CodeFights, an online coding game launched in 2014, offers a free platform to programmers to brush up their coding skills, and in the process get noticed by Silicon Valley biggies like Uber and Dropbox. Currently, the platform has a user-base of 500,000 players, who take on different coding challenges every day, and the best get the opportunity to network with as many as 20 prospective employers.
Startup founder and C.E.O., Tigran Sloyan, says some 200 firms now use his platform to source new recruits because the talent available here is already screened for their technical skills, writes CNN.
The San Francisco-based company generates revenue by charging the firms that hire a new employee through the platform, notes IndianWeb2. The startup’s growth trajectory has impressed the investors, who recently pumped in $10 million to fuel its expansion. Microsoft’s former head of corporate strategy Charlie Songhurst will soon be joining the company’s board of director.