Veremark extends Australia & New Zealand presence with Employrite acquisition

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The global pre-employment screening service will continue to expand its presence across Europe and APAC as well as acquire more businesses

London, 13th Feb 2024 – Veremark, the global pre-employment screening and verified career credentials organisation that offers more than 40 kinds of credential checks in 150 countries, has seen its client base triple since the close of its Series A.

In addition to furthering its organic growth strategy, Veremark has also acquired Employrite Pty and Employrite Ltd in Australia and New Zealand, strengthening the group’s capabilities across APAC.

As one of APAC’s longest-standing pre-employment screening agencies, Employrite brings with it a blue-chip client base and a wealth of industry experience. The acquisition encompassed both the Australian and New Zealand books of businesses and IP.  

Veremark - a web 3.0 company - continues to operate as a globally distributed team with core hubs in the UK, USA, Australia, Singapore, India, and the Philippines servicing clients 24/7.

"We are excited by what the future holds.”

Daniel Callaghan, CEO of Veremark, said: “We are delighted to bring Employrite onboard with   transforming how companies ensure the appropriate screening and continued compliance of their employees.  Our mission remains to help the world trust faster - something we can bring to reality not only in our key markets of the UK growth sector, but also across the broader ANZ region.”

David and Katrina Birchall founders of Employrite shared, “Employrite and Veremark make a great union. With our market knowledge and presence supported by their state-of-the-art technology and global reach means that we can continue to deliver more for our clients.  We are excited by what the future holds.”

The pre-employment screening market is estimated at $16bn annually with strong continued global growth. With more than two million screening checks now completed by the Veremark group, the company has a wealth of data to drive further automation and insights as well as continue to pioneer its innovative blockchain-based credentials offering.


About Veremark: Veremark is a global background screening service that works with companies to run checks on prospective employees, business partners, LPs and founders.  The company operates globally with regional offices across APAC, UK, EU and USA. Since launch in 2019, the company has served hundreds of the world’s top venture backed companies and multinationals to implement better people compliance practices and works directly with Heads of Talent Acquisition to help them improve speed and overall hiring experience. To find out more, please visit

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