A Victoria-based leading provider of global background screening and identity verification this week announced a partnership with Leasey.AI, an automated property management software startup headquartered in Vancouver.
This new collaboration between Certn and Leasey empowers property managers and landlords with direct access to Certn’s automated background checks from within the Leasey platform, according to a joint statement from the firms.
The integration signifies a milestone toward simplifying and expediting tenant screening processes for property managers and landlords in Canada, according to Mike Nagtzaam, who serves as Director of Partnerships at Certn.
“Our collaboration with Leasey.AI underscores Certn’s commitment to making screening faster and easier and is a nod to Certn’s root—property managers were our first clients back in 2017,” he stated. “By integrating our comprehensive background checks into Leasey.AI’s platform, we’re enabling leasing teams to make informed decisions faster, ultimately improving the leasing experience for all stakeholders.”
Carlos Leal, a cofounder of Leasey.AI, believes the partnership could have a “transformative impact” on optimizing tenant screening for landlords—an upgrade well-aligned with his company’s aim.
“Our goal is to create a seamless, one-stop-shop experience for our users,” he explains, “providing them with access to the best-in-class solutions needed to match with the best tenants in the market.”
Last month, Leasey won National Bank of Canada’s Leap to the Cloud Prize as a finalist in the 2023 New Ventures BC Competition presented by Innovate BC.
The partnership with Leasey builds on a November acquisition by Certn of overseas rival Trustmatic, a Europe-based remote identity verification company.
The transaction followed Certn receiving substantial funding from Export Development Canada earlier this year before being ranked as the second-fastest growing Canadian company according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program.
To date, Certn has raised US$114 million in venture funding.