Recruit Rockstars 366: 2-Time VC-Backed CEO Does It Again

Few things are as painful as the home buying process. And in particular, the closing day.
Max Simkoff started States Title in 2016 after personally experiencing the friction & labor caused by title insurance.
Today, States Title has become the mortgage analytics software company focused on reducing friction & expense for several of the largest pain points across the $1.5 Trillion/year mortgage origination market.
Prior to States Title, Max was Founder and CEO of Evolv, an HR predictive analytics software company that he scaled from zero to 100 employees, an eight-figure annual revenue, and 20% of the Fortune 500 as customers. Max led Evolv through its acquisition by Cornerstone.
Last month, States Title raised $123 million in in venture funding by Greenspring Associates, Fifth Wall Ventures, and Foundation Capital.
And to scale even faster, Max purchased the massive North American Title Group, cementing a position as leader in digitizing the home buying process.
In this 20-minute conversation, Max shares how he’s scaled a Rockstar team.

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