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Our clients

Decoded
Chainalysis
Perkbox
Payfit
unibuddy
Ubeeqo

What our customers are saying about us

Hannah Spellmeyer

Paul from Kandidate integrated seamlessly into our recruiting team as our Talent Acquisition function was maturing. He gladly and effectively entered a new market for us, Asia-Pacific, and helped us make hires across Sales, Customer Success, and Product. He was a trusted resource for hiring managers and the People team here at Chainalysis.

Hannah Spellmeyer, Global Talent Acquisition Manager

Kathryn Parsons

The Kandidate team worked with us onsite for 18 months and helped us fill over 100 roles. The combination of their Talent Partners, their research team and platform really got us results.

Kathryn Parsons, CEO

Sten Saar

Kandidate has done a great job sourcing high quality candidates. They’ve been instrumental not only finding them, but also helping to close them. This is a key when hiring high quality talent.

Sten Saar, Co-Founder & CEO

Tess Young

Kandidate has been excellent in sourcing a pipeline of really strong, reliable, very diverse candidates from across the world, which takes away the pressure on me as a hiring manager. And, despite the roles being really specialist, the company really tailors the recruitment process for every scenario.

Tess Young, Head of Mentorship

WHY COMPANIES PREFER US

What makes us different from the recruitment agencies?

Hiring, the Kandidate way

  • We believe in matching, not selling
  • No cold-calling, no CV pushing
  • We deliver perfect matches using data science and human curation

Full focus

  • We partner exclusively with startups and high growth companies
  • We work mainly on non-technical positions for SaaS startups
  • We source Sales, Marketing, Ops, Data, Finance & Product talent

Seamless startups recruitment

1 Step

SHARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS

Tell us what you’re looking for and the requirements of the role.
2 Step

THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE ROLE

We map your requirements with over 14,000 candidates in our platform, using 20+ data points to send you the best matches.
3 Step

START INTERVIEWING WITHIN 7 DAYS

You review your interview-ready candidates and pick the ones you would like to interview. We’ll take care of the rest!

Our team for you

Delivered by a team with years of solid recruitment
experience for the UK’s top VC-backed startups & high growth companies

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder with 2 exits. Hired 40+ people as a General Manager at OneFineStay & Rocket Internet, before founding Kandidate. Head of Talent across multiple clients.

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Krista comes from a background in media sales having worked on magazine titles like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca has most recently worked onsite at Cleo and iTech Media and before this worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley at Yelp as their senior technical recruiter.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina previously worked in the charity/social enterprise sector, and in her spare time still spends a few hours a week supporting an international human rights association.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio has placed 30+ candidates in 25+ FinTech and AI startups in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and London. His specialties are Senior Sales and Customer Success roles.

John Glass
John Glass

John has previously worked for 10 years building his own brands and teams in fashion. He entered Kandidate with lots of experience on the client side of the hiring process and with an enthusiastic curiosity for the tech startup landscape.

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Stina has helped 50+ candidates find jobs in dozens of tech startups in London, France, Germany and New York. She specialises in Marketing, Sales and Customer Success.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane has placed 30+ candidates at some of the most exciting London startups such as Perkbox, Ubeeqo or Healthy.io to name a few. He specialises in revenue-generating roles including SDRs, BDMs and Account Executives.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder with 2 exits. Hired 40+ people as a General Manager at OneFineStay & Rocket Internet, before founding Kandidate. Head of Talent across multiple clients.

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Krista comes from a background in media sales having worked on magazine titles like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca has most recently worked onsite at Cleo and iTech Media and before this worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley at Yelp as their senior technical recruiter.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina previously worked in the charity/social enterprise sector, and in her spare time still spends a few hours a week supporting an international human rights association.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio has placed 30+ candidates in 25+ FinTech and AI startups in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and London. His specialties are Senior Sales and Customer Success roles.

John Glass
John Glass

John has previously worked for 10 years building his own brands and teams in fashion. He entered Kandidate with lots of experience on the client side of the hiring process and with an enthusiastic curiosity for the tech startup landscape.

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Stina has helped 50+ candidates find jobs in dozens of tech startups in London, France, Germany and New York. She specialises in Marketing, Sales and Customer Success.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane has placed 30+ candidates at some of the most exciting London startups such as Perkbox, Ubeeqo or Healthy.io to name a few. He specialises in revenue-generating roles including SDRs, BDMs and Account Executives.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder with 2 exits. Hired 40+ people as a General Manager at OneFineStay & Rocket Internet, before founding Kandidate. Head of Talent across multiple clients.

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Krista comes from a background in media sales having worked on magazine titles like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca has most recently worked onsite at Cleo and iTech Media and before this worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley at Yelp as their senior technical recruiter.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina previously worked in the charity/social enterprise sector, and in her spare time still spends a few hours a week supporting an international human rights association.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio has placed 30+ candidates in 25+ FinTech and AI startups in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and London. His specialties are Senior Sales and Customer Success roles.

John Glass
John Glass

John has previously worked for 10 years building his own brands and teams in fashion. He entered Kandidate with lots of experience on the client side of the hiring process and with an enthusiastic curiosity for the tech startup landscape.

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Stina has helped 50+ candidates find jobs in dozens of tech startups in London, France, Germany and New York. She specialises in Marketing, Sales and Customer Success.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane has placed 30+ candidates at some of the most exciting London startups such as Perkbox, Ubeeqo or Healthy.io to name a few. He specialises in revenue-generating roles including SDRs, BDMs and Account Executives.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder with 2 exits. Hired 40+ people as a General Manager at OneFineStay & Rocket Internet, before founding Kandidate. Head of Talent across multiple clients.

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Krista comes from a background in media sales having worked on magazine titles like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca has most recently worked onsite at Cleo and iTech Media and before this worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley at Yelp as their senior technical recruiter.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina previously worked in the charity/social enterprise sector, and in her spare time still spends a few hours a week supporting an international human rights association.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio has placed 30+ candidates in 25+ FinTech and AI startups in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and London. His specialties are Senior Sales and Customer Success roles.

John Glass
John Glass

John has previously worked for 10 years building his own brands and teams in fashion. He entered Kandidate with lots of experience on the client side of the hiring process and with an enthusiastic curiosity for the tech startup landscape.

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Stina has helped 50+ candidates find jobs in dozens of tech startups in London, France, Germany and New York. She specialises in Marketing, Sales and Customer Success.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane has placed 30+ candidates at some of the most exciting London startups such as Perkbox, Ubeeqo or Healthy.io to name a few. He specialises in revenue-generating roles including SDRs, BDMs and Account Executives.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder with 2 exits. Hired 40+ people as a General Manager at OneFineStay & Rocket Internet, before founding Kandidate. Head of Talent across multiple clients.

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

Krista comes from a background in media sales having worked on magazine titles like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca has most recently worked onsite at Cleo and iTech Media and before this worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley at Yelp as their senior technical recruiter.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina previously worked in the charity/social enterprise sector, and in her spare time still spends a few hours a week supporting an international human rights association.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio has placed 30+ candidates in 25+ FinTech and AI startups in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and London. His specialties are Senior Sales and Customer Success roles.

John Glass
John Glass

John has previously worked for 10 years building his own brands and teams in fashion. He entered Kandidate with lots of experience on the client side of the hiring process and with an enthusiastic curiosity for the tech startup landscape.

Stina Van Der Straeten
Stina Van Der Straeten

Stina has helped 50+ candidates find jobs in dozens of tech startups in London, France, Germany and New York. She specialises in Marketing, Sales and Customer Success.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane has placed 30+ candidates at some of the most exciting London startups such as Perkbox, Ubeeqo or Healthy.io to name a few. He specialises in revenue-generating roles including SDRs, BDMs and Account Executives.

Build a team that takes your company to the next level

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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 don’t employ any salespeople and never cold call. Instead, 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.

We partner exclusively with VC-backed startups — from earlier-stage startups that have raised the first investment round and headcount of ~5 to growth-stage firms like Uber and TransferWise. On occasion, we also work with accelerators, incubators and VC firms.
We are strict about our criteria and manually pre-vet companies before letting them hire through Kandidate.

Kandidate works exclusively on commercial, non-technical roles for startups. Think Sales jobs, Marketing jobs, Operations jobs and Account Management 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.

Our startups require candidates to be able to work in the UK without sponsorship.

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