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Our clients

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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

WHY STARTUPS 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
  • We work on non-technical positions for SaaS startups
  • We source Sales, Marketing and Operations talent

Seamless startups recruitment

Get matched with the best Sales, Marketing and Operations talent and build an in-house team that takes your startup to the next level.

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

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder, former Country Manager at TakeEatEasy & GM at OneFineStay

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

She found the perfect mix in Kandidate, a tech startup that helps hire for the best startups in the UK and Europe.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca joined Kandidate in November 2018, ready and excited to take on the London recruiting scene.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina joined RiseHigh in spring 2017 before the company was acquired by Kandidate

Arielle Carrara
Arielle Carrara

Arielle joined Kandidate LTD in 2018 after years of working in recruitment and sales in the professional services, financial services, tech and medical industries.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio fell into recruitment because of his interest for people and the desire to help them achieve their goals.

John Glass
John Glass

John 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 joined Kandidate in November 2018 after graduating with a BSc from UCL in IT Business Management.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane is always up for a chat over a coffee, to find out what you’re looking for in your next role.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder, former Country Manager at TakeEatEasy & GM at OneFineStay

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

She found the perfect mix in Kandidate, a tech startup that helps hire for the best startups in the UK and Europe.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca joined Kandidate in November 2018, ready and excited to take on the London recruiting scene.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina joined RiseHigh in spring 2017 before the company was acquired by Kandidate

Arielle Carrara
Arielle Carrara

Arielle joined Kandidate LTD in 2018 after years of working in recruitment and sales in the professional services, financial services, tech and medical industries.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio fell into recruitment because of his interest for people and the desire to help them achieve their goals.

John Glass
John Glass

John 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 joined Kandidate in November 2018 after graduating with a BSc from UCL in IT Business Management.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane is always up for a chat over a coffee, to find out what you’re looking for in your next role.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder, former Country Manager at TakeEatEasy & GM at OneFineStay

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

She found the perfect mix in Kandidate, a tech startup that helps hire for the best startups in the UK and Europe.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca joined Kandidate in November 2018, ready and excited to take on the London recruiting scene.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina joined RiseHigh in spring 2017 before the company was acquired by Kandidate

Arielle Carrara
Arielle Carrara

Arielle joined Kandidate LTD in 2018 after years of working in recruitment and sales in the professional services, financial services, tech and medical industries.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio fell into recruitment because of his interest for people and the desire to help them achieve their goals.

John Glass
John Glass

John 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 joined Kandidate in November 2018 after graduating with a BSc from UCL in IT Business Management.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane is always up for a chat over a coffee, to find out what you’re looking for in your next role.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder, former Country Manager at TakeEatEasy & GM at OneFineStay

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

She found the perfect mix in Kandidate, a tech startup that helps hire for the best startups in the UK and Europe.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca joined Kandidate in November 2018, ready and excited to take on the London recruiting scene.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina joined RiseHigh in spring 2017 before the company was acquired by Kandidate

Arielle Carrara
Arielle Carrara

Arielle joined Kandidate LTD in 2018 after years of working in recruitment and sales in the professional services, financial services, tech and medical industries.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio fell into recruitment because of his interest for people and the desire to help them achieve their goals.

John Glass
John Glass

John 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 joined Kandidate in November 2018 after graduating with a BSc from UCL in IT Business Management.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane is always up for a chat over a coffee, to find out what you’re looking for in your next role.

Alex van Klaveren
Alex van Klaveren

3x Founder, former Country Manager at TakeEatEasy & GM at OneFineStay

Krista Walker
Krista Walker

She found the perfect mix in Kandidate, a tech startup that helps hire for the best startups in the UK and Europe.

Rebecca DiMassa
Rebecca DiMassa

Rebecca joined Kandidate in November 2018, ready and excited to take on the London recruiting scene.

Katariina Salomäki
Katariina Salomäki

Katariina joined RiseHigh in spring 2017 before the company was acquired by Kandidate

Arielle Carrara
Arielle Carrara

Arielle joined Kandidate LTD in 2018 after years of working in recruitment and sales in the professional services, financial services, tech and medical industries.

Giorgio Benazzo
Giorgio Benazzo

Giorgio fell into recruitment because of his interest for people and the desire to help them achieve their goals.

John Glass
John Glass

John 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 joined Kandidate in November 2018 after graduating with a BSc from UCL in IT Business Management.

Sofiane Lahlaoui
Sofiane Lahlaoui

Sofiane is always up for a chat over a coffee, to find out what you’re looking for in your next role.

Choose the pricing model that works best for you

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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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