02 Nov Coding Success: Why tech giants rely on this Bangalore startup to recruit coders
As the global tech industry is going through a metamorphosis with a high demand for new skillsets, recruiters are adjusting their hiring model.
HackerRank, a Bangalore-based startup seeded by YCombinator, has been quietly helping the tech giants do just that.
Corporate giants such as VMware, Microsoft, Adobe, Snapchat, VMware, Quora, Evernote and unicorns such as Flipkart, are taking advantage of such HackerRank’s platform to hire coders.
“Initially, we started as a platform to help candidates prepare through mock tests. Then we moved on to an assessment platform, where candidates can code to quantify if the codes are correct, whether they match the benchmark of a company’s hiring standards,” HackerRank co-founder Harishankaran Karunanidhi said.
Founded in 2009, the company has raised USD 19 million so far, from investors such as Khosla Ventures, Recruit Holdings, Y Combinator and others.
The startup was incubated by YCombinator in 2011. It creates coding challenges to evaluate and rate a programmer’s skills for the recruiters to shortlist.