Summerville, S.C. – Today, SCRA announces a $125,000 SC Launch, Inc. investment in SENTIO. The Charleston-based company was accepted into SCRA’s entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, in January 2017.
SENTIO’s assessment tool is used by human resource experts to benchmark current employees and develop a success profile for future job candidates. The company’s pre-hire assessments ensure employers hire people with the highest likelihood of success, resulting in a high-performance workforce and engaged employees. The platform was launched in August and was recently recognized by HR Tech Outlook as one of ten top recruitment software platforms for 2019. The investment from SC Launch, Inc is on the heels of an investment from VentureSouth in October 2018 and will be used to scale outreach amongst small to mid-sized businesses that typically cannot afford to use hiring assessments.
“This funding truly furthers SENTIO’s mission to make hiring assessments available to companies of all sizes,” said AJ Richichi, SENTIO CEO. “I’m excited about how SENTIO makes the hiring process more accurate and reduces turnover for our customers. With the help of SCRA, we can now bring those benefits to businesses on a national scale.”
“SENTIO is solving a pervasive issue of defining and identifying the right talent for companies large and small,” said Jill Sorensen, Director of Entrepreneurial Programs and Executive Director of SC Launch, Inc. “Our team has been very impressed by their leadership and product, and we are excited to watch their growth.”
SCRA is a state-chartered organization that fuels job creation and grows South Carolina’s innovation economy. Through SC Launch, early-stage companies are provided mentoring and grants and may be eligible for an investment from SC Launch, Inc. The SC Launch program is open to qualified South Carolina companies in the Advanced Materials/Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors.
Caption: Representatives from SCRA present a big check to SENTIO at DigSouth’s Wild Pitch Event on Friday, April 26.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit corporation, SCRA fuels South Carolina’s Innovation Economy by supporting entrepreneurs, enabling academic research and its commercialization, and connecting industry to innovators.
About SC Launch, Inc.
Established in 2006, SC Launch, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation affiliated with SCRA, which provides loans and investments to selected South Carolina-based companies participating in the SC Launch program.