We build trust in people.

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Launched in 2016, Certn provides fast, friendly, and comprehensive background checks for employers, property managers and recruiters across all major verticals. The team has built a proprietary screening platform that connects to all major global people data sources, which enable background checks to be completed in minutes instead of days or weeks. The company has also redesigned the candidate/tenant screening process, allowing them to use any mobile or desktop device to fill out their details and upload their ID and a live photo. The proprietary technology solution provides a seamless process for both employers and potential employees. 

We were introduced to Certn co-founders Andrew, Owen and Evan in 2018. Before Certn, they worked together at Rent Moola, a leading property management payments startup based in Victoria, BC. At RentMoola, the team experienced the pain points associated with running background checks - slow speed, a lack of technology infrastructure, and antiquated processes and systems. Passionate about improving the status quo - the team developed innovative solutions for running automatic background checks bringing a seamless consumer experience to an otherwise clunky process; the result, Certn, a digitally native background check solution. Our security thesis highlights the growing importance of identity and reputation to ongoing and emerging enterprise security and data management. Certn are at the forefront of this thesis, and we’re excited to see how the company continues to execute on its mission!