Certn is the leader in human risk intelligence solutions, focusing on providing real-time comprehensive background checks and ongoing risk monitoring for employees, contractors and tenants around the world. 

Certn delivers fast, friendly, and comprehensive background screening that helps businesses make fact-based hiring decisions, lowers hiring costs, and improves the user experience for applicants and recruiters.

Certn was founded in 2016 by Owen Madrick, Evan Dalton, and Andrew McLeod. The company is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Certn makes building trust simple by creating an expedited, frictionless background check experience that enables employers and candidates to embark on their working relationship with a positive foundation. Certn empowers employers to make better, faster hiring decisions in a highly competitive labor market.


Certn's human risk intelligence solution uses AI and machine learning to streamline the candidate screening process, reduce costs, and boost total time to value (TTV) for HR and operations leaders around the globe.


Certn is used by leading employers, staffing firms, property management companies, and the gig economy. The company recently acquired Credence, a leading UK-based provider of global background checks.


Certn is backed by B Capital, BMO, Telstra Ventures, 01 Advisors, Inovia Capital, Tribe Capital, Preface Ventures, Moxxie Ventures, Scribble, Gaingels Covalent Ventures, and others. The company raised $50M in Series B round on May 10, 2022. This brings Certn's total funding to $84M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $84M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Victoria
  • State: British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
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