I’m Anna Wang, the co-founder and CTO of Searchlight. We graduated from YC’s W19 batch and raised our Series A from Founders Fund and Accel. Fun fact: my co-founder Kerry is also my twin sister!
My focus at Searchlight is leading our product, engineering, data science, and design teams. Our software collects and connects data from candidate assessments, reference checks, and post-hire outcomes.
We are passionate about solving a really hard technology problem: creating an structured, objective standard for understanding people holistically and offering these insights in an actionable way. We know that understanding a person’s culture preferences, unique strengths, and motivations to a company and job is more predictive of employee success than just assessing technical skills. We build software to help companies like Coinbase, Zapier, and Udemy tap into these insights to make higher quality, more efficient hiring decisions.
Before Searchlight, I wore a few different hats and experienced life in software engineering at Uber, product management at Google, and management consulting at McKinsey.
I grew up outside of Los Angeles, California in a first-generation Chinese-American family. My parents are both scientists, and seeing them take such pride in their work helped me understand at an early age how important it is to find a professional career that connects to our purpose and passions.
Ask me anything, and yes, we’re hiring!