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Serena Williams teams up with Karat to double the number of Black Software Engineers in the U.S. image

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(Seattle, WA — April 19, 2022) – Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, today announced a strategic investment from Serena Williams to significantly scale Brilliant Black Minds, a program that improves access and inclusion across the technology industry. By opening the program to all current and aspiring Black software engineers and serving as Karat’s “Champion of […]

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Last week, Karat had the opportunity to bring our Real Talk: Diversity in Tech series to SXSW in Austin, Texas with a twist. Karat Co-founder and President Jeffrey Spector joined Head of DEI Portia Kibble Smith alongside Zillows Head of Tech Recruiting Roz Francuz-Harris and Redfin Recruiting Manager Rafael Williams to discuss the current state […]

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

Inside Karat


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 […]

Karat Expands Leadership team to Accelerate the Interviewing Cloud image

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SEATTLE–Karat, the world leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud, today announced the addition of Erez Yarkoni, Executive Vice President of Revenue and Customer Operations, and Lily Thill, Vice President of People and Talent, to the company’s leadership team. Yarkoni’s prior roles as VP of worldwide sales at Check Point Software, CIO […]

Interviewing Cloud is the future of technical hiring image

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In the race to hire software engineers, companies invest $60 billion of engineering time each year conducting interviews. Unfortunately, despite that significant investment, every engineering leader we speak with shares that they are not able to interview and hire at the scale and speed required to compete for top talent. Most organizations aren’t able to […]

Press Release: New research from Karat and Howard University sheds light on access challenges facing Black software engineers image

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SEATTLE AND WASHINGTON D.C., – Sept. 16, 2021 – Karat, the world’s leader in technical interviewing, today released new research in partnership with faculty from Howard University exploring key factors that can help more Black software engineers enter the tech industry and excel in their careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black […]

Real Talk: Diversity in Tech – Pride Edition image

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Last week, we had the chance to celebrate Pride month by listening and learning from three outstanding leaders across the tech industry: Roz Francuz Harris; Director of Technology Recruiting at Zillow, Rafael Williams; Manager of Emerging Talent & Inclusive programs at Redfin and Cha-Cha Figueroa; Chief of Staff for Gusto’s Employee Engagement Team. The themes […]

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News & Events


Happy Pride Month! This June marks the 51st anniversary of the Pride parade that took place in 1970. In celebration, Karat is hosting a special episode of Real Talk: Diversity in Tech, dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating the culture & also supporting and acknowledging LGBTQ+ rights and experiences across the tech industry. Since 2017, […]

Karat Names Twitch COO, Sara Clemens, to Board and Adds Rachael Granby as VP of Interview Delivery to Accelerate Expansion of the World’s Largest Technical Interviewing Solution image

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SEATTLE, June 8, 2021 – Karat, the world’s leader in technical interviewing, today appointed Twitch COO, Sara Clemens to its board, and expanded its leadership team with the addition of Rachael Granby as Vice President of Interview Delivery. As the demand for technology talent continues to intensify, hiring software engineers is a business imperative. Karat […]

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