Sense delivers a leading AI-powered talent engagement platform that helps recruiting and talent teams personalize their interactions with talent at every stage of the recruiting process. More than 800 organizations including Amazon, Dell, Humana, Kelly Services, Kindred Healthcare, Volt, Allegis, Hormel, Anheuser-Busch, Sony, Insight Global, and Sears rely on Sense to accelerate hiring, strengthen their employment brand and exceed recruiting targets - all while delivering a personalized candidate experience.
CEO Anil Dharni first met co-founder Pankaj Jindal at university, and he connected with co-founders Ram Guadavalli and Alex Rosen as colleagues at previous startups. Based on their individual and collective experience, they recognized that staffing and recruiting was ripe for disruption. Sense was founded to transform how organizations communicate with talent.
Sense Engage launched in 2016, with Messaging, Chatbot, Referrals, Discover, Interview Scheduling, and now TRM added to the Sense platform over the years. Today, Sense provides a robust talent engagement platform that empowers recruiting success across the talent engagement flywheel.
Company Size: 350 employees across the globe
HQ: San Francisco, CA
Investors: Accel, $90M in total funding from SoftBank, Google Ventures, AVP, Signia Venture Partners
Anil Dharni, CEO
Anil Dharni is co-founder and CEO of Sense, the leading AI-powered talent engagement and communication platform. Before founding Sense, Anil was co-founder and COO at Funzio, which was acquired by GREE in 2012. Prior to Funzio, Anil led product and design at the third largest Social Networking company, hi5. He is an international speaker and thought leader known for developing the best candidate engagement tools in recruiting. Dharni holds a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
Pankaj Jindal, Head of Sales
Pankaj is a staffing industry veteran and the co-founder of Sense, the first talent engagement platform designed specifically for the staffing industry. With over 20 years of running staffing and recruiting technology companies, Pankaj is an expert on candidate experience, recruiter productivity, redeployment, and understanding the day-to-day problems faced by recruiters. Pankaj used this practitioner’s knowledge to create Sense, which can help transform the consultant-care paradigm for staffing companies.
Prior to founding Sense, Pankaj was the CEO of Akraya, President of Aditi Technologies and Aditi Staffing, and completed the Advanced Management Education Program from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He routinely speaks at Industry Conferences on candidate engagement, employer branding and increasing retention.