We believe that identifying and sourcing the best talent is a critical function, and its difficulty is often underestimated. We understand that human connection is key and that AI can’t replace your role in sourcing. At SeekOut our mission is to build innovative tools that make you more efficient, more effective, and more successful.
Our vision is to provide tools that lead the market in these areas:
We built SeekOut after feeling the pain of trying to hire passive candidates in a competitive market. After experiencing the clunky tools, expensive licenses and terrible response rates, we knew we could do better. Our background working in search, messaging, machine learning/AI and natural language processing gives us a unique perspective in the space. SeekOut was built for sourcers, not to replace them, and we’re confident you’ll find it the most recruiter-friendly tool on the market.
Anoop co-founded SeekOut after a 20-year career at Microsoft which started with the acquisition of his first startup, VXtreme, in 1997. During his tenure, Anoop started and was the Corporate Vice-President of the multi-billion dollar Unified Communications group in addition to serving as Technical Assistant to Bill Gates and earning the title of Distinguished Scientist in Microsoft Research.
Anoop taught at Stanford University after earning his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Aravind co-founded SeekOut after leaving his role as Partner Engineering Manager at Microsoft. He was a key engineering and technology driver behind Bing Search, Ad Relevance, and Search Personalization.
Aravind also has extensive experience with Natural Language technologies, NUI interfaces and Office-apps deep internals during his 16-year career at Microsoft.
John has spent his career building services that use Search, Natural Language, and innovative UX to addressing challenges in business software, consumer products, and global health. Along the way, he learned that a few key hires mean the difference between success and failure.
With SeekOut, John gets to help leading companies increase their odds of success by finding the perfect candidates. He gets to apply his skills to the deeply technical information retrieval challenges of sourcing. And he gets to work with the great team at SeekOut.
Vikas joined SeekOut from 101 Apps, which he founded, where he built a handful of highly successful apps and games on Facebook, iPhone and Android platforms. He has worked as a software engineer and architect for over 20 years across a number of segments.
When Vikas is not building software, you can probably find him on the golf course working on his short game, which he takes as seriously as fixing bugs. He recently won Player of the Year for the Seattle AM tour and came 4th nationally at the Golf Channel AM Tour National Championship.