Hacker Earth

Hacker Earth

Enterprise Tech Startup50

In Startup50 2016:For building one of India’s best platforms to spot developers, in a short span of time. The company made it to Startup50 2016 List for building a tight knit community of 1.2 million developers. 

Founders: Sachin Gupta And Vivek Prakash

hackerearthHackerEarth was founded by Sachin Gupta and Vivek Prakash in December 2014. The company has so far built a community of over 1.2 million developers from across India and South east Asia. It originally started off as a platform to help enterprise clients hire developers. Now, it’s changing its positioning to become the go to platform to “build deep relationships with the developer community”.  Its flagship product, HackerEarth Sprint, enables enterprise customers to create ‘hackathons’ at the click of a button. 

Market Positioning

When Sachin Gupta kick started his entrepreneurial journey, he was just completing his Bachelor’s at IIT Roorkee. He had had a couple of internships at Google and Microsoft, but within those short stints he had realised the importance of building deep relationships with the developer community for any tech-oriented company. He founded HackerEarth with that vision to help companies “engage” with the developer ecosystem.

Momentum in numbers

The numbers displayed by the company are staggering. HackerEarth currently serves over 100 enterprise customers including the likes of HP, Intel, Freshdesk, Walmart, over 4000 SMEs and, till date, over 900,000 coding assignments have been done on the site.


No. of employees

USD 4 million

Expected revenue run rate by end of this fiscal

USD 500,000

Amount raised from Prime Venture Partners

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