Victoria-based Certn, a SaaS provider for background screenings, has acquired Australian company InterCheck, a competitor in the identity verification space.
According to Certn, this acquisition diversifies its global offering while making Certn’s platform available to InterCheck clients.
“With Certn, we’re pleased to be in a position to provide technology leadership while also expanding our product offerings.”
– Hayden Langhorn, InterCheck founder
Led by Hayden Langhorn, InterCheck’s platform includes a range of employment background checks and candidate screening services. It claims more than 1,200 organizations as clients, including the Australian government’s Department of Employment, the Victoria State Government, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, and Monash University.
Co-founded in 2016 by Andrew McLeod, Owen Madrick, and Evan Dalton, Certn uses artificial intelligence to predict applicant behaviours with the ability to return domestic and international background checks, credit reports, reference checks, education verification, and motor vehicle information, among other identity verification requirements, within minutes. The company claims over 10,000 clients.
InterCheck will continue to operate under its existing brand, but as a Certn company. InterCheck will maintain its local leadership, support team base, and Australian headquarters.
When Certn announced its $65.1 million CAD Series B round in May, McLeod said that Certn plans to further invest in its product, new markets, and partnership programs.
InterCheck represents Certn’s second acquisition this year as the latter looks to continue building out its suite of screening process tools. In January, Certn acquired United Kingdom company Credence, which also provides background checks solutions.
As a result of InterCheck’s acquisition, its clients will gain access to Certn’s features like applicant tracking system integrations with HR platforms, centralized screening data, as well as mobile-optimized user interface with automated emails and text.
With a total funding of about $109 million CAD, Certn’s past financings include a $975,000 seed round announced in 2018, $10,000 in prize money from the BCIC-New Ventures competition in 2017, and a cumulative $43 million that was raised throughout the entire year in 2021.
Certn was also named in the LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups list for Canada, which ranks the emerging Canadian companies gaining attention and recruiting top talent.
Featured image from Certn via Glassdoor.