We are Santiago and Juan the cofounders of PeakU Inc, and this is how our story begins.
CEO & Co-founder
CTO & Co-founder
We are old friends who brainstormed random ideas for a possible ventures and found out that both of us shared poor experiences trying to hire or getting a job.
Figured out the hurdes that companies and candidates faced and launched PeakU in only 3 weeks, that's when things got interesting.
Navigated a complicated sea of generalist recruitment agencies where we found difficulty differentiating from other alternatives, it was emotionally hard to take in.
The situation was dire: we had few clients, an app missing a good design and we were multitasking too much.
In a last desperate attempt to change things over we pivoted to a tech recruiter, suddenly we had 20 clients.
Things had turned 180 degrees, we got into a top accelerator program and we were selected among the top 10 startups from more than 600 applicants.
At the same time we closed deals with recognized brands and institutions such as Toyota and RutaN.
At this point we hired 'Rick', a TOP front-end and design developer, he redesigned the entire UI and improved the SEO and UX a lot, adding Vue.js as the front-end framework.
SSR Frontend Dev
We also hired Aleja, an INCREDIBLE sales executive, she has helped us reach clients in 8 new countries.
Despite the pandemic we released our first bot that automated the most operative work for our recruiters, this tool helped us scale our solution 10 times over.
We were part of the top 100 startups in Colombia according to Forbes.
We reached out to hundreds of hundreds of freelance recruiters achieving a scalable with zero fixed costs.
With new hires we started serving candidates in a winder area, and focusing on international companies in the US and Europe: reaching 12 countries.
With the help of Thiago (the crack) and based on his experiences, we started a fullstack bootcamp, to help newcomers become great software developers!
During this long journey we learned how to recruit sales people and released a product to recruit them.
At this point our technology is mature enough and we can sell our tests as a standalone product to a wider audience and at an affordable price.
We have extended our recruiment platform and turned it into a employee platform, solving many ot the day o day complications that arise in the remote work place.
Despite all the problems that arose we never lost faith in ourselves and enthusiasm for the problen we were solving .