“I wanted to invest in companies that have the potential to disrupt the employment verification and screening industry — Ferretly stood out to me as one of those companies,” said Dickerson.
EASTON, Md. (PRWEB) September 29, 2020
Ferretly International, LLC ("Ferretly"), a startup that leverages Artificial Intelligence for social media screening, announced today that is has raised seed funding to fuel growth in the employment screening, and corporate and government risk markets. Dave Dickerson, Founder and Executive Chairman of California-based Accurate Background, a leading provider of employment background checks led the round of financing, which also includes strategic investments from other industry and technology veterans.
“We are very grateful for this amazing support from top tier investors and high- profile strategic partners,” said Darrin Lipscomb, Founder, and CEO of Ferretly. “Dave and the other investors bring deep industry expertise from the global employment screening industry and we are looking forward to hiring top talent to help us realize our goal of becoming a global leader in risk intelligence.”
Ferretly is a powerfully simple web platform that allows organizations of any size to perform social media background screening on candidates and employees quickly and thoroughly. It incorporates artificial intelligence to analyze both text and images of a subject’s public social media posts. The process is incredibly intuitive and is typically performed in under 30 minutes – providing insight into behaviors such as toxic language, threats of violence, self-harm, insults, and bullying as well as the wellbeing of the candidate or employee.
Dave Dickerson, Founder and Executive Chairman of Accurate Background, will join Ferretly’s board of directors. “I made a decision earlier this year to focus my time on accelerating innovation in the employment screening market,” said Dickerson, “I wanted to invest in companies that have the potential to disrupt the employment verification and screening industry — Ferretly stood out to me as one of those companies.”
About Ferretly International, LLC
Ferretly International, LLC, founded in 2019, provides forward thinking technologies that help organizations better manage risk. By incorporating machine learning and a modern cloud-based architecture, we are at the cutting edge of applying big data solutions and artificial intelligence to improve overall security and risk intelligence for the customers we serve.
About Dave Dickerson, Founder and Executive Chairman, Accurate Background
Dave Dickerson founded Accurate Background in 1997. Using his industry knowledge and a unique perspective, Dickerson built a technology platform that had both the employer and candidate in mind. Dickerson’s innovations and leadership have been rewarded through the recognition of Accurate Background for the following awards: Six-time recipient of Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest Growing Privately-Owned Companies in North America, five-time recipient of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and six-time recipient of the WorkForce Hotlist. His contributions to the industry and the local community were highlighted in 2017 when he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Orange County for Software Services. In addition to Accurate Background, Dickerson founded a successful internet retail company which has been twice ranked on the Inc. 5000 list.
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