Gild is changing the way everyone — from startups to Fortune 1000 organizations — finds and evaluates technical talent. Gild scours the web for developers, using predictive technology to automatically evaluate their abilities. That means you not only find candidates — you know who can get the job done. Backed by proprietary data analysis that examines developers’ actual work, Gild’s tech hiring software is used by growing companies to find the developers they need to innovate. Founded in 2011, Gild is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Salt Lake City and Milan.

Watch CEO and Co-Founder Sheeroy Desai talks with with Betty Liu from Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop” about how Gild uses big data to find qualified employees.

The Gild Story: How We Got Here

Gild’s co-founders, Sheeroy Desai and Luca Bonmassar, came together with one common belief: that hiring should be merit-based.

“We wanted to solve a core problem that simply wasn’t being addressed: how to find, hire, and unleash the potential in great talent,” says Sheeroy.

In previous roles, Gild’s co-founders both encountered obstacles when looking to hire developers. “We believe the methods and tools companies use to find talent are fundamentally flawed,” says Sheeroy. “What hadn’t been solved was the problem of determining who is good and how good they are.”

After realizing the tools available at the time were unable to solve this problem, Sheeroy and Luca teamed up to found Gild and build a solution that enabled companies to hire based on merit.

At his previous company, Sheeroy had the Recruiting department reporting to him and found hiring developers to be an extremely inefficient and expensive process. Candidates with stellar resumes filled with well-known school and company names didn’t actually have impressive tech skills. But this was only discovered after wasting time interviewing the wrong candidates. Luca experienced the recruiting problem from a hiring manager’s perspective. When he led a team of developers at his previous company, he was constantly brought in to meet candidates that turned out to be unqualified. As a result, Luca built his own code evaluation technology to help identify skilled developers up-front, and teamed up with Sheeroy to found Gild.

By evaluating developers’ actual work and skills, Gild enables companies to focus on the real indicators of developer talent and hire based on merit. Gild is the only company truly dedicated to helping talent acquisition and engineering teams work together to find tech talent that can get the job done.