Colin Gounden, CEO of VIA, was interviewed by Inc. Magazine for the recent article “Why Millions of People Rely On This A.I. Startup to Keep Their Lights On.” Gounden discussed his process for recruiting top tech talent, particularly in booming fields like AI and machine learning:
“Everyone talks about technology and IT, but it’s people who create the technology and the IT. But how do you find, keep, and motivate people? That’s the biggest imperative for us.”
VIA tests candidates on problem solving, communication, and company culture compatibility during the interview process. This emphasis on the individual continues after they are hired. Gounden also cites VIA’s unique approach to feedback as key to employees’ ongoing development and motivation.