Glider AI, a California-based hiring solutions provider with skills assessment at the cornerstone of its platform, announced that it has raised $10 million in its Series A round led by Primera Capital and other industry leaders.
According to the company’s statement, it intends to use the fresh capital to continue its expansion in contingent programs and permanent hiring, furthering the development of proprietary technology and growing its global team.
Founded by Satish Kumar in 2020, Glider AI offers hiring solutions, including screening, assessments, video interviews and upskilling software, to scale hiring for organizations. The platform aims to make hiring fairer and create accessible opportunities for all. Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and candidates with accommodation needs is central to its stated purpose. It claims its customers benefit from a comprehensive industry recruiting solution, bringing skill intelligence across multiple channels, including screening and live interviews, through the web, phone, WhatsApp or SMS.
The company uses AI proctoring (a process to assess a test-taking individual’s behaviour, environment and movement) to confirm candidate experience. Customers can also configure Glider AI to meet quality benchmark requirements, customize assessments to match their technology and “throttle the level of AI-proctoring and anti-plagiarism controls.”
Speaking about the company, Founder of Glider AI, Satish Kumar, said:
Companies realize employee skills are central to their business strategy, not just hiring. The need to validate candidate skill and integrity is more critical than ever in a remote-friendly and hybrid world. Glider AI’s Skill Intelligence Platform serves the market need to confirm job readiness and employee potential. I’m grateful to our customers and investors for believing in Glider AI’s mission.
The startup claims that it boasts over 250,000 questions, 35+ interactive question types, and 500+ competencies for technology and non-tech functional roles; the solution can identify employee skill gaps, supporting reskilling and upskilling initiatives. It also said that the most common use case of its skill evaluation with hands-on tasks replicating real-world scenarios allows candidates to showcase their skills at a deeper level. It also serves a customer base of global enterprises and leading staffing firms, including international brands like Intuit, PwC, Applied Materials, Carmax, and FINRA.
Former CEO of Vodafone and Glider AI advisor & investor Arun Sarin added:
We always say people are your competitive advantage; Glider AI makes it a reality by evaluating talent skill at scale without bias, ensuring employees you have are the best and most deserving of the opportunity.
Ori Sasson, General Partner of Primera Capital, commented:
Hiring skilled talent remains competitive despite economic uncertainty and is a top priority for Glider AI customers. It underscores this customer notion and the latest BLS data. Demand for quality talent remains high, and this will not change. Talent quality is a dynamic that makes Glider AI critical whether the economy is slow or growing. Glider is the best solution for companies to build their dream team. It removes the clutter in hiring decisions, and top candidates win, always.