Zinc Raises £5 Million in Series A Round to Transform Global Background Checks

July 9, 2023
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Key Takeaways

  • Zinc, an automated global background check provider, has raised £5 million in a series A round led by AVP, with participation from Seedcamp.
  • The funding will boost Zinc’s global presence and fuel product innovation, including its latest global right-to-work check feature.
  • Zinc’s platform streamlines the verification process, supporting 12+ checks in over 190 countries, and integrates seamlessly with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Zinc Secures Series A Funding for Innovative Background Screening

Zinc, a leading provider of automated global background checks, has secured £5 million in a series A funding round. The round was led by AXA Venture Partners (AVP), with participation from existing investor Seedcamp. The funds will help Zinc expand its global presence and accelerate product innovation, revolutionizing the digital work identity landscape.

Zinc’s newest feature is a global right-to-work check that uses automation technology to ensure conformity with global employment regulations. This check enhances recruitment capabilities and promotes diversity in workplaces worldwide.

Zinc’s platform delivers quick and reliable checks completed in days, not weeks, enhancing efficiency in the verification process. Supporting over 12 checks in 190+ countries, Zinc integrates seamlessly with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), ensuring secure data flow without manual checks or PDF downloads.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with AVP. We work heavily in the finance sector and we’re proud to partner with a household financial services brand. AVP is a perfect partner for us to grow within other regulated domains and geographies with AVP’s global reach,” said Luke Shipley, Co-founder of Zinc.

Zinc’s platform is used by hundreds of employers, including Octopus Energy, Bolt, Improbable, HelloFresh, Marshmallow, and many more. Their focus on user experience has earned them over 120+ G2 reviews and an internal candidate feedback score of 4.8 out of 5.

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