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From Founding to Funding: The CTO Journey of an Interview Engineer image

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At Karat, our enduring commitment to our purpose to unlock opportunity is the driving force behind everything we do. A vital part of that purpose is the invaluable contribution of our Interview Engineers, who conduct technical interviews with software engineers worldwide. They not only enhance outcomes for our clients and candidates. They also create pathways […]

MLK Day Q&A with Crystal Moore image

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Last year, Karat hired Crystal Moore to run Brilliant Black Minds, Karat’s initiative to help double the number of Black engineers in tech. Martin Luther King Jr. has come up more than once in my conversations with Crystal, and I thought sending her a few questions about what the means for her and her work […]

Black Brilliance shined throughout AfroTech 2022 in Austin, Texas image

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The Karat team traveled to Austin, Texas last week to attend the first AfroTech conference since the pandemic, following two years of virtual events. The conference, hosted by Blavity, Inc, is one of the largest Black professional tech conferences. Over 15,000 Black professionals gathered for five days, to learn, network and discover their next tech […]

Karat expands Brilliant Black Minds partnerships and advisory board, welcoming Anthony D. Mays and Dr. Katherine Picho-Kiroga to diversify the world of tech image

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SEATTLE–Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Brilliant Black Minds program by announcing new industry partners, adding two new advisory board members and hosting a special SXSW edition of Real Talk. Former Google senior software engineer and founder of Morgan Latimer Consulting, Anthony D. Mays, is joining the Brilliant […]

Empowering the future of Black brilliance image

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Why would a successful engineer quit his day time job at Google in the midst of a global pandemic? Simple: to focus on his purpose to serve underrepresented communities in tech. Anthony Mays is no stranger to Karat. He  has been an integral part of Brilliant Black Minds since the launch of the program, joining […]

Meet Marcus Taylor, Karat’s VP of Account Management image

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In this week’s Q&A, Karat’s VP of Account Management, Marcus Taylor, talks about his journey from the football field to the tech industry and reimagining the hiring process to break down systemic barriers. Karat: Marcus, we’re super excited that you’ve joined us at Karat. Can you start by telling us a little about yourself?  Marcus: […]

Celebrating the legacy of Black brilliance image

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We belong because we were already there. When I think of Black brilliance, I remember Alana Ward Robinson, one of the first Black female engineers hired at IBM where I started my own journey in the tech sector. The inroads and impact she made as she stood as one of the few Black women leaders […]

Engineering interns creating a brilliant future image

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This summer, Karat had the incredible opportunity to hire three rising juniors from Howard University as engineering interns: Kuria Edwards, Aster Smith, and Christopher Ong. Kuria and Aster, who joined us at the beginning of June, got their first taste of Karat in the Brilliant Black Minds program, and Christopher has been an intern at […]

A look back at 2020: growth and scale image

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