Video interview startup receives £20k Scottish Enterprise investment

Greig Sinclair, Euan Cameron and Claire Partridge

WILLO, the world’s fastest video interviewing platform, announces January 2020 was a record month in both revenue and growth for the start-up company, stating that candidates from more than 13 countries, including India, Asia and Africa, actively interviewed for remote-job opportunities with more than 30 participating businesses.

Furthermore, Willo’s record month is also attributed to the generous support from Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic development agency, who provided funding of more than £20k to help support the eco-friendly, talent recruitment platform.

“The new year has seen Willo achieve record numbers in terms of revenue and global participation among both organisations and candidates who clearly see the benefits of our video interviewing platform,” said Euan Cameron, CEO & Co-Founder of Willo. “We report that businesses who use Willo can hire 40% faster than traditional recruiting techniques, making sure those in talent acquisition roles never miss out on great candidates again.”

“I am delighted to see another tech startup in Scotland growing so rapidly on the world stage. We have been working closely with Euan and the team with guidance on finance, intellectual property, accountancy and product development for over 12 months,” said Greig Sinclair, Business Gateway Advisor.

Claire Partridge, Innovation Specialist at Scottish Enterprise said: “This record growth is fantastic news for Willo. Our Innovation Service assisted Euan and the team with the design and development of their unique product. This allowed the company to develop their proposition faster, resulting in them becoming revenue-generating sooner.”

With Willo, businesses can easily screen candidates in a flexible, convenient, and enjoyable video-based method. Candidates record personal answers to interview questions, which businesses can either write themselves or pick from a question bank with hundreds of options pre-written by industry professionals.

Once video answers are submitted, recruiters can easily review the videos to narrow down the applicant pool. During this process, business users can collaborate on the videos in real-time with fellow team members or respective hiring managers on the platform. Recruiters then invite final candidates to a one-on-one interview through the built-in scheduling assistant and easily speak to candidates day or night, wherever they are and discover top talent faster.

Willo’s wide array of deployment options, including free-forever, allows businesses flexibility when considering how best to use video in recruitment, whether they are a small- or medium-sized business. Willo is free to get started with no setup fees, contracts, or credit cards required.

Willo is available as a mobile and desktop platform that is engineered and optimised to work anywhere with no download or app required, even on poor data and Wi-Fi connections.

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