San Francisco-based Mercor has raised $3.6 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst, with participation from industry leaders like Scott Sandell. The company’s fully automated platform utilizes AI to assess and match talent with companies, offering a groundbreaking approach to the hiring process.
Founded in January 2023 by Brendan Foody, Adarsh Hiremath, and Surya Midha, Mercor has developed an AI vetting infrastructure that elevates the scrutiny applied to potential hires. Their AI interviewer engages in real-time conversations, delving into a candidate’s background, including past employers and notable projects.
The platform’s crawlers automatically gather data from various sources, creating a comprehensive profile for each applicant. This enables Mercor to navigate through millions of profiles, conduct thousands of interviews, and pinpoint the ideal candidates for specific roles.
Before securing external funding, Mercor successfully bootstrapped the business, achieving seven figures in annual recurring revenue. With a talent pool of 100,000 users across 25 countries, the company is well-positioned for expansion.
The vision behind Mercor is to simplify and expedite the hiring process, making it meritocratic. The platform’s user-friendly interface allows companies to find candidates swiftly by providing natural language descriptions. For example, a query for “a full-time Python developer with computer vision experience” yields immediate results from deep semantic searches across resumes, personal portfolios, social media, and AI interview transcripts.
Mercor’s commitment to revolutionizing hiring aims to create a global matchmaking platform, connecting individuals with roles that align seamlessly with their skills and expertise.
For more details, check out mercor.com.