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Frédéric Menting

“I really enjoyed that Giorgio (my Talent Partner) helped me to prepare for each step of the interview process as well as to follow up with the team. I actually felt that he cared about me, which I think is rare in external recruiting agencies. I enjoyed that the entire recruiting process was very professional and at the same time very personal.”

Frédéric Menting, Head of Business Development at HelloDone

 

Tess

The relationship that Kandidate has with the companies is so strong and so close that the whole process is streamlined, engaging and really quick. I was really pleased to be part of Decoded and hired for the amazing new role.

Tess, Head of Mentorship at Decoded

Sophie Matthews

What I enjoyed most was communication with my Talent Partner. She always responded promptly when I reached out to her or followed up on our calls. This helps to put candidates at ease during the recruitment process.

Sophie, People Manager at PayFit

Thomas Hadley

The job search with Kandidate was pleasant and productive leading to later stage interviews quickly. My Talent Partners were highly professional and took the time to understand why I was interested in certain roles, which helped find the role I was eventually hired for.

Thomas, CX Sales Coordinator

 

WHY CANDIDATES AND COMPANIES PREFER US

Connecting top talent with the hottest startups and high growth companies

We help candidates succeed

  • Relevant, profile-matching roles only
  • Financial & company details upfront
  • Absolute confidentiality
  • Full support throughout the hiring process
  • Interview tips and advice on next steps

and companies grow at light speed

  • Relevant, role-matching profiles only
  • Pre-vetted candidates
  • Effortless, hassle-free hiring
  • Communication with candidates
  • Advice on roles, profiles and scaling teams

Meet our team

We're a diverse group of experts with years of recruitment experience for top VC-backed startups and high growth companies.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

CEO & Co-Founder

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Head of Business Development

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Head of Research & Talent Partner

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Senior Talent Partner

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Senior Talent Partner

John Glass
John Glass

Head of Growth

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Senior Talent Partner

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Talent Partner

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

CEO & Co-Founder

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Head of Business Development

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Head of Research & Talent Partner

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Senior Talent Partner

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Senior Talent Partner

John Glass
John Glass

Head of Growth

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Senior Talent Partner

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Talent Partner

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

CEO & Co-Founder

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Head of Business Development

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Head of Research & Talent Partner

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Senior Talent Partner

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Senior Talent Partner

John Glass
John Glass

Head of Growth

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Senior Talent Partner

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Talent Partner

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

CEO & Co-Founder

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Head of Business Development

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Head of Research & Talent Partner

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Senior Talent Partner

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Senior Talent Partner

John Glass
John Glass

Head of Growth

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Senior Talent Partner

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Talent Partner

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

CEO & Co-Founder

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Head of Business Development

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Head of Research & Talent Partner

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Senior Talent Partner

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Senior Talent Partner

John Glass
John Glass

Head of Growth

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Senior Talent Partner

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Talent Partner

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Want to know more?

Kandidate is a curated talent matching platform, as opposed to an agency. Here are some key differences:

1. We offer complete transparency and provide job, company and salary details upfront. We don’t hide information from candidates or try to trick you into interviewing for a subpar role.

2. We have a wider network of partnering startups than agencies, meaning you have a higher chance of getting matched with a job through Kandidate. This is because we charge 2-3x less than agencies do and therefore attract startups that do not typically work with agencies.

3. We believe recruitment is about matching, not selling. We use machine and human intelligence to identify high relevance job matches for our candidate members with 65% accuracy. What this means is that nearly 7 out of 10 interview invites we send out to candidates are accepted.

1. Over 50% of Kandidate candidate members secure an interview within 7 days of expressing interest in a particular job or company, which is considerably faster than with any job board. This is because companies trust the quality of candidates coming from Kandidate more than job board applications.

2. The job discovery experience is much smoother and efficient with Kandidate than on job boards. Our team handpicks high-relevance jobs for you based on your background, experience and preferences. Once we’ve identified a role which we think you’d be interested in, we’ll send an email interview invite that you can click ‘accept’ or ‘decline’. Apply once to Kandidate and you will never have to crawl through job board search results, or manually submit a job application again.

3. Unlike job boards, we only get paid by the company if a Kandidate candidate member gets hired. Cliche as it may be – but we only succeed when you succeed.

We work mainly with commercial, non-technical roles for startups and high growth companies. Think Sales, Marketing, Operations, Talent, Data, & Product jobs, from Junior to Executive level. The majority of our roles sit within the 1-7 years of experience range.

Currently, we are best suited for candidates with two different backgrounds: those experienced in working at startups or larger tech firms, and those with no more than five years of experience from strategy consulting or investment banking.

On a case by case basis, we also hire for Engineering roles. You can find the newest Engineering opportunities on our Live Jobs page.

Our startups require candidates to be able to work without visa sponsorship.

You can, of course, do so, however, we believe you have a higher chance of success by applying as a Kandidate candidate member. Here’s why:

1. Companies receive a high volume of inbound applications of varying quality, which means it will take time before your application reaches the decision-maker. Kandidate candidates are immediately shortlisted to the relevant decision-maker for fast-tracked consideration.

2. We get paid only if you get hired, so we’re financially motivated to optimise on your chances of getting hired. This includes interview prep tips to following up with the company throughout the process, to ensure your application doesn’t get ‘stuck’.

Currently, most of the roles at Kandidate are full-time, so we’re best suited to match candidates who are looking for permanent employment.

Most of the roles on our platform are office-based. That said, many of our startups are remote-friendly and offer flexible working options.

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