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There's a US$2.4 million AI startup to match you with the right (tech) job

By Michael Low & Liu Hongzuo - on 28 Aug 2017, 3:30pm

There's a US$2.4 million AI startup to match you with the right (tech) job

Two ex-Google employees are using artificial intelligence to help job seekers within the tech industry find their dream role.

Leap.ai, an AI-based startup by co-founders Richard Liu (CEO) and Yunkai Zhou (CTO), launched last week with US$2.4 million (~RM10.24 million) in seed money. To use this service, job seekers can sign up with Leap.ai over at their official website to create a job-seeking profile within the AI’s system. The profile will contain a self-assessment done by the user, and it will match the user to a company with aligning criteria. Leap.ai’s clientele includes the likes of Dropbox, Uber, and Zoom, with up to 50 different firms in its database.

The tech firms are only charged after they successfully hire a candidate through the Leap.ai platform, and the fees are calculated based on the hiree’s first-year salary.

While it’s a recent addition to the tech field, Leap.ai was founded 18 months ago. It currently has 10 employees. You can check out Leap.ai here.

Source: Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat.