Skills intelligence platform Glider AI has raised $10 million in Series A funding in a round led by Primera Capital, according to a company statement.
The company offers hiring solutions, including screening, assessments, video interviews and upskilling software, to scale hiring for organizations. It will use the funds to expand its contingent programs and permanent hiring, further develop its proprietary technology and grow its global team.
Satish Kumar founded Glider AI in 2020 with the aim of making hiring fairer and creating accessible opportunities for all. Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and candidates with accommodation needs is central to its stated purpose.
The company says its customers benefit from a comprehensive industry recruiting solution, bringing skill intelligence across multiple channels, including screening and live interviews, through the web, phone, WhatsApp or SMS.
It uses AI proctoring (a process to assess a test-taking individual’s behavior, environment and movement) to confirm candidate experience. Customers can also configure Glider AI to meet quality benchmark requirements, customize assessments to match their technology and “throttle the level of AI-proctoring and anti-plagiarism controls.”
Its solution uses over 250,000 questions, more than 35 interactive question types and over 500 competencies for technological and non-technical functional roles to identify employee skill gaps and support reskilling and upskilling initiatives. Glier AI says the most common use for its platform is skill evaluation with hands-on tasks that replicate real-world scenarios, allowing candidates to showcase their skills at a deeper level.
“Companies realize employee skills are central to their business strategy, not just hiring,” said Glider AI founder and former COO Kumar. “The need to validate candidate skill and integrity is more critical than ever in a remote-friendly and hybrid world. Glider AI’s skill intelligence platform serves the market need to confirm job readiness and employee potential.”
Glider AI’s customers include global companies such as Intuit, PwC, Applied Materials and Carmax and staffing firms that want to transform recruitment policies from credentials-first recruiting towards skills-based hiring, it says. The company claims that its customers see placement rates improve threefold, experience a 50% reduction in time to fill vacancies and a 67% improvement in candidate pipeline quality.