By Chris Burt
Recruiting software startup VCV.AI has raised $1.7 million in a Seed funding round to develop its robot recruiter technology featuring facial and voice recognition.
The company also plans to strengthen its position in the global recruitment market with efforts including a new office in Tokyo, HR Technologist reports.
Japanese VC Will Group, Talent Equity Ventures, 500 Startups and angel investors including Masahiro Takeshima of Indeed participated in the funding round.
VCV applies artificial intelligence in an attempt to eliminate human bias from hiring processes, and has been used by blue-chip companies for preliminary candidate screening, automated screening calls, and video interviews with voice recognition, according to the report.
Candidates can record a video on a computer or smartphone running iOS or Android, and face and voice recognition are used to detect nervousness, mood, and behavior patterns to help recruiters assess the candidate’s cultural fit with the company.