CityBiz: AboveBoard Closes $3M Seed Funding

AboveBoard, a NYC-based talent marketplace for senior executives, raised $3m in seed funding.

Backers included Angeles Investors, Commune Angels, Jennifer Ceran, formerly of Smartsheet, Jonathan Mildenhall of TwentyFirstCenturyBrands and formerly of Airbnb, Nick Caldwell of Twitter, Bonita Stewart of Google, Farah Ali of Electronic Arts, Amy Chang, and the company’s founding partner True Search.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

Led by Lucinda Duncalfe, founder and CEO, AboveBoard is an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of Black, LatinX and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level. The company launched in October 2020 and over 6,000 executives and 400 companies are already using the platform.

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About AboveBoard

AboveBoard is an inclusive platform for executive hiring that is driving change from the top. We are revolutionizing how companies recruit and hire executives and board members by offering faster, cost-effective alternatives to traditional retained executive search that also expand opportunities for women, Black, Latinx, and executives from other underrepresented groups. Over 500 senior-level opportunities are already listed on AboveBoard. To learn more, visit

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