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March 02, 2021

Yardstik Unveils Its Human Security Platform for Platforms

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Yardstik, Inc. today announced the general availability of its “human security platform,” inclusive of white-label, fully integrated background screening, certification, training, and deep industry-specific solution sets.

Yardstik boasts a unique operating model tailored to marketplaces and SaaS platforms, with an API-first platform adaptable to virtually any platform environment. They highlight their consultative approach to designing industry-specific solutions as a market differentiator.

In April of 2020, Yardstik secured $4 million in seed financing from co-leads Rally Ventures and Crosslink Capital. With this investment, Jeff Hinck and Justin Kaufenberg of Rally Ventures, along with Eric Chin of Crosslink Capital, joined the Yardstik Board of Directors alongside Co-founder and CEO Matt Meents. Meents previously co-founded and served as CEO of Magnet360.

“I’ve seen first-hand how critical it is to commit to human security when you are a vertical platform of record,” said Kaufenberg. “The platform model works. I’ve seen the profound business impact it can have. And now, through Yardstik, we’re able to apply that proven model to any platform in the world and position them to become leaders and champions for safety for their industries. In any industry. And we can offer it in a way that doesn’t take tens of millions of dollars and 50-plus employees to get done.” Read rest here