Sourceress’ Kanjun Qiu Is Helping Companies Make Smarter Recruiting Choices With AI | Forbes

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"We’re trying to democratize access to talent," says Kanjun Qiu. "Otherwise, big companies with big resources are always going to win the talent war." Qiu’s recruitment company Sourceress provides companies with the recruiting tech once only available to firms with massive HR budgets. Its AI scours the Web, job sites and social media for top recruits, and then a team of copywriters pen personal introduction notes to top candidates. Sourceress works with firms like Medium, Cruise Automation and Ginkgo Bioworks. Qiu saw the fight for tech talent firsthand at Dropbox as chief of staff to company cofounder Drew Houston, where she helped the now-publicly traded cloud storage company grow from 200 to 1,200 employees. Her 30-person company has raised $13 million from backers like Y Combinator and Dropbox cofounders Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.

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