Credit Benchmark Raises $7M, Unveils Consensus Ratings Service

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The $7 million in Series A funding comes predominantly from private equity firm Index Ventures, and will help fund the hiring of around 30 new staff over the coming 12 months, with around 15 to 20 of those expected to join the vendor by year end. Credit Benchmark currently has about 10 full-time staff.

Elly Hardwick, chief executive of Credit Benchmark, says the key skillsets that the vendor wants to hire include data scientists and data quality professionals, who can not only ensure and validat