iNovia Capital makes Urgent New York Investment

by Rob Lewis | Business

Montreal's iNovia Capital announced today that it has made an investment in New-York-based Urgent Career as part of the company's Series A funding round. Urgent Career seeks to revolutionize the process of finding, screening, and assessing sales talent, in order to fill the void of top-performing sales professionals at companies around the globe. 

"Not only as an investor, but also as a business, we appreciate the importance of having great sales talent.  Unfortunately, all too often, resources are wasted on ineffective hiring and staffing practices," said John Elton, Partner with iNovia.  "We back exceptional entrepreneurs who are building game changing technologies.  Urgent Career’s founder, Jeff Stewart, has started over a half-dozen companies, which combined employ over 600 people.  We’re excited to be involved as an investor and also as a customer via our portfolio companies.”

iNovia has $160 Million under management across two seed and early stage funds. No details were shared regarding teh size of iNovia's investment however the announcement mentioned that iNovia’s investment will be instrumental in advancing Urgent Career's Algorithmic Linguistic Profiling Engine technology, which serves as the driving agent behind the company's assessments.

iNovia Capital
Montréal, Québec, Canada

iNovia is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build the next generation of digital platforms and services. We leverage our distributed team and network of experienced founders, company builders and engineers to foster the growth of category-defining businesses. Headquartered in Canada, iNovia manages $450M and invests across North America. more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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