Taking YesGraph in a New Direction

[Edit: since publishing this, we’ve Launched our new growth focused API. Check it out here!]

We’ve decided to take YesGraph in a new product direction. In this post I’ll cover what is changing, why it is changing, and say a little bit about what is coming down the road. If you want to jump ahead in line, go ahead and subscribe here to get updates about what is coming next.

We found that there were two kinds of users in YesGraph. Those that failed to onboard their team didn’t get their team’s referrals. Those that did, had a much higher volume of quality referrals. Unfortunately not enough people got that deep into the product.

So what went wrong? The core issue is that we asked teams to change the way they behaved, which is a challenge for product adoption. Recruiters want to fastidiously run their process without pushing out too much work to individual team members. This causes friction when trying to get the whole team more involved.

If we could keep access open and also build something new, we would. But we can’t risk our new direction with divided resources. In addition, it wouldn’t be fair to not support our current users with bug fixes and new features. So we’re going to allow 30 days from today for people to get their data out of YesGraph, and then access will be removed. We’ve removed any subscription paywalls, so everyone should be able to sign in to get access to all their data.

The best way to extract data from YesGraph is through the CSV export on each job page:


What’s coming next

We’re hard at working building a new service, but it isn’t about recruiting. It is a definitive continuation of our mission to connect people and companies with social data. If you want to learn more, subscribe to our mailing list here. 

We’re building something to help companies with growth. This is something I’ve been obsessed with over the last few years, so applying everything we’ve learned about social graph analysis to help other companies is really exciting. I’ll send out an update exclusively to that list within a few days. You’ll also find updates on AngelList here.

We hope to make this transition as easy as possible. Thanks for your feedback and help in building this together. We hope you’ll stick around to see what is coming next.


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