About Us

Eightfold empowers people to pursue the career path of their choosing

In Buddhist philosophy, the Eightfold Path guides each person to wisdom and nirvana. We are inspired by this ideal, and through our work, we wish to empower each individual to pursue the career path of their choosing, gaining the knowledge they need to achieve their goals and aspirations.

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Fixing Employment

We believe everyone deserves the right job

We believe employment is the backbone of our society, and everyone deserves the right job. Today you get the job based on who you might know and not what you are capable of doing. Tomorrow, we will give you the information you need to pursue your best career path.

Leaders in AI Technologies

We’ve brought the world’s best team together

Our team are experts in machine learning, artificial intelligence, search, personalization, and enterprise solutions. We’re applying our experience in delivering technology at scale to solve employment, finding the right person for the right role at the right time. This is our mission. This gets us going every morning. Help us make it happen.

Our Leaders

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CEO & Co-Founder

Ashutosh Garg

With 6000+ research citations, 50+ patents, 35+ peer reviewed research publications, and the outstanding PhD thesis award from UIUC for his PhD thesis in Machine Learning, it’s fair to say that Ashu is one of the world’s experts in machine learning. Co-Author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent”.

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CTO & Co-Founder

Varun Kacholia

Varun Kacholia is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to search, ranking and machine-learning. Prior to founding Eightfold, Varun led the News Feed team at Facebook and the YouTube Search and Recommendations team at Google.

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Kamal Ahluwalia

Kamal Ahluwalia brings extensive experience in creating software categories, scaling businesses and ensuring that customer and partner success drive business success. As Chief Revenue Officer at Apttus, Kamal led the company to market leadership in multiple product categories ahead of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, IBM, and others. Co-Author of the book “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent”.

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Chief Product Officer

York Poon

York has spent his career building and launching successful enterprise SaaS solutions, including Upwork/Elance, the largest marketplace for freelancing services, Oracle Procurement, and Oracle Exchange Marketplace. York has a track record of helping startups drive a strong product vision, and user-centric, data-driven development culture.

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SVP of Global Sales

Jeff Griggs

Silicon valley sales veteran Jeff Griggs has spent his career building highly scalable revenue focused teams. Most recently Griggs served as Chief Revenue Officer for Nextech and has over twenty years of high growth experience with Salesforce, Oracle and Apttus. He has a successful track record of scaling and operationalizing SaaS businesses. He received his MBA from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

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VP of Finance

Sweta Sarnot

Versatile business and finance leader with 15 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and decision support for technology companies. Former McKinsey consultant, Stanford MBA and IIT engineer.

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General Counsel

Roy Wang

Roy is a business lawyer and an AI expert. He has served as an in-house executive and a law-firm partner with broad subject matter expertise and demonstrated achievements in intellectual property, licensing, litigation, M&A, and antitrust matters. He received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in machine learning from UIUC.

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Managing Director, India

Sandesh Goel

Sandesh is a technical leader and innovator with extensive experience building and leading high performance teams from scratch. He has more than 65 issued US patents in the area of wireless networking and has driven key technology initiatives at Marvell, Cisco, Aruba HPE, and many startups. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT-Delhi and Masters from University of Texas at Austin.

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VP of Services

Sanjeev Srivastav

Sanjeev is an engineer who has worked with hundreds of enterprise customers on implementing AI-based software solutions. Much of his focus has been on managing large enterprise data stores and creating insights for business operations. He has worked at startup up companies that were acquired into HP, Google/Apigee, and Iron Mountain, and recently served as GM of the IoT and Data businesses at Persistent Systems. Sanjeev has a Ph.D. from Cornell University and is a graduate of IIT Delhi, India.

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General Manager – New Business

Shulagna Dasgupta

Shulagna has partnered with the world’s biggest brands to help drive their growth and profitability goals. As Managing Director at Accenture, she collaborated with clients on shaping their business and talent strategies. She firmly believes that at the heart of every durable business is a compelling people program.

Our Investors

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“Eightfold has an incredible opportunity to help people reach their full potential in their careers while empowering the workforces of the future”

– Peter Nieh

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“Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform reimagines how employees and employers discover each other, helps people find better opportunities, and saves everyone time and expense”

– Ashu Garg

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“Ashutosh and his team are building a product that fundamentally changes the hiring landscape and enables candidates to find their ideal jobs and companies to build diverse, highly effective workforces.”

– Jules Maltz

Foreword by John W. Thompson

What’s Next For You?

The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent.

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