Competency analytics engine Claire has raised $3.5M in a Seed funding round led by Heartland Ventures. The round also saw participation from Trend Forward Capital, Connetic Ventures, Invest Detroit Ventures, and Northern Michigan Angels.
The company will use the funds to advance machine learning capabilities and accelerate the rollout to key customer segments.
According to the official communique, a veteran of two prestigious accelerators, Google for Startups and MassChallenge, and a member of the Forbes Next 1000 ranking, Katie Hall, assembled a veteran team of business and engineering leaders to help lead Claira. The company has raised $4.4M since launching to the public in November 2020, supported by Varnum LLP in Michigan.
Commenting on the latest fundraiser, Hall said, “The value of competencies in education and work is well established globally but has yet to be packaged in a usable SaaS interface, driven by machine learning and a massive dataset that actually has huge ROI for users."