Certif-ID International GmbH, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions that build trust in International technical recruitment, has recently raised €1.6 million in seed funding led by NRW-Bank and the angel investors Andreas Weinberger, with participation from Malte Pollmann (Supervisory Board Utimaco Group), Jörg Will (Partner at IFP Executive Search) and Michael Bernhörster (Head of Advisory, Schilling Group).
With this financing round, the Germany-based company plans to expand its activities in Asia and Europe and develop its technology platform.
Co-founded by Tim Miller and Markus Dohm in 2020, Certif-ID is a blockchain-based ‘Future of Work‘ platform that provides unparalleled support for individuals and organizations across industries to issue verifiable digital records as proof and validation. The startup focuses on automating and digitizing the recruitment process to verify skills and issue visas for internationally skilled professionals, particularly in healthcare, engineering, and logistics.
Speaking about the company, Co-founder & CEO of Certif-ID, Tim Miller, said:
The demand for skilled workforce worldwide has never been more robust. Yet the recruitment, skill verification and visa issuance processes could be faster to adapt. The urgent need to automate and digitize these processes is crucial to minimize any adverse economic impact.
The startup’s TalentSure product line has more than 300,000 registered users from 32 countries and offers 16,000 job offers. It also offers a second product line, CredSure, a SaaS platform that supports companies in digitizing credentials and anchoring them to blockchain for instant verification. Education providers issue digital badges to their graduates, which can be used to showcase and verify their newly acquired competencies that match industry demand.
Commenting on the fundraising, Co-founder of Markus Dohm said:
We are also thrilled to be supported by NRW-Bank with their relaunched NRW.SeedCap program.
In February this year, Certif-ID announced its partnership with National Skill Development Corporation to roll out its digital credentialing to support Indian talents to gain employment opportunities worldwide.