Businesses often find their beginnings in a coffee shop. For us, this couldn’t be more true. Our founder Uyen loved her morning fuel so much, she wanted to master the art of roasting, grinding and frothing. Barista courses were unaffordable. Then Uyen woke up and smelled the coffee…
People by nature are multifaceted. Your Finance Officer might be a subdued spreadsheet ninja, but learning the art of public speaking can help her pitch an improved process. In turn, the outgoing Business Analyst might have learned a fast way to organise his contacts. Filters and everything. The incredible thing about our users… No two are the same. We’re not here to “match” people. We’re here to bring together Swappers and their valued skills…
…and we’re not the only ones that have a soft spot for colleagues training each other. Worldwide research shows that the preferred methods of learning and development for employees are on the job and mentoring or coaching.*
*Statista 2019. On-the-job (90%) and Mentoring or Coaching (83%)
Our team has a combination of technical and commercial skills, having worked for multinational companies such as Google, Danone and RBS…, as well as from academia such as University of Cambridge and Yale University. But most importantly, we all share the same vision to revolutionise learning and development within organisations, so everyone can have one-on-one training with a colleague, on a skill they genuinely want and need.
November 2019 to November 2020: first cohort of TechHub Accelerate, sponsored by Google for Campus, Silicon Valley Bank and other partners.
November 2019 and May 2019: twice finalist (no winners) at Pitchfest Cambridge, St John’s Innovation Centre, Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate UK.
November 2019: Investors’ Choice Award, Strategy Insight Lab.
July to November 2019: one of five startups selected from over 100 applications for Machine Learning Accelerator with TheVentury in Austria.
April 2019: one of 14 UK companies selected by the British Goverment to go on a mission to the Netherlands on Artificial Intelligence, by Innovate UK, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Enterprise Europe Network.
Feb to April 2019: selected from 550 applications to attend Strategy Insight Lab, a three-month business support programme with Cass Business School (City University London), in partnership with University of Oxford, Bocconi University, the London Growth Hub and Cavendish Enterprise, and grants from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)