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Certn Raises $33.8 Million in Seed, Series A, and Series A+ Funding during 2020

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Certn revealed it had raised a total of USD $33.8 million in seed, Series A, and Series A+ funding during 2020, along with this round to previous funding.

FREMONT, CA: Certn, a Canadian tech startup, recently revealed it had raised a Series A+ funding round of USD $7.4 million. Certn has raised a total of USD $33.8 million in seed, Series A, and Series A+ funding during 2020, along with this round to previous funding. The rapidly expanding tech startup, founded in 2016, is developing how organizations support robust and secure AI, obtain candidate intel, and individuals complete background checks.

Certn's human risk intelligence solutions concentrate on real-time background screening solutions for technology, retail, property management, banking, and gig service sectors. It even reflects on accelerating the background check process without compromising accuracy and compliance.

The need for a trusted and intuitive background screening solution continues to develop as businesses and workers switch to remote recruiting and work due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Certn's machine learning technology enables a streamlined screening process to support the global trust economy's growth that links individuals to relevant organizations and life-changing opportunities.

"The move to remote work is accelerating global connections and as the leader in human risk intelligence solutions, our services allow organizations and individuals to not only connect, but also gain trust in one another," says Certn CEO and Co-founder Andrew McLeod. "With the help of this funding, we can continue to invest in growing our products beyond North America and facilitate trusted connection on a global scale." 

Through this funding, Certn has had the chance to hire additional key people, including Chief Revenue Officer, Rory Capern, to enhance product strategy and consumer success. Formerly a Google and Twitter Canada executive, Rory's experience in the mass digital space offers a unique perspective on the distribution, marketing, teamwork, and customer success goals of Certn.

"Certn is incredibly grateful for the support and funding provided by our capital partners," shares McLeod. "There are simply no other background check programs today that create a simple and positive experience for both organizations and candidates. As Certn continues to expand in geographic reach and hire innovative personnel, faster cross-border background screening will allow the gig and contract economy to flourish on a faster time frame."