Executive Talent Partner To Tech Startups In Early Stage & Growth
It all starts with people
It all starts with people
As a Founder, you are starting up or scaling up and looking to grow your Leadership Team.
Whether to launch, scale or pivot, you need experienced and driven executives. Your long-term business success is built on quality and happiness of your workforce. Hence why you want to make hiring and retaining talent your priority and your foundation. Together, we build entrepreneurial executive teams for the sustained success of your business in the digital economy.
We build Leadership Teams for your business to get to the next level.
We had seen Founders look for answers. How to attract and retain the best Talent? How to build and scale culture that allows employees to thrive and be their best?
We have since launched KeyHire to help Founders in areas of:
✔search & selection of top executive talent
✔understanding the talent market and building a compelling pitch to passive top talent
✔articulating company culture and values
✔accelerating time to hire and enhancing quality of hire
✔ industry trends
KeyHire are a specialised Team of Researchers and Search Consultants with a strong track record of Pan-European appointments. Our expertise lies in early and growth stage startup businesses in technology and innovation across industries. We partner with venture capital, private equity portfolios as well as with bootstrapped and corporate startups.
Headquartered in London, we operate a global network of accomplished top talent across all business functions. We curate high-touch individual and trusted relationships with our talent pool. Our research capability focuses on market mapping and analysis to keep abreast of market movement, trends and data.
KeyHire North Star is to deliver impactful change for your organisation and our candidate network. Game-changing and life-changing.
We were born out of and driven by the passion for putting people first. Always.
As your trusted partner we work together in a collaborative and transparent way toward your hiring success
We advise an agile search methodology in close partnership with both companies and candidates, which allows for an efficient process and a successful hire.
No two positions, no two companies and no two candidates are alike and every search requires a personalised and curated approach.
THE COMMUNICATION IN SEARCH
'Aneta helped us with one of our investments' UK Leadership expansion needs. She is fast; we liked the fact that she was able to compose on-target candidate list in a very short period of time. She was also able to give detailed info regarding the candidates. She is flexible, open to receive feedback. She is 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 her again for our portfolio companies.'
'I had the pleasure of working with Aneta on placing key exec roles at Hotjar. She introduced us to great matches, and her communication and work ethic is impeccable. Aneta also invested time to truly understand our needs and what we were looking for. Because of this we've given her more roles and she has become a critical part of our overall hiring efforts.’
‘I've had the chance to work with Aneta 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 Aneta has really blown me away by how spot on the candidates she introduced us to were. Our requirements were very challenging and she still managed to find profiles who would perfectly fit these requirements. I only have good words to share on her work.’
‘We’ve worked with Aneta 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 Aneta as an effective and reliable search partner to growth startups. Aneta is fast and she manages the communication very well.’
‘I worked with Aneta during an executive search at data Artisans. That was a hard search for a variety of reasons, but Aneta worked especially hard to map out the market and delivered successfully.’
‘I worked with Aneta 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 Aneta helped us to be successful in finding the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in working with Aneta again to find the right person to join our company.’
‘Aneta is doing a great work helping us to find best talents for our company. I highly recommend to work with her.’
‘I’ve worked with Aneta on the search of a VP Marketing for PlayPlay which is one of our portfolio companies.
Aneta is a business-oriented headhunter able to pitch a startup as if she was an investor :)
She was 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.’
'We worked with Aneta in a search for one of our cyber security companies, where she helped us staff a C-level position. Aneta managed the process very well and we ended up finding a very good candidate. I can only recommend her!'
'Aneta was retained to conduct a search for the Head of Studio for Lockwood Publishing. I like the very calm, controlled and curated approach she took to approaching potential candidates. I felt Aneta made sure she was representing our company in a very sensitive and professional way and yielded excellent results as she approached the candidates in a respectful way. I felt that Aneta 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 her more curated approach.'
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