Checkster Secures Series A Financing Round from Randstad Innovation Fund


Innovative Technology Helps Companies Make Better Talent Decisions And Improve Quality Of Hire

Novato, Calif. - July 9, 2015 - Checkster, the leader in web-based talent decision tools using collective intelligence, announces that it has secured Series A financing from Randstad Innovation Fund. Randstad’s strategic corporate venture fund invests in companies that are at the forefront of technology or transforming the HR industry.

Checkster’s solutions improve talent decisions and quality of hire, through proven data and process driven technology. Its Automated Reference Checkup assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check. The Interview Checkup gives interview debriefs a new level of objectivity. The 360 Checkup provides new hire quality validation, 360 degree assessment and developmental feedback.

“As SolarCity transforms the future of energy delivery, I see Checkster transforming talent management,” said Kia Walker, Head of Talent Acquisition at SolarCity. “Leveraging Collective Intelligence, Checkster metamorphosed our reference checking process. It is now much more efficient and insightful, enabling us to match the best candidate to the position, resulting in much better hiring decisions.”

“Strategic business leaders understand the impact of making the best talent decisions and improving quality of hire,” said Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster. “We are thrilled to have the financial support of Randstad Innovation Fund to continue to build upon our success and meet increasing market demand during our next phase of growth.”

“We are pleased to add Checkster to our ecosystem of innovative HR technologies. Checkster’s suite aligns with Randstad’s goal to offer comprehensive talent management and to make use of collective intelligence to improve the quality of hires,” says Paul Jacquin, Managing Partner at Randstad Innovation Fund.

With this financing, Checkster will accelerate the rollout of its web-based Talent Quality Management suite, with a priority on sales, marketing and partnerships.

About Randstand
Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2014, Randstad had approximately 29,000 corporate employees and around 4,400 branches and inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 17.2 billion in 2014. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information see

About Checkster 
Checkster enables organizations to make better talent decisions using the new science of collective intelligence and ubiquity of social networks to deliver fast, accurate social ratings. Checkster gives organizations increased insights in new hire decisions and employee promotions. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Checkster’s products are chosen by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services. The company aims to improve employee participation by increasing job fit and reduce hiring risks.