“When you’re thinking about starting a company, you need to ask yourself, ‘How big is the market? How valuable is it? What are the specific attributes making me uniquely suited for starting this particular company?“
Vijay has always been fascinated by probability, statistics and mathematical modeling. As a university student in the early 2000s, he told his dad he wanted to pursue machine learning, before it was “cool”. Vijay went on to earn his masters in computer science at Stanford, where he serendipitously met his future co-founder and business partner, Jonathan Siddharth.
The pair were drawn together by their common interest in machine learning and the desire to build a business, collaborating on several projects and start-ups. Difficulty sourcing top talent from just the Bay Area forced them to look globally, and they learned how to vet and hire top engineering talent for distributed teams, accidentally stumbling into the insights that would set the stage for their AI-driven global developer sourcing platform, Turing.
Now the co-founder and chief technology officer for a leading tech unicorn, Vijay is glad he pursued his intellectual curiosity.