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We’ve acquired Searchlight to transform organizations through AI

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  1. AI technology
  2. A shared mission

We’ve acquired Searchlight!

Searchlight(opens new window) is a talent intelligence platform that uses AI to help companies close their skills gaps.

It was founded in 2018 by Anna and Kerry Wang. As twin sisters who not only look similar in person but also on paper with experiences at Stanford, Google, and McKinsey, they were motivated to create a world where people are understood for their unique skills and matched to the right companies. The Stanford graduates started their journey with Y Combinator, and have since been recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 and raised funding from venture capital funds Founders Fund and Accel.

AI technology

What first drew us to Searchlight was the proprietary AI technology they’d developed to assess both the skills that individuals have, and the skills that companies need.

We know, from working with more than 1,000 organizations globally, that leaders want to maximise the benefits that technology can bring to their teams. We’ve been working to help them bridge the gap between the digital transformation they want to see, and the essential skills required to unlock it.

The technology that Searchlight brings will enable us to turbo-charge our ability to bring digital transformation to even more companies, of all sizes: giving people the right skills to be successful in their careers, and deliver value to their organizations.

They’ll also bring an exceptionally talented team, who we can’t wait to start working with!

A shared mission

Co-founders of Searchlight, Anna and Kerry Wang

Co-Founder and CEO of Searchlight, Kerry Wang, said: “We founded Searchlight to help companies build winning teams equitably and help individuals land meaningful work. From the moment I met the Multiverse team, it was clear that we share complementary goals and have been solving similar problems. By joining forces we can apply Searchlight’s tech and expertise at scale with some of the world’s largest companies, effectively becoming the workforce development platform of the future.”

Co-Founder and CTO of Searchlight, Anna Wang, said: “Over the past six years, Searchlight has built custom data pipelines and proprietary, ethical AI models that understand talent holistically and predict the skills necessary for business success. Merging Searchlight’s existing AI and skills expertise with Multiverse’s rich data offers an unparalleled opportunity: together we will become the leader in leveraging AI for skills development.”

Founder and CEO of Multiverse, Euan Blair, said: “After meeting Anna and Kerry and digging into the Searchlight product, I was really excited at how they were using AI to spot patterns and identify skilling solutions both within and outside of the workforce. Most companies are on a journey of tech transformation and they want to do it in a way that is both equitable and effective. What often holds them back is the gap between the transformation they want to see, and the skills that will unlock it.

“Searchlight’s AI, platform, and exceptional talent will allow us to better diagnose the skills needed within companies and deliver impactful solutions. Combining our scale and world-class learning with Searchlight’s technology and team will ensure even more companies and individuals benefit.”

Team Multiverse

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