About Us2019-03-14T11:18:12+00:00

We’re building a category-defining marketplace for the industrial sector.

Our Mission

American industrial companies are being transformed by technology and Industry 4.0. More than 1.3 million manufacturing jobs have been added since the end of the recession. The resurgence of jobs has brought on a workforce crisis as companies struggle to fill roles. More than 2.4 million jobs are expected to go unfilled.

ECONOMIC MULTIPLIER

1.89x

For every $1 spent on manufacturing, $1.89 is added to the economy – the highest multiplier of any economic sector.

NEW JOBS

3.5m

Over the next decade, industrial companies will need an additional 3.5 million people to fill manufacturing jobs.

AVERAGE COMPENSATION

$100,060

The average annual compensation for workers at manufacturing companies in the state of California is $100,060.

Kim Taylor CEO Cluster

FOUNDER & CEO

Kim Taylor

About our founder

Kim Taylor is an edtech entrepreneur with a family history in advanced manufacturing. She has been featured as a workforce and higher education expert on CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Cluster is Kim’s second venture-backed company. Previously, she was the CEO and founder of an online recruitment company that was acquired by publishing giant (NYSE: JW.A) in 2016 and funded by Mark Cuban & Microsoft.

Curious.

We’re continuous learners. If we don’t know, we don’t assume. If we do, then we assume we might not know everything.

Problem solvers.

We don’t let obstacles get in the way of progress. If there’s a problem, we find a solution. 

Speed.

We operate with a sense of urgency and seek to accomplish things every day. We keep our timelines in days not weeks.

Integrity.

We value that extra bit of thoughtfulness that goes into our work, because it’s the little things that set us apart.

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