Connectr is the leading HR tech platform for building businesses where people belong.
Puma Private Equity has invested £8.7 million investment into Connectr (formerly known as MyKindaFuture), the UK’s largest emerging talent specialist whose clients include BT, Deloitte, Cisco and Burberry, as well as the education and government sectors.
Focusing its recruitment on young people, Connectr aims to help students from a range of backgrounds develop employability skills and succeed in the workplace, whilst also supporting employers with their recruitment needs from work experience and apprenticeships through to graduate programmes. Founded in 2011, the company has established a strong track record and network, engaging with more than 25,000 young people in 2019.
Connectr has an expert management team and increased digital revenue in 2020 increased 100% vs the prior year, despite the underlying challenges for employers due to Covid-19. Our investment will support the company’s continued growth and enable Connectr to further scale its offering across different recruitment specialisms.
The company’s view
Will Akerman, Founder of Connectr
“This new funding from Puma Investments will enable us to continue building on our success within the emerging talent space, supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and achieving our goal — to reduce youth unemployment.”
Our investment view
Ben Leslie, Investment Manager
“Connectr creates a positive social impact for young people across the UK whilst operating a successful, scalable business. Our investment will allow the team to continue setting the standard for this sector, and help address the frustration of the skills gap currently holding back corporates, educators and young people.”