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Published on November 30th, 2012 | by Ted Liu

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Kira Talent secures seed financing from Relay Ventures and angel investors

Kira Talent Inc., an online video interviewing platform provider, has raised undisclosed amount in seed funding led by Relay Ventures with participation from a group of prominent angle investors, including Roger Martin (Dean of the Rotman School of Management), Tony Lacavera (Chairman & CEO of Globalive/Wind Mobile), and David Shaw (Founder & CEO of Knightsbridge Human Capital).

Kira Talent was founded in March 2012 as part of The Next 36 incubator program.

Kira Talent is a provider of an online interviewing platform that allows managers and recruiters to record video questions and responses and to embed them in their online application process vis a vis any connected device.

Kira Talent intends to use new funds to build on the massive early traction it has made in disrupting the recruiting process.

“We’re incredibly excited about this milestone,” said Emilie Cushman, Kira Talent CEO and co-founde. “It demonstrates a confidence in our ability to truly disrupt the traditional recruiting process with the addition of a cloud-based video screening solution which provides greater insights to hiring mangers about their candidates earlier in the recruiting process.”

“[I]t was an honour to receive this funding from such a renowned group of investors who will help shape our strategy and create a transformational platform for growth,” added Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski, CTO and co-founder of Kira Talent.

Andrew Cockwell (Managing Partner of Ursataur Capital), John Kelleher (CEO of RHB Group LP), Joseph C. Canavan (former Chairman & CEO of Assante Wealth Management), Julie Di Lorenzo (builder and developer), Matt Vincett (VP of Loyalty at AviancaTaca), Scott Griffin (Chairman of General Kinetics Engineering Corp), Christian Lassonde, and Reza Satchu are also listed as Kira Talent’s investors.

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Ted is an editor of CanadianPrivateEquity.com and Research Director for CVCA - Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Ted has been following Canadian venture capital and private equity industry since 1993.



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