An exclusive Tech Tribune Q&A with Gal Almog (co-founder and CEO) of Talenya, which was honored in our:
Tell us the origin story of Talenya – what problem were you trying to solve and why?
From my experience, I knew that talent sourcing was a highly manual, tedious, and costly process. I wanted to change this situation and leverage AI to automate many of the manual work performed by recruiters and sourcers. I also knew that good talent goes to waste or is not given a fair chance to be considered. I wanted to change that situation.
What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?
The biggest challenge was to automate sourcing. It is not a process that can be performed in a lab without real-life feedback. It requires much training for the AI algorithms. There is a lot of psychology involved in the recruitment process and this is hard to reflect in software.
What does the future hold for Talenya?
In the future, most companies will use AI to source talent and Talenya wants to lead that transformation.
What are your thoughts on the local tech startup scene in Hoboken?
A great place to build a tech company. Close to NYC but still cheap enough for bootstrapped start ups.
What’s your best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Think big and believe that dreams can come true. With persistence and resolve, they will.