The company plans to use the additional capital to continue developing its platform, refine its automated monitoring, matching, and management tools, and increase headcount in the organization's engineering, sales, and marketing departments
FREMONT, CA: Turing, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of an automated platform that allows companies to hire software engineers, closed $14m in seed funding.
The round was led by Foundation Capital and including a number of high-profile investors, including Adam D'Angelo, Facebook's first CTO & CEO of Quora, Gokul Rajaram, Cyan Banister, Beerud Sheth, founder of Upwork, and Jeff Morris Jr., and executives from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Amazon.
The company plans to use the additional capital to continue developing its platform, refine its automated monitoring, matching, and management tools, and increase headcount in the organization's engineering, sales, and marketing departments.
Led by Jonathan Siddharth, CEO, and Vijay Krishnan, CTO, Turing taps into a global pool of developers to enabled companies to hire in markets such as San Francisco and New York, utilizing a combination of artificial intelligence and data science as part of its vetting, sourcing, and management tools.
Turing gives customers a two-week trial period to ensure an engineering match is successful. The platform provides tools that allow effective management of remote teams to maximize efficiency and integration with existing team members.
Customers span a wide range of startups and Fortune 1,000 companies, including VillageMD, Lambda School, Ohi Technologies, and Nexus Events. The platform currently has 160,000 developers from 140 countries signed up on its platform.
"Turing was able to raise such an impressive seed funding round because more and more companies have now shifted to being remote-first. COVID has accelerated a shift to remote work that was already underway for a few years. Fast scaling tech companies need Silicon Valley caliber remote talent, and they needed it yesterday. Hiring and retaining high-quality engineers in the Bay Area is costly, and it takes a long time to find the perfect developer who's the right fit. For high growth startups & tech unicorns, not having the right developers at the right time can be the difference between monumental success or missing a market window. We built Turing to solve that," stated Jonathan Siddharth, co-founder, and CEO of Turing. "Turing's vetting is extremely rigorous and designed by engineering leaders from Facebook, Google, and other top tech firms. We built an automated vetting engine to evaluate developers for various job types, technologies, and seniority levels. By offering Silicon Valley-caliber talent to companies in markets where they are struggling to hire qualified software engineers, we are removing a major obstacle for companies looking to move fast and scale their business."