I am honored and excited to be in the CEO position at Triplebyte, with so many talented people on the team.
I’m excited to announce that my co-founder and (formerly) COO Ammon, is taking over from me as CEO of Triplebyte. I’ll now be Chairman, supporting the company as a board member and advisor but no longer involved in operations.
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Kevin Singleton is now a software engineer at Vanta, a startup that develops a security software package for other tech companies. But until 2017, Kevin was a scholar of Japanese culture pursuing a career in academia; he even attended Harvard to obtain a Master’s in East Asian Studies and earned a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from Stanford. After following that path for a number of years, he decided that he wanted to chart a different course with his life. Although he had a minor in Computer Science from his undergraduate days and a persistent interest in coding as a hobby, he had no credentials, experience, or contacts in the tech industry to get his foot in the door. On a whim, Kevin decided to take our technical screen—and crushed it. With Triplebyte to vouch for him, he was invited to eleven on-sites and received multiple offers. After he settled into his new role at Vanta—his first ever in the field of software engineering—we caught up with Kevin to talk about his experiences.
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We’re excited to announce we’ve raised a $35 million Series B led by Ali Rowghani, CEO of YC Continuity. Also joining in the round are Founders Fund, led by Brian Singerman of. Ali will join Ammon, Guillaume, Garry Tan and myself on our board.
As a young person without a degree and with little prior professional experience, it's hard to demonstrate the skills you have. But, because Triplebyte is resume-blind and entirely focused on what you can do, it allowed me to demonstrate that I have the ability to build real things.
The main thing I'd say about computer science is that [programmers] have a self-concept of being totally skills-driven, but if you actually look at employment in computer science, that's not how it works. Degrees from leading schools really do seem to matter. They really do seem to open doors.