Certn is global leader in AI-powered background checks for enterprises built for the best candidate and recruiter experience.

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, BC, 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 trusted by 10,000+ leading employers, staffing firms, property management companies, and the gig economy. The company recently acquired UK's Credence and Australia’s InterCheck, to expand its revolutionary background screening technology in APAC markets. 


Certn is backed by B Capital, BMO, Export Development Canada (EDC), Telstra Ventures, 01 Advisors, Inovia Capital, Tribe Capital, Preface Ventures, Moxxie Ventures, Scribble, Gaingels Covalent Ventures, and others. The company secured an additional $30M in Series B round on Apr 20, 2023. This is an extension of its previous $50M raised in May 2022, bringing Series B total to $80M. The additional investment brings Certn's all time funding to $114M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $114M over 8 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Victoria
  • State: British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
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