June 14, 2016 09:00 ET

Gild Wins CEO World Award and Big 50 Award for Innovation in Hiring

CEO Sheeroy Desai Recognized for His Role Bringing Technical Advancements to Hiring, While Gild Is Honored as a Leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2016) - Gild, the company that powers the way companies find, engage, and hire talent with data and intelligence, today celebrates being honored with two industry-leading awards, the CEO World Awards and the Big 50 Startup Report for Artificial Intelligence. Gild's CEO Sheeroy Desai was honored with a CEO World Award for his groundbreaking work using technology to transform the way businesses hire, while the company was recognized amongst the Big 50 for its innovative use of technological breakthroughs in data science and predictive analytics, as well as its ability to deliver hiring results.

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The Big 50 Award Honors Startups Whose Innovation Outpaces the Hype

Jeff Vance founded Startup50 in 2013 as a site that would focus on the substance behind the hype. The idea was to come up with a process, one featuring rigorous competitions and challenges, that would strip away the spin and force startups to focus on what really matters: real people and the real-world problems they're struggling to overcome. To earn coverage on Startup50, startups must go through a rigorous vetting process designed to strip away the noise and focus only on substance.

"I've been covering startups since the dotcom bubble first started to inflate. As a journalist, one of the most vexing challenges is separating the contenders from the science and vanity projects," Jeff said. "With so much noise in the startup world, finding any meaningful signals, the ones that truly correlate with success, is an ongoing, uphill battle."

"I won't be at all surprised if several of the startups in this report are household names in the coming years," said Jeff Vance, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Startup50. "This is a really strong lineup, with startups tackling everything from artificial intelligence to water treatment to cyber-security and Big Data."

The CEO World Award Recognizes Leaders Changing Their Industries For the Better

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world's best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

"I'm honored to have been named a winner of this year's CEO World Awards, a recognition that underscores the importance of Gild's mission to transform the way the world hires," said Desai. "Businesses have realized that hiring is broken, and as CEO of Gild, I've been able to see the impact our platform has on growing companies, empowering them to expand, innovate, and succeed. I founded Gild to systematically address the problems with modern hiring, and it's been a pleasure to watch it unfold with such success. "

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About Gild
Gild is transforming the talent acquisition industry and fundamentally changing how the world hires. Fueled by data science, consumer-friendly technologies, and predictive analytics, Gild's smart hiring platform powers the way companies find, nurture, and hire talent across all industries and functions. Gild is used by growing companies to hire the talent they need to innovate and succeed -- smarter and faster. Founded in 2011, Gild is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Salt Lake City and Milan.

About and the Big 50-2016
Jeff Vance founded Startup50 in 2014 in order to establish a hype-free zone and to start repairing the broken relationship between journalists, marketing/PR, and the startups themselves. Prior to founding Startup50, Jeff regularly contributed features stories to, Network World, CIO, Wired, and many others. He also founded and still runs Sandstorm Media, a content marketing consultancy, in 2003.

The Big 50 is Jeff's yearly roundup of the hottest 50 startups to watch. These are startups that have all gone through Startup50's rigorous vetting process and that represent the technologies, market sectors, and trends that are poised to challenge the status quo in the coming year and beyond.

About the CEO World Awards
CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security's Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide's IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at

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