Connecting the candidate & employee experience

Twins Anna and Kerry Wang cofounded 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.

Anna Wang & Kerry Wang, co-founders

Our Values

These values guide how we hire, onboard, and promote our amazing teammates!

Have Heart 💗

How we interact with each other and external stakeholders

Own Our Destiny 🥟

What accountability and ownership looks like

Make it Great 💎

How we define "quality"

Turn Pennies into Hours 🪙

How we expect ourselves to make decisions around resourcing

Real-world impact

Creating a more equitable world where more people can thrive at work, businesses are successful to drive the economy forward, and families have upward economic opportunity.

We make hiring 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.