Bengaluru-based startup Equiv uses AI to scrape thousands of data points to help corporations hire women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Basic Information

Founded by Naren Krishna in 2017, aims to solve two of the most pressing issues facing businesses and HR executives today – talent assessment and hiring keeping diversity in mind. Equiv’s platform uses data science to enable organisations sieving through hiring platforms find candidates from the LGBTQ+ community to fill positions. It has also launched an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to suggest the right person for the job by using assessment platforms to curate talent, improve candidate experience, and prioritise diversity hiring. The AI tool sits on an organisation’s HR portal when they sign up with Equiv. Enablers is a career fair held by Equiv for hiring differently abled candidates, while Q-rious is for LGBTQ+ hires, and Frontiers for veterans. Some of the clients the startup has helped include Indeed, ThoughtWorks, Infosys, SocieteGenerale, Microsoft, and Blackrock. See more

Legal Name


Stellar Software Technologies Pvt Ltd



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Founding Date



No. of Employees


11 to 20

Core Team


Naren Krishna Madhurakavi

Founder & CEO