Founded by Vipul Sharma and Shikhar Mishra in December 2013 and featured on the White List in May 2014, Simppler was one of the first startups to make the White List.
At his previous role as Director of Engineering at Eventbrite, Vipul was responsible for building and growing the team in a typically competitive Silicon Valley hiring environment. Having relied on employee referral programs to organically grow, they found that these employees were happier, closer in culture, and more productive. While it was obvious that employee referral programs worked, they found that there was a significant lack of innovation in the field.
Simppler attempts to remove the friction around employee referral programs. The chore-like process of manually searching through and managing contacts is a hallmark of traditional referral programs. Similarly, quality of referrals is a major problem for programs that reward solely on bonuses. Simppler set out to be different, building their product on top of a deep data science platform, and focusing on engagement to retain the mindshare of the existing employees who they rely on for referrals in the first place.
The platform understands taxonomy and vocabulary of skills and job functions, as well as analyzing the unique characteristics of hiring patterns at each company. This allows Simppler to recommend the most relevant candidates, and give recruiters insights to make smarter hiring decisions.
With customers like NerdWallet, Vungle, and Index signed up Simppler has a lot to be excited about.