Covalent: Hiring for Culture First Builds a Stronger Team

Terry Williams

Chief of Staff, Covalent

Hiring for Culture First Builds a Stronger Team

Mar 2, 2022


  • Covalent attributes the strength and unity of its fast-growing team to hiring for culture first
  • Buy-in of core values before hiring provides more assurance of culture fits
  • Curating efforts to support women-in-tech provides ongoing opportunities for expanding female talent at Covalent
  • A hybrid model of international remote workers and a localized in-office team provides global employment opportunities and an unlimited talent pool for Covalent
  • Understanding the requirement for non-technical roles within Covalent strengthens the organization as a whole, and allows non-technical workers to make an impact in Web3
  • Providing a safe workspace for underrepresented communities empowers us with ideas and perspectives from a broader lens

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Core Values

Since its genesis, Covalent has scaled from a duo of hackathon-winning founders to a thriving company of 60+ team members. Covalent attributes the strength and unity of its fast-growing team to the practice of hiring for culture first.

Quote from Ganesh Swami, Covalent CEO & Co-founder

At Covalent, we recognize the importance of being united in our core values and culture. We continue to strengthen that unity by hiring for culture first, and listening to the ideas and perspectives of all our employees.

Core Values

Covalent embodies a set of core values as the driving force for its strategic efforts. Not only do we curate first-principles thinking to ensure we build best-in-class solutions together, but we empower our employees with ownership over their roles, as one would own their position within a sports team. Covalent encourages forward progress and strategic milestones with urgency and coaches its team to be relentless in navigating new challenges.

Women in Tech

It is widely known that women are underrepresented in the technology sector. Covalent uses a combination of efforts to showcase the exceptional female talent within our organization: we ensure a 50-50 presence of male and female talent on our Community Call and webinar banners, we proudly support and attend women-in-tech hiring events, and even rotate between men and women as guests on Covalent’s own podcast, Hidden Gems. The result has been the ongoing recruitment of incredible female talent, and amazing representation for women-in-tech at Covalent.

Global Talent

Covalent is proudly built upon a hybrid model of both international remote workers and a Vancouver-based office team. We recognize that the best talent and culture fits may not be on our doorstep, and so Covalent continues to break down conventional borders and navigate international hiring challenges to provide safe and successful work opportunities for global talent.

Technical and Non-technical Roles

While Covalent provides a technical product, built and perfected by a team of developers, engineers, and data scientists, our company has an ever-increasing need for non-technical talent, as well. Roles within marketing, operations, and design are critical to the success of our organization. In view of this, Covalent continues to recruit exceptional talent in non-technical roles to move the strategic needle within their areas of expertise.

Underrepresented Communities

Covalent is a proud equal opportunities employer, and openly supports underrepresented communities in tech. Our global workforce has been cultivated without discrimination against race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, identity, or genetic information. We are empowered by our diverse workforce and the ideas and perspectives that each of us brings to Covalent’s success.

About Covalent

Covalent provides the industry-leading Unified API bringing visibility to billions of Web3 data points. Developers use Covalent to build exciting multi-chain applications like crypto wallets, NFT galleries, and investor dashboard tools utilizing data from 60+ blockchains. Covalent is trusted by a community of 40,000+ developers and powers data for 3000+ applications including 0x, Zerion, Rainbow Wallet, Rotki, Bitski and many others.

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