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Prem Kumar (Humanly.io CEO) on fundraising during COVID, standing out with honesty, culture as a product

Episode Summary

Humanly.io raised money during COVID and graduated Y Combinator from Seattle. Both uncommon. They are tackling the resuming screening problem -- including unconscious bias that blocks diversity. Prem Kumar, co-founder & CEO, goes behind the scenes on fundraising, culture, and distilling his product vision.

Episode Notes

On this episode of The Built in Seattle Podcast, I talked with Prem Kumar, co-founder and CEO at Humanly (humanly.io).

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Guest Bio:

Prem Kumar is CEO and co-founder of Humanly, an AI platform that screens and schedules job candidates for companies with high applicant volume. Previously to that, Prem led the product management and design teams at TINYpulse, an employee engagement company that empowers organizations to build world-class cultures with real-time people data. Prior to TINYpulse, Prem spent 10 years at Microsoft working in a variety of product capacities including within Microsoft's HR technology department.

In addition to his day job, Prem loves sharing his ideas through writing, as a member of the Forbes Business Council, representing the US as a Peter Drucker Essay Challenge winner in 2013, as well as receiving two “Best of ThinkWeek” awards for white papers aimed at breaking down cultural barriers at Microsoft. 

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