We’re Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company
We help companies hire top engineering talent by improving the quality, efficiency, and equity of their technical hiring process.
When every interview is predictive, fair and enjoyable, we can work together to unlock opportunity — for everyone.
How it all started
Mo Bhende and Jeffrey Spector connected on the shared commitment to unlocking opportunity in a world where access to career growth is often limited to where a person went to school, who their friends and family are, or their past work experience.
While leading global strategy within XBOX at Microsoft, Mo needed to hire 300 software developers as fast as he could. He learned quickly that the traditional approach to technical interviewing no longer worked. There had to be a better way.
Meanwhile, as Chief of Staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Jeffrey had been researching and addressing economic disparity. Through his work with job seekers, it became clear that the interviewing and hiring process often felt uncomfortable and unfair. He became focused on ways to reduce bias and create greater opportunities for job seekers.
The two friends realized they were thinking about different facets of the same fundamental problems: Through their own experiences and research, they came to recognize that improving the interviewing and hiring process for software engineers, in particular, would connect millions to opportunities and power economic growth. The technical interview itself must be re-engineered. In 2014, they came together to create Karat.
Our core principles
We set ambitious goals and make decisions that advance our collective purpose and mission.
We listen to our customers and continuously learn.
We engage with Karateers as both human beings and as partners.
We give and openly receive the gift of feedback.
We invest in our relationships for the long term.
We aim to build where everyone has access to opportunity.
Meet the team
Board of Directors