RefAssured Secures Pre-Seed Funding Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in January 13th, 2023

RefAssured, a Walnut Creek, CA-based staffing software startup that provides a reference check platform, secured a pre-seed funding round led by Bullhorn Ventures, along with several other staffing industry entrepreneurs

The funds will be used to accelerate its product development, deepen automation capabilities, advance integrations with partners, and expand its growing customer base.

“Having grown up in the Staffing Industry, we’re excited to continue to work with staffing agencies and software partners to deliver meaningful improvements to talent and client experiences,” said Brian Vesce, founder and CEO of RefAssured

The startup's focus is the staffing industry, supporting customers ranging from regional to national staffing firms. 

RefAssured’s reference checking automation delivers powerful past work performance insights with a tangible return on investment while greatly improving the candidate, reference giver, and client experience.

It has transformed the way agencies search for and hire talent by automating the process and supercharging data. 

Company: RefAssured, Inc

Raised: Undisclosed

Round: pre-Seed Round

Funding Month: January 2023

Lead Investors: Bullhorn Ventures

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Software Category: Reference Checking Solution

About the Company: Founded in 2022 by staffing industry veterans, RefAssured is a cloud-based reference check platform for staffing agencies. RefAssured enables people who have worked with or supervised an individual to provide confidential feedback on the individual's attributes and experiences associated with a specific job. Its platform improves reference-checking networking opportunities by presenting the agency's services in a thoughtful yet targeted manner, resulting in new client and talent relationships.


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