Offering Type
Convertible Debt
Finance History
  • $50K
    2020-06-01
    Unknown
    (Priced Round)
  • $250K
    2019-08-01
    Unknown
    (Priced Round)
  • $77K
    2020-04-01
    Unknown
    (Loan)
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