Jahanzaib Ansari

Co-Founder & CEO, Knockri

Jahanzaib Ansari is the co-founder and CEO of Knockri. An IBM backed A.I. video recruiting tool that quantifies a candidate’s soft skills using Computer Vision and Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Knockri has a core focus on diminishing unconscious hiring bias and increasing diversity in the workforce and is situated at the IBM Innovation Space in Toronto. The company emerged from pain points Jahanzaib faced in his personal life when applying to jobs, and from hiring challenges in his previous venture, Sartoria Darzi. A men’s fashion tailoring business which ranks among the top 10 custom & made to measure suit stores in Toronto (2015).

Knockri has helped organizations cut their screening and short-listing time from hours to minutes and where it used to take months, it actually takes days to fill a position. Knock doesn’t account a person’s gender, sexuality, ethnicity or race when quantifying soft skills. Everyone is assessed solely based on merit and it has assisted increasing diversity in the workforce significantly for an employer.

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