Remote Work Platform Turing.com Raises $32 Million In Series B

By Amit Chowdhry ● Dec 15, 2020
  • Turing.com — an automated platform that lets companies hire remote developers at the touch of a button — announced it has raised a $32 million Series B funding round led by WestBridge Capital. These are the details.

Turing.com — an automated platform that lets companies hire remote developers at the touch of a button — announced it has raised a $32 million Series B funding round led by WestBridge Capital. The round includes a number of high-profile investors like Foundation Capital — which led Turing’s seed round. Along with WestBridge Capital, investors in Turing’s Series B round include Foundation Capital, Altair Capital, Mindset Ventures, Frontier Ventures, and Gaingels. Turing investors include several current and former Executives from Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Snap, and other top Silicon Valley companies. Other investors in the round included: Adam D’Angelo (Facebook’s first CTO and CEO at Quora), Gokul Rajaram, Cyan Banister, Scott Banister, Beerud Sheth (founder of Upwork), Founders Fund, Chapter One Ventures (Jeff Morris Jr), Plug and Play Tech Ventures (Saeed Amidi), UpHonest Capital (Wei Guo, Ellen Ma), Ideas & Capital (Xavier Ponce de León), 500 Startups Vietnam (Binh Tran and Eddie Thai), Canvas Ventures (Gary Little), B Capital (Karen Appleton Page, Kabir Narang), Peak State Ventures (Bryan Ciambella, Seva Zakharov), Stanford StartX Fund, Amino Capital, Spike Ventures, Visary Capital (Faizan Khan), Brainstorm Ventures (Ariel Jaduszliwer), Dmitry Chernyak, Lorenzo Thione, Shariq Rizvi, Siqi Chen, Yi Ding, Sunil Rajaraman, Parakram Khandpur, Kintan Brahmbhatt, Cameron Drummond, Kevin Moore, Sundeep Ahuja, Auren Hoffman, Greg Back, Sean Foote, Kelly Graziadei, Bobby Balachandran, Ajith Samuel, Aakash Dhuna, Adam Canady, Steffen Nauman, Sybille Nauman, Eric Cohen, Vlad V, Marat Kichikov, Piyush Prahladka, Manas Joglekar, Vladimir Khristenko, Tim and Melinda Thompson, Alexandr Katalov, Joseph and Lea Anne Ng, Jed Ng, Eric Bunting, Rafael Carmona, Jorge Carmona, Viacheslav Turpanov, James Borow, Ray Carroll, Suzanne Fletcher, Denis Beloglazov, Tigran Nazaretian, Andrew Kamotskiy, Ilya Poz, Natalia Shkirtil, Ludmila Khrapchenko, Ustavshchikov Sergey, Maxim Matcin, and Peggy Ferrell.

Driven by the massive global shift for remote work, Turing taps into a global pool of developers to help companies hire in markets like the San Francisco Bay Area and New York, where it is difficult and expensive to hire and retain top software engineers. And Turing rigorously vets developers for a Silicon Valley bar.

Turing has accomplished dramatic growth over the past year — growing by 17x in the last 14 months from $700K to almost $12 Million. And the company has 180,000 developers signed up on the platform and counts several high-profile Silicon Valley technology companies as customers.

And Turing has created a new category by helping companies push a button to hire and manage teams in the cloud. The platform offers a “cloud” of developers, sourced by software, vetted by software, matched by software, and managed by software. Turing’s secret is data science for automating the sourcing, vetting, matching, and managing of remote developers. Companies on the Turing platform are able to reduce the time it takes to hire software developers from months to days.

Turing gives customers a zero risk two-week trial period to make sure an engineering match is successful. And Turing controls for quality after the match by offering tools that make remote communication, timezone management, onboarding, productivity tracking & performance management easy. Plus Turing offers a vertically integrated platform to hire and manage remote developers so companies can build elastic teams in the cloud as easily as scaling machines on Amazon AWS. The company’s customers span a wide range of high profile companies, including VillageMD, Plume, Lambda School, Ohi Tech, Proxy, Carta Healthcare.

KEY QUOTES:

“Turing was able to raise its Series B round in record time. The acceleration in the world’s shift to remote work was a factor. We have seen five years’ worth of transformation in the future of work happen in the last five months. Companies have realized that it doesn’t matter what city your developer happens to live in for software engineering. All that matters is the quality of the developer and having good remote communication & collaboration protocols in place. Turing lets you push a button to hire a pre-vetted remote developer, with all the hassle taken away. For technology companies, speed to market is a competitive advantage, and you can miss a critical market window if you don’t have the right talent at the right time. That’s why companies are flocking to Turing.”

“We are excited to partner with WestBridge Capital, which has also backed remote work unicorns and Global IT Services giants like Cognizant Technology Solutions and Global Logic. The world is flat. Turing will level the playing field for the world’s best developers. This round accelerates our mission to spread Silicon Valley beyond the Bay Area to the entire planet. If you are a software developer, your opportunity radius should not be 20 miles from where you live. It should be the world.”

— Jonathan Siddharth, CEO & co-founder of Turing

“Turing’s rapid growth in successful developer collaborations has given our machine learning efforts a huge data advantage. We can now train models that predict the probability of a developer succeeding at a specific job to enhance match quality. Data Science also makes our vetting more efficient by optimizing the automated vetting engine for information-gain per unit of time. Facebook and Google built amazing businesses by building deep user profiles. Turing builds deep developer profiles.”

— Vijay Krishnan, Turing co-founder & CTO

“The IT Services industry is a $1 Trillion market with many multi-billion dollar incumbents taking a services-oriented approach. Turing is reinventing that model with software and data science. Instead of setting up buildings and having developers work inside offices, Turing creates a new category with talent in the cloud – top-tier talent sourced by software, vetted by software, matched by software, and managed by software, massively increasing the scalability and efficiency of the business.”

— WestBridge Capital Managing Director Sumir Chadha

“In 1998, I predicted that the IT Services industry would grow 100x over the next ten years. It turns out this was an underestimate. Today, I’m equally bullish on the economic potential of companies like Turing that will be foundational to the future of remote work. Such is our belief in Turing that we led the company’s seed round since day zero and are a major participant in their current raise.”

— Ashu Garg, managing partner at Foundation Capital

“Turing has a very interesting business model which today is especially relevant. Access to the best talent worldwide and keeping it well-managed and cost-effective make the offering attractive for many corporations. The energy of the founding team provides fast growth for the company, which will be even more accelerated after the B-round.”

— Igor Ryabenkiy, Managing Partner at Altair Capital

“Mindset Ventures is thrilled to be a part of a growing company like Turing. Remote work is an unstoppable trend worldwide that just got accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Turing is leading the market, and we are bullish on its ability to grow and thrive”

— Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner with Mindset Ventures

“Turing is on a mission to democratize access to talent and jobs for the best and brightest, irrespective of geography, background, or network. We are excited to be joining Turing’s family of partners and investors and to focus on helping build a more equitable world.”

— Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director at Gaingels

“Turing solves a major problem for every company in today’s environment, finding enough qualified software engineers to stay competitive and develop new markets. Turing’s approach is a vertically-integrated solution that replaces traditional IT service company offerings with an AI-based platform that is best described as a talent cloud. We see tremendous upside for Turing as more and more companies adopt a remote work model.”

— Dmitry Alimov, Managing Partner at Frontier Ventures