Interview Kickstart Secures $10M in Venture Capital Funding

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As technology advances rapidly, professionals aspiring to carve out a career in big tech encounter formidable challenges in securing coveted positions.

Today, Interview Kickstart, a leading educational platform trusted by engineers seeking to elevate their skills and secure roles in the burgeoning technology sector, announced a significant milestone: the successful completion of a $10 million funding round, with Blume Ventures making their largest investment yet.

About Interview Kickstart

Interview Kickstart has not only sustained profitability for several years but also empowered over 20,000 seasoned professionals with its exceptional training programs spanning various domains such as AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Engineering, and Product Management.

Establishing itself as the premier destination for tech professionals worldwide to upskill for careers in prominent tech and AI enterprises, Interview Kickstart boasts a track record of alumni securing prestigious positions at esteemed firms like Google, Meta, Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, Apple, Lyft, and LinkedIn. This funding infusion cements Interview Kickstart’s position as the dominant player in the US market and will fuel its global expansion efforts.

Graduates of Interview Kickstart have witnessed remarkable career transformations, with job offers exceeding $250,000 and some individuals commanding compensation upwards of $1.2 million. Many attribute this success to Interview Kickstart’s meticulously crafted courses, curated and taught by a roster of over 500 instructors hailing from renowned FAANG companies (Facebook/Meta, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google, and other top-tier tech firms). Furthermore, the platform now offers courses in emerging fields like Gen AI, ensuring that professionals stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry landscape.

The Founders

Founded by Soham Mehta, formerly of Box, eBay, and Microsoft, alongside Ryan Valles, formerly associated with Accel Partners and CEO of, Interview Kickstart was born out of a shared vision: to equip software engineers with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in their careers and secure positions at tech giants boasting acceptance rates as low as 2% – 5%. Today, Interview Kickstart stands alone as the premier educational platform enabling professionals to master the strategic thinking and advanced technical skills demanded by industry leaders, all taught by individuals who have traversed similar career paths themselves.

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