Y Combinator alumni Humanly is successfully screening talent at scale with AI

February 25, 2020
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For many, automation brings the fear of replacement - specifically, of humans in certain jobs. But Humanly hopes to leverage this tech differently: helping humans and companies find the right fit for their jobs.

The Seattle startup is gaining traction with its artificial intelligence-powered platform that screens job candidates, schedules interviews, and runs reference checks. Companies including Farmers Insurance and fellow Seattle startup Armoire are using the software, which aims to reduce the time it takes to find talent and provide a better experience for potential new employees.

Humanly is led by co-founder and CEO Prem Kumar, a former Microsoft employee who helped launch the startup in August 2018. He met his co-founder Andrew Gardner while they worked at Seattle employee engagement startup TINYpulse. Prem then rounded out the founding team with the “best developer I knew,” recruiting Bryan Leptich as CTO.

The founders are currently part of the Winter 2020 class at Y Combinator, the esteemed Silicon Valley startup accelerator.

Humanly says its technology can save hiring managers 60 or more hours per open role, on average, and also reduce bias early in the hiring process. The company focuses on positions that have high resume volume and turnover, such as customer success or sales roles.

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February 25, 2020

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