The three year old startup Onfido, has hired Google executive, Ed Ungar, to be its new chief commercial officer. Onfido is a London-based background-checking startup. The startup has raised over $5m in two rounds of financing.
Ungar headed Google's efforts to sell AdWords to small businesses through a network of partners. He has also worked at The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs — quite a pedigree. Onfido raised $4.5 million (£2.9 million) back in February from investors including Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman and Wellington Partners, which has funded the likes of Spotify and Zopa. Ungar told Business Insider: "I came across [Onfido] through a longtime connection I had with Wellington, Onfido's venture capital backers. They were very keen to put me in touch and it went from there. "My brief is really sales and marketing, but it's also to do with how we scale and build out Onfido, and take it to different markets."