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FoundedNovember 2012
FoundersSachin Gupta
Vivek Prakash
San Francisco, California
Number of locations
United States, India, China
  • HackerEarth for Developers
  • HackerEarth Assessments

HackerEarth is an Indian software company headquartered in San Francisco that provides enterprise software that assists organizations with technical hiring.[1] HackerEarth is used by organizations for technical skill assessments and remote video interviewing. In addition, HackerEarth also has built a community of over 4 million developers.[2] In the community, HackerEarth has conducted over 1,000 hackathons and 10,000 programming challenges to date.[citation needed] HackerEarth has raised $11.5 million in funding over three rounds.[3] Currently,[when?] more than 750 customers worldwide use its technical coding assessments platform, including Amazon,[3] Walmart Labs, Thoughtworks, Societe Generale, HP, VMware, DBS, HCL, GE, Wipro, Barclays, Pitney Bowes, Intel, and L&T Infotech.[4][5] HackerEarth is backed by GSF Global and Angelprime.[6]


Early years[edit]

Founded in November 2012 by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee alumni Sachin Gupta and Vivek Prakash,[7] HackerEarth began as MyCareerStack[8] a social interactive platform geared toward technical interviews. Initially, the learning platform was aimed at leveling the playing field for technical interviews for campus students with tutorials on concepts in programming, blogs, interview questions, an online code editor, and a discussion forum.

Later, Sachin and Vivek pivoted the idea to creating an automated technical assessment software product[1] and launched it in February 2013. Two years later, HackerEarth launched its innovation management software and an upgraded version was released in early 2018.[9]

Growth and funding[edit]

The start-up was part of the first batch of GSF Accelerator in 2012,[10] and it later secured $500,000 from early-stage investor Prime Ventures.[11] The Bangalore and California-based company raised $4.5 million in a Series A[12] round funding led by DHI Group Inc. with participation from Prime Ventures and Beenext in February 2017.[4] In December 2018, HackerEarth secured the next round of funding. The Jo Hirao Office led the Series B funding for a total value of $6.5 million.

HackerEarth raised a total of $11,500,000 in funding over three rounds.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in India and China.[citation needed]

Products and services[edit]

HackerEarth Assessments[edit]

HackerEarth Assessments is an ISO certified coding assessment platform[13] that helps organizations hire developers using automated technical coding tests. The proprietary tech assessment platform vets technical talent through skill-based evaluation and analytics.[citation needed]


Facecode is HackerEarth's video interview software for hiring developers.[citation needed]

Remote hiring solutions[edit]

HackerEarth helps organizations remotely source, assess, interview, and hire for developer roles worldwide.[14]


HackerEarth Contests include hackathons, programming challenges and coding competitions for developers and companies.[citation needed]


HackerEarth Practice offers programming tutorials and practice problems for developers on topics such as data structures, algorithms, math, Python, and machine learning.

HackerEarth Student Ambassador[edit]

The HackerEarth University Ambassador Program is a platform for students to run programming clubs in their universities.[15]


  • HackerEarth does not allow the deletion of accounts, it is merely possible to "deactivate" accounts.[16][citation needed]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "An Innovative Platform By The Developers: HackerEarth". Code-brew. Retrieved 15 September 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b Kearl, Mary (19 August 2020). "How a tech recruiting platform used by Amazon and PayPal is tackling bias in the hiring process by eliminating the need for resumes and cover letters". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b Chopra, Ambika (12 April 2017). "HackerEarth Secures $4.5 Mn Funding From DHI Group Inc., Aims To Expand International Footprint". Inc42 Media. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ Rao, Meghna (29 February 2016). "How HackerEarth is opening new doors for millions of coders". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  6. ^ "HackerEarth forays into US, Japan markets". The Economic Times. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Provide direction and goals to your team without micromanaging, and be open to new ideas and approaches," says Vivek Prakash, co-founder of HackerEarth". Economic Times. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  8. ^ Phadnis, Shilpa (29 January 2014). "HackerEarth in finals of global start-up competition". Gadget Now. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.
  9. ^ Koshi, Luke (28 February 2018). "Tech firm HackerEarth launches co-innovation platform 'Startup Connect'". The News Minute. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  10. ^ Sharma, Shweta (1 May 2018). "Launch pads: How many startups has GSF Accelerator bred for success?". Techcircle. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ Avellana, Nicel Jane (25 February 2014). "India-based HackerEarth secures $500K in seed funding round". Venture Capital Post. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  12. ^ Pitchiah, Vijayakumar (12 April 2017). "HackerEarth gets $4.5 mn in Series A funding". VCCircle. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  13. ^ Ghosh, Aparna (5 March 2014). "Start-ups devise hiring platforms for tech jobs". Mint. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  14. ^ Gupta, Sachin (22 May 2020). "A Step-By-Step Guide For All Of Your Company's Remote Hiring Needs". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  15. ^ Choudhury, Ambika (6 December 2019). "Top Campus Outreach Programs By Tech Giants". Analytics India Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022.
  16. ^ "How do I delete my account?". HackerEarth.