About Us

Get to know what makes Searchlight special

Anna Wang & Kerry Wang, Co-founders

Our Story

Twins Anna and Kerry Wang decided to create Searchlight after they graduated from Stanford with BS and MS degrees in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence. They had accidentally ended up with the same resumes – same schools, same companies. During their own job searches, they saw how organizations struggled to evaluate their unique competencies, working styles, and strengths.


They believed that if they solved this talent data problem, it would not only help candidates land in the right role for them, but that it would also be game-changing for companies needing to build diverse, winning teams. They started their journey with Y Combinator and have since been recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 and the Future of Talent Acquisition Advisory Council.

About Us

We make hiring a win-win for everyone

We strive to instill confidence in making sound talent decisions because that’s what both organizations and candidates deserve. 

Our vision is a world where people feel more connected to their work, purpose, and passions. To help companies do this, we build talent software to understand people more holistically with data.

Our Values

Invest in others

We co-create a safe space where we can all collaborate, belong, and thrive.

Seek, give, and apply constructive feedback

We challenge ourselves and each other to be better. 

Play bigger

We set ambitious goals; we take risks, move fast, and foster playful creativity to achieve them. 

Delight customers

We polish all touchpoints and go the extra mile to help our customers win. 

Be an owner

We take 100% ownership of our work and 100% accountability for our actions.

Have passion for
your craft

We love what we do.

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Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Belonging.

We believe building a diverse and inclusive culture is vital for employees and organizations. We’re advocates, allies and innovators who are hard at work creating software that break down barriers and levels the playing field.

Explore our office where we don't just work, we work to build community

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Making a Real-World Impact

We asked Searchlighters: What is it about our mission, “Make hiring a win-win for everyone” that attracted you to Searchlight?”

Read Our Blog

Our blog, Searchlight Signals will show you how a data-driven, predictive approach can accelerate your hiring process without giving up quality.

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