Our mission is to unlock the world's talent by putting people in jobs that make them happy and successful

2019

founded

20+

employees

Los Angeles

HQ

Our story

WhoCo was founded in 2019 by Amit Kapur, Tim Armstrong, Karl Rinderknecht and Chris Bissell: four entrepreneurs who spent their careers building world class teams at Google, Amazon, AOL, and Verizon; and launching successful startups like MySpace (acquired by News Corp), Gravity (acquired by AOL), and Patch (acquired by AOL). Along the way, hiring was never easy, frequently frustrating, and mostly broken.

WhoCo is here to fix hiring. We've leveraged our combined experience to create a modern hiring platform that managers and candidates love to use. We leveled up the practices we learned at Google, Amazon, and beyond and supercharged hiring with data and modern HR science.

The teams our leaders built helped make these organizations what they are today

Our advisors

World-renowned experts in talent, human resources, management, and data science.

Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky is Professor of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He was the recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, is the co-author of the widely-used textbook "Speech and Language Processing", and co-created one of the first massively open online courses, Stanford's course in Natural Language Processing.

Edith Cooper

Edith Cooper is one of the nation's leading Black business executives, having spent 30 years on Wall Street. She is the co-founder of Medley and sits on the board of Slack and Etsy. Previously, Edith was a Partner, Executive Vice President, and the Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs.

Peter Capelli

Peter is a Professor of Management at The Wharton School. He was named by HR Magazine as one of the top five influential thinkers in management, was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, and is the author of "Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs", which identifies shortfalls in current hiring practices.

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