Former Jobvite CEO, Dan Finnigan, Joins Filtered & Lands $10 Million in Financing to Build the Essential Enterprise Platform for Post-pandemic Hiring

Filtered automates technical interviews and reduces bias to dramatically speed hiring, deliver the highest quality matches and accelerate digital transformation initiatives

Filtered announced that Dan Finnigan will join the company as the Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced $10 million in financing led by AI Fund, Silicon Valley Data Capital and TDF Ventures.

Filtered is the first and only automated technical interview platform to enable the world’s largest companies to effectively hire technical talent from a complex, virtual, and global talent pool. In minutes, Filtered evaluates a candidate’s fit for the job, team, and company through capabilities-based hiring. Filtered automates applications, screening calls, and coding interviews, allowing companies to hire top talent faster across AI, data science, computer science, full-stack development, blockchain, and DevOps.

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The digital transformation imperative, accelerated by the pandemic, turned every company into a technology company. While companies now have access to a global talent pool, their processes for engaging, interviewing and evaluating technical talent are costly and ineffective. As hiring managers and talent acquisition teams work in overdrive, they’re facing inordinate challenges keeping up. Filtered is addressing this issue head on, automating interviews and technical skills evaluation to securely and rapidly hire the most sought after talent.

“The concept of skills-based hiring is not new, but today it matters more than ever. As companies hire from around the globe they need to embrace a new standard for technical interviews that evaluates what candidates can actually do, instead of relying on biased algorithms, where an individual went to school, or their employer history,” said Dan Finnigan, CEO of Filtered. “When I saw Filtered’s approach and dynamic platform, I knew that our founders, Paul Bilodeau and Oliver Weng, had created a new way for even the largest companies to efficiently screen, interview and assess engineers and data scientists anywhere at scale worldwide. Filtered will fundamentally change how companies interview and hire.”

Founded in 2018, Filtered was built to replace a candidate’s first online application and phone screen as well as the initial skills, coding and culture interviews, effectively streamlining the entire interview process. In the last year, the company has seen significant growth, increasing customer sign-ups by 80 percent. Fortune 500 companies, such as Cigna, Enterprise Holdings and The Federal Reserve Bank, already use Filtered. On average, customers have decreased time-to-fill a role by 3x and boosted their interview-to-hire ratio from 17 to 58 percent.

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“Remote work is opening up new opportunities for software engineers across the globe, while creating more pressure on companies that are now competing globally for talent. Employers need better tools to identify emerging top talent, and Filtered offers a great solution,” said Andrew Ng, Managing General Partner at the AI Fund. “The company has built a world-class technical interview platform that makes it easy for hiring managers to get a holistic view of candidates and for companies to build a better, more diverse recruiting engine.”

Dan Finnigan, who held CEO roles at Yahoo!, HotJobs, and Jobvite is a leader in the recruitment technology space. Over the last 25 years, Dan has built fast growing companies and delivered unprecedented value to their customers. As a part of this role as CEO of Filtered, Dan will usher Filtered into its next phase of growth.

“Filtered targets the overwhelming task of not just screening, but actually conducting interviews reliably and thoroughly assessing a candidate’s fit while speeding up response times for applicants and hiring managers,” said Usama Fayyad, Executive Director of the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University and Chairman at Open Insights. “Leveraging AI to accelerate interviewing, matching, and progressing to a job offer is the holy grail in a super-competitive talent recruiting market.”

A leading figure in the data science community, Fayyad will join Filtered’s Board of Directors, bringing his AI and data expertise as the world’s first Chief Data Officer at Yahoo! and Global Chief Data Officer at Barclays Bank.

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