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Interview intelligence platform Metaview has raised £4.5 million in seed funding.

The platform enables fast-scaling businesses to harness data to strengthen and optimise the most important part of the hiring process – the interview.

The round was led by Vertex Ventures US, alongside additional investors Fly Ventures, Seedcamp, Village Global, PrimeSet, Moving Capital (Uber alumni fund), and Palumni (Palantir alumni fund). 

Current customers include Robinhood – one of the fastest-scaling companies globally – as well as Anduril, AngelList, and Hudl.

The company will use the funding to develop its product offering, accelerate market expansion across Europe and the US, and triple team size over 2022. 

Metaview says it enables businesses to quickly and easily level-up their interview process. Founded by Siadhal Magos and Shahriar Tajbakhsh, product and engineering leads from Uber and Palantir respectively, Metaview’s platform records and transcribes interviews, then provides unique data alongside automated training tools to help individual interviewers and broader hiring teams improve. 

The result is quicker hiring processes – Metaview says its customers have experienced a 28% reduction in time-to-hire – hiring decisions informed by data rather than merely memory, and a more consistent interview experience for candidates.

The platform’s automated analysis of interview transcripts helps identify and address issues found in the interview process. One problem is that of gender-bias, which typically sees women given 12% less speaking time during interviews than men. 

The platform also tackles issues around lack of rigour among interviewers; Metaview’s data shows that almost a quarter (23%) of hiring managers ask fewer than five questions of each candidate.

“Our mission is to power hiring decisions with truth. The best companies know it’s their people that determine their ability to succeed as an organisation,” said CEO Magos. 

“Yet for the longest time they’ve been recruiting based on guesswork, memory, and bias. Previously, any data that was used to improve hiring performance only ever measured the symptoms, never the causes. 

“Now we can bring transparency to the previously opaque interview process, and use technology to improve the most important moments in hiring.”

Kyle Murphy, chief people officer at Hudl, said of the platform: “Metaview is the best way to coach and develop interviewers on the team, and gives us the data we need in order to know if we’re running a fair and rigorous process.”