Meet Shift’s Partner Network

Our Partners are leaders in American commercial and defense innovation. They believe that military talent past and present are critical to accomplishing their missions.
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What they’re building & who they need
Shift's partners know military service imbues a passion towards life-long learning, a deep resilience that gives strength no matter what challenges arise, and diversity of thought to solve complex problems holistically with people from all over America and the world.

The partners listed below work with Shift to save valuable recruiter time, to empower current veteran teammates with access to our Talent Tool and continued career advancement, and to develop authentic connections with the military community. 
Key Insights
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Exciting Startups
Many of our partners didn’t exist 10 years ago, but they’re experiencing rapid growth and it’s “all hands on deck” to accomplish the mission. Larger companies recruit veterans into narrowly-defined roles, startups need people who can wear multiple hats in early days.
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Scaling SkillBridge
With 800+ military bases in 70+ countries, our partners work with us to streamline administration and consistently recruit motivated SkillBridge participants. Even better: Shift SkillBridge placements stay 2x longer at their first company than typical transitioning military.
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Venture Capital
Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed, Lux Capital, NEA and 30+ more leading VCs host Defense Ventures Fellows, highlight Shift to their investment portfolio companies who want to hire veterans, or both. We’ve developed the most significant bridge between venture capital and military service.
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Defense Innovation
The future of defense tech is public-private partnerships. And to succeed, these partnerships require a force of technically proficient military members who can fully leverage the innovation of America's commercial sector. Defense Ventures Fellows are bringing the DoD into the 21st Century.
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Remote Work
More than 50% of our partners foresee ongoing openness to working from anywhere. The world of work is changing and being remote-friendly allows our partners to build the most talented talented teams that reflect the rich diversity of the customers they serve.
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Global Expansion
“Overseas Travel Required” scares away many traditional jobseekers, but not veterans. Our partners understand that veterans thrive in ambiguous environments and entrust them with important relationships. We’re actively growing our partnerships with companies prioritizing global expansion.
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