Startup Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading startup recruitment company with a particular understanding of the dynamic culture and commercial demands within the high tech startup / incubator community. We are accustomed to working with Tech Startups located across different countries and time zones - startups looking to recruit developers that could be based anywhere.  

Since 1987 we have played a pivotal role partnering UK high tech companies setting up for the first time, together with US companies expanding into the EU. Such relationships have proved enduring.

Through partnering with RWA over the longer term such companies have successfully built and grown their businesses from the ground up. Successfully identifying the perfect candidate is no fluke; we have the skills and contacts to hit the ground running yet the closer and longer we work with our clients the better tuned such skills become.  

Clients include the likes of:

  • PassivSystems
  • iOra
  • Veeemotion
  • Ardenta
  • Osirium
  • Ecrebo
  • Flexeye
  • Supersolid
  • Gotham Digital Science
  • Oregan Networks
  • Secerno (now Oracle-Secerno)
  • Rovi
  • Content Technologies (now Clearswift)
  • Flexera Software
  • Superscape (now GluMobile)
  • McAfee
  • Insignia Solutions (now Myriad Group)

Hiring Top Talent

Hiring the top talent (and at a competitive rate) remains one of the biggest challenges for IT startups.  RWA is aware of how critical the first employees are to the success of a business and works in partnership with founders / CTO’s to source the top talent.

There are many benefits for candidates to joining a startup.  A few of these are:

  1. The people you work with will be some of the smartest you have ever met
  2. You will be an important member of the team and your ideas and input will make a measurable difference
  3. You will gain vast experience and exposure regardless of how much you have when you join
  4. If you have the capacity to learn (and learn fast) there is no better place to be than a company with the potential for rapid growth
  5. You will be a part of a tight knit workforce and collaborative tech start-up culture with all the fun and sense of pride and achievement that entails
  6. Startups have less bureaucracy due to a relatively flat organisational structure which will allow your ideas to be progressed rapidly
  7. You are much more likely to know exactly how you are making a difference and affecting the success of the company
  8. Jam tomorrow.  Joining a start-up pre IPO could - just could - make you seriously rich!
  9. ‘See the world’!  We don’t necessarily mean globally, but in business terms how and why things happen; working closely with BA’s, Marketing, Pre- and Post-Sales etc will provide this valuable insight
  10. Tech start-ups regularly create jobs that hitherto didn’t exist; in short, they’re business savvy and flexible enough to move on Top Talent when they come across it. YOU?!  

Artificial Intelligence Startups Are Booming In The UK

AI is more than a trend in investment activity. Uniquely, AI is a sub-sector of technology which is set for a development surge as technologies associated with AI advance and the reliance on AI products for businesses across all sectors to stay competitive grows.

This is already happening according to Forbes.  A Narrative Science survey found last year that 38% of enterprises are already using AI, growing to 62% by 2018. Forrester Research predicted a greater than 300% increase in investment in artificial intelligence in 2017 compared with 2016. IDC estimated that the AI market will grow from $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020.

2016 A Record Breaking Year for Europe’s Tech Startups

Europe is expected to hit $13.6 billion in tech investments in 2016, up from $12.6 billion in 2015, as newer technology hubs crop up outside traditional capital centres, according to a report produced by venture capital firm Atomico released at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki this week.

The report suggests Munich, Zurich, Lisbon, Madrid, and Copenhagen will be ones to watch over the coming years. Paris is starting to seriously challenge London and Berlin in terms of the number of VC-financed deals and deal volume.

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