Kira Talent Announces Seed Investment from Wind Mobile Chairman Anthony Lacavera and Others

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Last week Toronto's Kira Talent announced that it raised seed funding from Relay Ventures, with participation from over 10 angel investors including Wind Mobile chairman Anthony Lacavera.

Kira Talent was founded in March 2012 as part of The Next 36 incubator program and was named the Most Outstanding Venture within the most promising of 2012.

"We're incredibly excited about this milestone," Kira Talent CEO and cofounder Emilie Cushman said. “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.”

Kira Talent was cofounded by Cushman and CTO Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski and now calls the Ryerson Digital Media Zone in Toronto home.

Additional investors include Roger Martin (Dean of the Rotman School of Management, Board member of: Thomas Reuters Corporation; Research In Motion; and The Skoll Foundation), Tony Lacavera (Chairman and CEO of Globalive/Wind Mobile) and David Shaw (Founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Human Capital).

Company:
Relay Ventures
Website:
http://www.relayventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in passionate entrepreneurs disrupting and creating new markets through mobile technologies. Unlike other funds, Relay exclusively focuses on software for mobile devices and the connected Internet, creating an unparalleled set of networks and resources that tangibly help founders build world-class companies. With offices in Menlo Park and Toronto,... more

Company:
Kira Talent
Website:
http://www.kiratalent.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kira Talent helps organizations find the best individuals and companies build great teams. Using pre-recorded video questions, and timed video responses, Kira Talent brings the real-life interview feel online, and allows you to rate, share and compare candidates with colleagues in minutes. more

Company:
The Next 36
Website:
http://www.thenext36.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Next 36 addresses Canada's deficit of high impact entrepreneurship by providing resource-rich education programs to promising young entrepreneurs. It was founded by a small group of business leaders and academics and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will... more


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