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IndustrySoftware Company
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, US, that provides enterprise software that helps organisations with their technical hiring needs.[1] HackerEarth is used by organizations for technical skill assessment and remote video interviewing. In addition to that HackerEarth also has a community and since inception built a base of 4M+ developers.[2] In the community, HackerEarth is known for having conducted 1000+ hackathons and 10,000+ programming challenges to date. HackerEarth has raised $11.5 million in funding over three rounds.[3] Currently, 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 its journey as MyCareerStack[8][9] 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 via tutorials on concepts in programming, blogs, interview questions, an online code editor, and a discussion forum.

Later, Sachin and Vivek pivoted this idea to create an automated technical assessment software product[1] that helps in hiring skilled developers cost effectively — and launched the product in February 2013. Two years later, HackerEarth launched its innovation management software;[10] an upgraded version was released in early 2018.

Growth and Funding[edit]

The startup was part of the first batch of GSF Accelerator in 2012,[11] and it later secured $500,000 from early-stage investor Prime Ventures.[12] The Bangalore and California-based company raised $4.5 million in a Series A[13] round led by DHI Group Inc. with participation from Prime Ventures and Beenext in February 2017.[4] In December of 2018, HackerEarth secured the next round of funding. The Series B funding was led by the Jo Hirao Office 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, USA apart from offices in India and China.

Products and Services[edit]

HackerEarth Assessments[edit]

HackerEarth Assessments is an ISO certified coding assessment platform[14] that helps organizations hire developers using automated technical coding tests. The proprietary tech assessment platform vets technical talent through skill-based evaluation and analytics. Companies also use the product for lateral recruitment and university hiring.


Facecode is HackerEarth’s video interview software for hiring developers. It has advanced pair programming and proctoring features that help companies interview developers.

Remote hiring solutions[15][edit]

HackerEarth helps organizations source, assess, interview, and hire top tech talent from anywhere for all developer roles. With the help of their products and online hackathons, HackerEarth provides remote hiring solutions for organizations worldwide.


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


HackerEarth Practice offers programming tutorials (data structures, algorithms, math, Python, machine learning, etc.) and practice problems for developers to hone their skills and showcase their profile.[6]

HackerEarth Student Ambassador[edit]

The HackerEarth University Ambassador Program is a platform for students to run programming club in their university.[16]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • HackerEarth was a finalist at the Seedstars World startup competition held in Geneva in February 2014.[17] HackerEarth won the India regional competition for Seedstars, which had over 50 short listed startups.[18]
  • HackerEarth appeared on Nasscom’s EMERGE 10 list in 2015.[19]
  • Sachin Gupta was featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 Asia (Enterprise Technology) list.[20]
  • Business Insider picked HackerEarth as one of the hottest enterprise startups in 2017.[21] Investors found the company to be 10.2x more valuable in 2017[22] than the previous valuation.
  • In April 2020,[23] HackerEarth was certified as a great place to work from the Great Place to Work Institute.


  • HackerEarth does not allow the deletion of accounts, it is merely possible to "deactivate" accounts. [24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Coolest Start-ups 2015: HackerEarth helps find top-quality coders for tech companies". www.businesstoday.in. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ "An Innovative Platform By The Developers By The Developers: HackerEarth". www.code-brew.com. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  3. ^ a b Kearl, Mary. "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. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  4. ^ a b "HackerEarth Secures $4.5 Mn Funding From DHI Group Inc., Aims To Expand International Footprint - Inc42 Media". Inc42 Media. 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  5. ^ "Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem". www.techinasia.com. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  6. ^ a b "HackerEarth forays into US, Japan markets". The Economic Times. 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  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". economictimes. 2013-03-12. Retrieved Jul 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "CareerStack Innovations Pvt. Ltd. does not have any Key Executives recorded".
  9. ^ "HackerEarth in finals of global startup competition | Gadgets Now". Gadget Now. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  10. ^ "Tech firm HackerEarth launches co-innovation platform 'Startup Connect'". The News Minute. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  11. ^ "Launch pads: How many startups has GSF Accelerator bred for success?". Techcircle. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  12. ^ "India-based HackerEarth secures $500K in seed funding round". Venture Capital Post. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  13. ^ "HackerEarth gets $4.5 mn in Series A funding". VCCircle. 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  14. ^ Ghosh, Aparna (March 5, 2014). "Start-ups devise hiring platforms for tech jobs". mint.
  15. ^ Gupta, Sachin (2020-05-22). "A Step-By-Step Guide For All Of Your Company's Remote Hiring Needs". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  16. ^ Choudhury, Ambika (2019-12-06). "Top Campus Outreach Programs By Tech Giants". Analytics India Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  17. ^ "HackerEarth in finals of global startup competition - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  18. ^ "HackerEarth in finals of global startup competition - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-12-29. HackerEarth won the India regional competition for Seedstars beating more than 50 short listed startups.
  19. ^ Srivastava, Moulishree (2015-10-13). "Nasscom's top 10 hottest start-ups". Live Mint. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  20. ^ "30 Under 30 2016 Asia: Enterprise Tech". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  21. ^ "The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  22. ^ "The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  23. ^ "Great Place to Work® Institute (India) posted on LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  24. ^ "How do I delete my account?". help.hackerearth.com.