Case Study: Hiring-Hub

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In October 2014, VentureFounders successfully completed the £425,011 growth capital fundraise for Hiring Hub. is an award-winning, online recruitment marketplace, revolutionising the UK’s recruitment industry, by offering a compelling proposition for both employers and recruitment agencies.

Hiring Hub innovative business model has gained significant traction in the UK, with 750 registered recruitment agencies and more than 400 employers, including some of the UK’s leading employers.

The capital injection to was used to further develop the company's online platform, expand internationally and invest in PR, targeted digital marketing and the scaling of its direct sales team to accelerate brand awareness and customer acquisition.

The advice from VentureFounders was just as valuable as the network of investors they introduced us to. They invested a lot of time to support us as a management team

Sara Jones Co-Founder, Hiring-Hub

Investment Highlights

  • Proven concept with clear path to commercialisation 

  • Highly scalable business model in the UK and abroad

  • Award-winning start-up led by experienced management team

  • Disruptive product, revolutionising the traditional recruitment model


Over the last twelve months, Hiring-Hub has used the VentureFounders' investment to build a direct sales team and develop its platform to ensure it can scale up in line with the company’s growth.

Hiring-Hub has met its growth projection; doubling its headcount during the last 12 months while revenue is forecast to triple from 2015 to 2016.

Simon Swan and Sara Jones, the Co-Founders of Hiring-Hub, also secured a six-figure grant from the Innovate UK to develop the next generation of the company’s platform and have finalised a partnership deal with KPMG.

Hiring-Hub has set ambitious future growth targets and is determined to continue on this strong upward trajectory of 2016. 



Hiring-Hub set ambitious targets for growth at the end of last year and, having hit these targets, we are determined to continue on this upward trajectory. We have built a phenomenal team and are consistently increasing our user base and revenue.

Simon Swan Co-Founder and CEO, Hiring-Hub