Startup Spotlight: TalentSonar promotes diversity in tech with ‘blind resume review’ software

TalentSonar co-founders Alvin Loh and Hui Dai. Women and minorities are historically underrepresented in the tech industry and companies often struggle to fix the diversity issue. Now one Seattle startup wants to help remove any unconscious bias that may influence a hiring decision. TalentSonar‘s software removes names, contact information, and other identifying features from resumes so that hiring managers can focus on skills and experience. “We think that if we can apply our deep security and machine learning backgrounds to helping companies hire diverse people, we will be able to improve society as a whole,” said TalentSonar CEO Alvin Loh. Loh, a former Microsoft program manager, founded TalentSonar with Hui Dai, who worked as an engineer for both Microsoft and Amazon. We caught up with Loh for this Startup Spotlight, a regular…


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