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Kahoot! launches in-app quiz creation and hosting tools to turn students from learners into leaders

Renovata client, Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform used by more than half of U.S. K-12 students, has launched a mobile update that allows users to create and host their own…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Myriam Vacher

Consultant

Industry News

Pipedrive, a CRM and sales tool, raises $50M to take on Salesforce and Microsoft

Techcrunch reports on Pipedrive, a Renovata client, which has raised a new $50M round of funding. Pipedrive is carving its niche in the $40BN CRM space, with a specific focus…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Myriam Vacher

Consultant

Industry News

Finovate: “Intelligent Environments Rebrands as ieDigital”

Fintech blog Finovate reports on the news that Renovata client, Intelligent Environments, is rebranding to ieDigital. Renovata conducted the executive search that led to the appointment of Jeremy Young as…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Alex Zaharia

Research Associate

Client News

Sean T. Flynn takes Gympass US GM role; search by Renovata

Gympass, the business which connects employee wellness programs with local fitness centres, gyms and activities has appointed Sean T. Flynn as US General Manager, following a successful Executive Search by…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Insights

Recruitment Guide: Chief Financial Officer

20 years ago, a CFO would have been judged on their technical skills. The CFO was the ‘bean counter’: a proceduralist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the tax code. Today,…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

Renovata conducts successful search for Theory; Michelle Cutter joins as SVP, Digital & E-Commerce

Theory, the New York based fashion retailer with an uncompromising focus on quality and innovation, has appointed Michelle Cutter as SVP, Digital and e-commerce; after a successful executive search led…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Renovata News

Three new faces for Renovata’s research team

In-depth market knowledge is at the heart of the Renovata promise. We are therefore delighted to announce that we are boosting our research capacity on both sides of the Atlantic….

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Sam Keen

Research Analyst

Emily LaMantia

Project Co-ordinator

Insights

Worthy of Westeros: why businesses are like empires

  And perhaps that’s no surprise. Businesses share plenty with empires and tribes. They are both groups of people aligned around a common goal and powered by ambition and the…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Michael T McDonnell

Partner|Stockholm

Industry News

Klarna acquires universal shopping cart Shop.co

  German startup Shop.co, meanwhile, also simplifies shopping. The company has developed a browser extension which creates a ‘Universal Cart’, through which payments can be consolidated for any online retailer…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Vanessa Dill

Consultant

Industry News

Venturebeat: “Candy Crush is still a beast, helping King hit a quarterly revenue record”

The casual gaming sector is notoriously fickle, with consumers rapidly falling out of love with games which have had their day. It has in the past caused volatility and uncertainty…

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Kate Harrison

Partner

Mannie Gill

Partner

Renovata News

Renovata grows Nordics team with Aina Elnan

  Moving to London, she looked for a new career. “Any services business is as much about building relationships as providing the service itself. It’s about operating successfully and profitably…

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Aina Elnan

Senior Associate

Michael T McDonnell

Partner|Stockholm

Industry News

StepStone, an Axel Springer SE Company, Completes the Acquisition of Universum

Universum will continue to operate as an independent brand, but in the competitive online jobs marketplace, it will offer Stepstone a further differentiating USP: a further disciplined and quantified approach…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Anne Lucas

Consultant

Client News

Renovata finds new CEO for leading property crowdfund platform, Property Partner

  Marshall King’s appointment follows Founder Dan Gandesha’s decision to step down from the position as CEO. Dan will remain in the company and as a member of Property Partner’s…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Lucy Brealy

Consultant

Client News

The Register: “Scality swallows $60m to tame the multi-cloud data management beast”

The $60M round was arranged by investment bank, Silverpeak, with backing from Scality’s original investors plus a new injection from Harbert European Growth Capital. The Register speculates that the jewel…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

Renovata places Rupert Spiegelberg as new CEO for IDnow

IDnow is one of Europe’s fastest growing Fintech companies. Using machine learning, IDnow is building an effective Identity-as-a-Service platform that can verify the identities of more than 5.5 billion people…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Lucy Brealy

Consultant

Client News

Renovata continues to build out Market Logic Sales Team

Data-driven insight is essential to effective marketing, but many companies in this space focus on large amounts of structured, granular data (e.g. web page histories). Market Logic, instead, makes sense…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Renovata News

Phoebe Holland joins Renovata as EA/Project Co-ordinator

Phoebe has a first-class Honours degree in Law with American Studies from the University of Sussex; as part of which she spent a year studying Law at the University of…

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Phoebe Holland

Project Co-ordinator

Industry News

Finextra: “NMI to buy Creditcall”

Based in Bristol, Creditcall is a leading provider of EMV (chip-enabled) credit card services. Renovata has conducted several senior executive searches for the company. Finextra quotes Creditcall CEO Lars Pedersen…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Industry News

The Drum: “Coty focuses on AI with growth accelerator competition”

Renovata is delighted to have worked with both Coty and its ground-breaking in-house agency subsidiary, Beamly. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is today the #1 fragrance manufacturer, the #2…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Myriam Vacher

Consultant

Client News

Gary Higham takes WonderBill VP Eng. role following search by Renovata

WonderBill is the easy way for consumers to manage their household bills on mobile. After a hassle-free adoption process (adding bills is simple), users get a visual dashboard of their…

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Lisa Morgan

Consultant

Alex Zaharia

Research Associate

Industry News

Crunchbase: “Dropbox Prices IPO Above Expectations At $21”

There has been a significant cooling in progress towards IPO, and several candidate companies are consciously remaining in private hands. 2014 saw 62 tech companies go public; since then no…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Renovata News

Renovata adds Anne Lucas to the team

The start of her recruitment career coincided with the dotcom bubble, and Anne says “We were doing the reverse of what we do now. In those days we took people…

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Anne Lucas

Consultant

Industry News

Financial Times: “Four takeaways from Spotify’s market debut”

Spotify’s arrival was not guaranteed to be smooth: having disrupted (and possibly saved) the music business, Spotify has disrupted the IPO process too; opting for a “direct listing” without the…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Insights

From the Penthouse to the Ground Floor

Many executives – irrespective of role or sector – find the transition from a large, established organisation to a startup challenging. That’s fair – it’s going to be different! But…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

UKTN: “Property Partner founder Daniel Gandesha steps down as CEO

Gandesha has built the business from scratch to its current pre-eminent position, including raising more than £22m from investors including Index Ventures, Seedcamp and Octopus Ventures. He will remain a…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Lucy Brealy

Consultant

Renovata News

CFO James Kempton boosts Renovata management team

After a brief foray into teaching, James realised that business was his forte; and was soon working in the UK and New Zealand for leading accounting and consulting firms (Arthur…

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James Kempton

Chief Finance Officer

Industry News

Bloomberg: “Octopus Ventures Raises $284 Million Fund for European Startups”

Bloomberg reports that Octopus has raised a EUR230M fund to invest in young European businesses; noting that the sizeable fund is testament to a resilient pipeline and plenty of market…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Client News

Oden Technologies lands John Turek for CTO role

Oden combines industrial hardware, wireless connectivity, and big data architecture into one simple solution, enabling manufacturers to analyze and optimize production processes in real-time from any device. Oden IoT devices…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Industry News

A stake in tech star IP Solutions has been snapped up by private equity firm LDC

The terms of the deal have not been announced, but Chief Executive Matt Parker has confirmed that the cash injection will be used to accelerate the company’s growth through acquisition….

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Industry News

Index Ventures launches guide to stock options for European startups

The new handbook, titled “Rewarding Talent”, is an invaluable guide for European entrepreneurs, tackling the essential questions on incentivisation: Who should get stock options and on what basis? How incentivisation…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Renovata News

Renovata welcomes Sarah Clark as EA/Project Co-ordinator

Having earned a degree in English from Leeds University, Yorkshire-born Sarah has worked in recruitment for her whole career, consistently increasing her knowledge and skillset. From the outset, she has…

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Sarah Clark

Project Co-ordinator

Client News

Renovata finds VP, Logistics and Operations for MakeSpace

Jesus is a logistics and operations specialist with a balanced blend of technical and leadership skills. He began his career as an economic consultant for PwC developing optimal transfer pricing…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

Another Renovata success with Coty: Eric Long joins as VP Global eCommerce Operations

Renovata continues its successful partnership with New York beauty products company, Coty, with the appointment of Eric Long as VP, Global eCommerce Operations; following a successful executive search by Renovata….

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Myriam Vacher

Consultant

Client News

Miles Williams joins JW Player as Chief Marketing Officer

Miles has spent over 20 years building and scaling profitable marketing organizations to grow brands; initially in the book trade as the industry transitioned online (Prentice Hall, Fatbrain, Barnes &…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

Renovata’s third leader for Fuse Universal: Tim O’Donoghue joins as CTO

For over 20 years, Tim has managed the technology roadmap for cutting-edge quoted and PE/VC-backed digital businesses across a range of sectors from financial services to enterprise software. He has…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Lucy Brealy

Consultant

Industry News

TechCrunch: “Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product”

  TechCrunch notes that Vimeo has established itself in the crowded streaming market as the choice of the professional and semi-pro video community; and in that respect Livestream represents a…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Industry News

The Street: “LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit Named To TTPM Most Wanted List”

LittleBits products have won over 150 awards across the toy and education industries, and are noted for being gender-neutral and championing the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) disciplines….

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Client News

Pat Shores joins Shapeways as Chief Commercial Officer; search by Renovata

Shapeways is a spin-out from an incubator run by Dutch conglomerate, Philips; and hence has a satellite office and manufacturing facility in Eindhoven that serves its European community members. The…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Industry News

Fortune: “Albertsons Challenges Amazon and Buys Meal-Kit Startup Plated”

The meal-kit landscape is competitive, but Plated got a boost after a successful appearance on the hit TV show, Shark Tank. Since then, it has won plaudits from commentators, including…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Industry News

Finsmes: “Apica Raises USD$12M in Funding”

Whilst this is Apica’s sixth round of funding in a decade, it is the company’s first injection of capital in five years. Finsmes reports that the round was led by…

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Michael T McDonnell

Partner|Stockholm

Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Client News

BI specialist Florian Berger joins MyToys as VP, Analytics

Reporting to Florian Forstmann, co-founder and MD; Florian Berger will help in the transformation of the myToys group’s approach to data and analytics. He will develop a central view of…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Insights

How important is Talent to the Founder/CEO?

Even companies which have successfully navigated funding rounds will often have a VP of Human Resources (the term itself frames people/talent only as material to be deployed for organizational objectives, like…

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Michael T McDonnell

Partner|Stockholm

Insights

Who’s going to help you build a billion dollar company?

So how do high-performing businesses get there? Many observers point out that there is an element of luck. The financier-philosopher Nassim Taleb famously said, “Mild success can be explainable by…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Industry News

“Receipt Bank raises $50 million to help bookkeepers automate data extraction from invoices”

Receipt Bank, a Renovata client, simplifies the painful paper processing at the heart of basic book-keeping practice, allowing businesses or accountancy professionals to take pictures of receipts which are then…

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Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Client News

Daryl Paton joins Universe Group plc as CFO

Mr. Paton joins Universe from Access Intelligence plc where he has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2016. Prior to Access he was at CMO Global Limited and has held…

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Lucy Brealy

Consultant

Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Industry News

Samsung: “Meet Samsung NEXT’s MD of Europe, Felix Petersen”

Renovata conducted the Executive Search which led to the appointment of Felix Petersen as Managing Director, Europe; and you can read more about his positive vision for European technology companies…

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Lisa Morgan

Consultant

Thomas Jepsen

Partner

Industry News

“Visa takes a strategic stake in Klarna, the finance startup out of Sweden”

Backed by Atomico and Sequoia Capital among others, Klarna is a unified payments processing and consumer financing operation, valued at around $2.25B. The terms of the agreement have not been…

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Mannie Gill

Partner

Vanessa Dill

Consultant

Renovata News

Renovata welcomes new Partner, marketing specialist Kate Harrison

Kate says that the privilege of being an influencer in the recruitment, development and retention of top talent in her own organisation is what led her into executive search.   She…

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Kate Harrison

Partner

Client News

Taylor West joins zeotap as SVP, Sales, North America

zeotap is a Berlin-headquartered Big Data platform which delivers telco-sourced data assets to the digital advertising market. The company has appointed Taylor West to the position of SVP, Sales, North…

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Mannie Gill

Partner