Video Interview services
Updated: September 11, 2020
2020. Willo, a freemium video interview SaaS, scores $320k
Scotland-based video interview startup Willo has scored a £250,000 (~$320k) seed round of funding after watching demand for its asynchronous Q&A style video platform leap up during the COVID-19 lockdown. The platform has grown at least 80% each month since April, after the UK went into a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Customers have also been finding new uses for the product beyond video interviews — such as for reviews, training, and learning and development — as remote working has been supercharged by the pandemic. Currently Willo offers an interface that let employers pose questions for candidates/staff to respond to by recording a video response. The platform stores all videos in a dashboard for easy reviewing and sharing.
2020. Swyg raises $1.2M to use peer-interviewers and AI to reduce bias in recruitment
Swyg, a Dublin-based startup that believes it can reduce bias in recruitment by combining a peer-interview process with its own AI, has picked up $1.2 million in pre-seed funding. The overwhelming majority of job candidates want to receive feedback from their time-consuming job interviews. To solve this, the Swyg platform puts candidates through an interview process that sees them interview each other through a series of one-to-one video chats using pre-defined structured questions. The peer-to-peer process draws on the expertise of a diverse group of individuals instead of relying on a single recruiter or hiring manager