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Scale-ups

Ready for the next phase of growth? You need a team with the right skills to enable scalable, repeatable models. Whether you seek seasoned leaders with a proven track record or rising stars ready for their first big challenge, we’ve got your back. For over 10 years, we’ve built winning leadership teams for some of the biggest scale-up success stories.

Start-ups

Whether you’re ready to hire your first leaders or need a specialised approach to build a top-tier leadership team, we’re here to help. With over a decade of experience partnering with startup founders, we know what it takes to create a winning leadership team.

Venture Capitalists

The growing trend of Investors and VC firms offering portfolio companies HR and TA services says one thing - the right talent is critical to getting a start up to scale up and beyond. We are your trusted talent acquisition partner, supporting you and your portfolio with those success-defining critical hires your portfolio needs to make

About us

Looking to make key hires for your tech startup or scaleup?

We’ve got you covered at every stage:

    • Post-fundraising, when it’s time to scale your team
    • Bootstrapping, and adding essential roles
    • Starting up, and need your first leader
    • Scaling up, and require top management and leadership
    • Entering new markets, pivoting, or enhancing your executive team

    Founded by veteran headhunter Aneta Lee, we offer over a decade of expertise in making world class hires for digital tech and vc-backed ventures across Europe.

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    Benedikt Kronberger
    We worked with KeyHire in a search for one of our cyber security companies, where they helped us staff a C-level position. KeyHire managed the process very well and we ended up finding a very good candidate. I can only recommend them!
    Benedikt Kronberger | Partner
    Btov Partners
    We worked with KeyHire in a search for one of our cyber security companies, where they helped us staff a C-level position. KeyHire managed the process very well and we ended up finding a very good candidate. I can only recommend them!
    Benedikt Kronberger
    Benedikt Kronberger | Partner
    Btov Partners
    Mark Laurent
    I’ve worked with KeyHire on the search of a VP Marketing for PlayPlay which is one of our portfolio companies. KeyHire are a business-oriented headhunter able to pitch a startup as if they were an investor. They were highly involved in the process...
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    Mark Laurent | Founding Partner
    Kerala Ventures
    I’ve worked with KeyHire on the search of a VP Marketing for PlayPlay which is one of our portfolio companies. KeyHire are a business-oriented headhunter able to pitch a startup as if they were an investor. They were highly involved in the process, sourced tens of great candidates and contributed to sourcing a great VP Marketing who joined PlayPlay a few months after we launched the hiring process. ,
    Mark Laurent
    Mark Laurent | Founding Partner
    Kerala Ventures
    Puren Ucar
    KeyHire helped us with one of our investments’ UK Leadership expansion needs. They are fast; we liked the fact that they were able to compose on-target candidate list in a very short period of time. They were also able to give detailed info...
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    Puren Ucar | Talent Manager
    Earlybird Venture Capital
    KeyHire helped us with one of our investments’ UK Leadership expansion needs. They are fast; we liked the fact that they were able to compose on-target candidate list in a very short period of time. They were also able to give detailed info regarding the candidates. They are flexible, open to receive feedback. KeyHire are not a headhunter with “I am done after 5 candidates shortlisted” approach. Very collaborative and responsible. Ready to go extra mile if needed. We will definitely work with them again for our portfolio companies.
    Puren Ucar
    Puren Ucar | Talent Manager
    Earlybird Venture Capital
    Tomasz Domino
    Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates for our leadership positions. Their profound understanding of the executive landscape and personalized approach to recruitment have significantly contributed to our team's growth and success. ...
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    Tomasz Domino | COO
    Infermedica
    Aneta and KeyHire have been instrumental in elevating our talent acquisition process at Infermedica, successfully connecting us with exceptional candidates for our leadership positions. Their profound understanding of the executive landscape and personalized approach to recruitment have significantly contributed to our team's growth and success. We highly recommend KeyHire to any organization looking to enhance their leadership team with top-tier executives.  
    Tomasz Domino
    Tomasz Domino | COO
    Infermedica
    Lucek Samulowski
    KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand what good looks like and have a relevant international network. If we had not internalised exec search in DP, I would have been thrilled to ...
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    Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
    Docplanner
    KeyHire helped Docplanner on a senior search a while ago. They are a partner rather than a provider. They understand what good looks like and have a relevant international network. If we had not internalised exec search in DP, I would have been thrilled to continue our working relationship. Keep rocking it!
    Lucek Samulowski
    Lucek Samulowski | Co-Founder and Chief People Officer
    Docplanner
    Joel Kemp
    KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach they took to approaching potential candidates. I felt KeyHire made sure they were representing our company in a...
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    Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
    Lockwood Publishing
    KeyHire was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach they took to approaching potential candidates. I felt KeyHire made sure they were representing our company in a very sensitive and professional way and yielded excellent results as they approached the candidates in a respectful way. I felt that KeyHire was looking after our interests. Trust is key here as you often feel other recruiters can be inflating salaries and feeding back information that you don’t feel is often the full picture. I would fully recommend using their more curated approach.  
    Joel Kemp
    Joel Kemp | Co-Founder
    Lockwood Publishing
    John Broome
    I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common understanding of what our priorities were and our Vision, KeyHire helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation ...
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    John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
    Syncron
    I worked with KeyHire to find a talented Head of UX based on our company needs. Through developing a common understanding of what our priorities were and our Vision, KeyHire helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in working with KeyHire again to find the right person to join our company.
    John Broome
    John Broome | Head of Product Management & UX
    Syncron
    Christian Sæterhaug
    We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work was conducted to the high standards required by Gelato and as such I would recommend KeyHire as an effective and reliable search partner to growth...
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    Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
    Gelato
    We’ve worked with KeyHire on a number of executive search and senior recruitment projects for Gelato. The search work was conducted to the high standards required by Gelato and as such I would recommend KeyHire as an effective and reliable search partner to growth startups. KeyHire are fast and they manage the communication very well.
    Christian Sæterhaug
    Christian Sæterhaug | VP North America,
    Gelato
    Gaëtan Gachet
    I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product) that we needed to fill in Europe. I’ve worked with several external recruiters in the region and KeyHire has really blown me away by...
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    Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
    Algolia
    I’ve had the chance to work with KeyHire on a particularly challenging req (sales leadership for a technical SaaS product) that we needed to fill in Europe. I’ve worked with several external recruiters in the region and KeyHire has really blown me away by how spot on the candidates they introduced us to were. Our requirements were very challenging and they still managed to find profiles who would perfectly fit these requirements. I only have good words to share on their work.
    Gaëtan Gachet
    Gaëtan Gachet | Chief Strategy Officer
    Algolia
    David Darmainin
    I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to great matches, and their communication and work ethic is impeccable. KeyHire also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were...
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    David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
    David Darmainin - HotJar
    I had the pleasure of working with KeyHire on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. They introduced us to great matches, and their communication and work ethic is impeccable. KeyHire also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were looking for. Because of this we’ve given them more roles and they have become a critical part of our overall hiring efforts.
    David Darmainin
    David Darmainin | CEO & Founder
    David Darmainin - HotJar

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