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Headstart develops a job matching platform designed to hire a more diverse workforce. Its platform utilizes machine learning technology which combines psychometric testing and algorithmic analysis to offer effective, engaging and unbiased applicant review, enabling clients to find the right high potential employees regardless of gender, ethnic status, sexual orientation or age.

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Employee Ratings4.5
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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)66(+4%)
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Headstart Office Locations

Headstart has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
Northcliffe House, Kensington
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Headstart Financials and Metrics

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Headstart total Funding

$8.6 m

Headstart latest funding size

$7 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Headstart investors

Headstart's latest funding round in July 2019 was reported to be $7 m. In total, Headstart has raised $8.6 m
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Headstart News and Updates

Headstart raises $7 million for AI that tackles recruitment bias

Headstart is a platform that combines machine learning with myriad data sources to help companies reduce unconscious bias during recruitment.

Headstart just raised $7m to use AI to take the bias out of recruiting

Employers are increasingly turning to AI to speed up recruitment. Headstart just raised $7m to use AI to take the bias out of recruiting

Headstart Blogs

The most Underrepresented Groups in Finance

The financial world has long been nicknamed an “Old Man’s Club,” and it’s easy to see why. Many demographic groups are seriously underrepresented, as these alarming — and disappointing — statistics make clear. Who are the most underrepresented groups in banking and financial services? It’s the type …

How to see past mitigating circumstances (& hire top talent)

Very few of us enjoy a linear, bump-free path through life. Mitigating circumstances influence what’s happened to a candidate before they apply to your company. But they may have little bearing on the talent, performance, and energy that person can bring moving forward. The impact of mitigating circ…

What’s up with inequality in the workplace? 45 sobering stats

The world of work isn’t an equal playing field. But whether because of gender, age, race, or neuro differences, the fallout of inequality in the workplace is everyone’s business. Ready to see the big picture? Gender inequality at work: held back and harassed It’s been over half a century since pay d…

Cultivating inclusive early talent internships (+ 9 practical resources)

Early talent internships open doors to the world of work. But do they offer equal opportunities to new and soon-to-be grads from different demographics? Not always. Here’s how — and why — internships could offer more, to more people. The purpose of early talent internships Internships are nothing ne…

Add custom role labels, and export in bulk

We’re pleased to now provide the ability to export anonymised candidate data in bulk across roles, allowing you to perform custom analysis of application and rejection trends at a higher level.  In addition, roles can now be given custom labels – helping you to filter and slice your data with ease, …

Equality, women and work: damage control in 2021

COVID-19 has shut borders, closed businesses, and undone decades of progress for working women. Your business may have been top of the class for gender equity pre-2020, but take your eye off the ball now, and the results could be irreversible. 1: Today’s landscape 2: Achievements so far 3: Helping w…
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Headstart Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Headstart founded?

    Headstart was founded in 2016.

  • How many employees does Headstart have?

    Headstart has 66 employees.

  • Who are Headstart competitors?

    Competitors of Headstart include Turing, Humanly and Gupy.

  • Where is Headstart headquarters?

    Headstart headquarters is located at Northcliffe House, Kensington, London.

  • Where are Headstart offices?

    Headstart has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Headstart have?

    Headstart has 1 office.