QVentures invests into CareerPaths, a career mentoring platform

Investors in this round: QVentures

Venture Capital firm, QVentures announces their latest pre-seed investment into CareerPaths, one of the world’s largest career mentoring platforms. 

QVentures leads the $250,000 pre-seed raise which is joined by various angels, some which have taken on roles as business advisors at CareerPaths.

CareerPaths was developed to give users access to otherwise hard to find career mentors in competitive industries to help build and support their career development. 

CareerPaths is on a mission to give individuals access to world class professionals working in some of the top institutions globally. The platform helps level the playing field for those looking to progress their careers by providing access to one-to-one mentoring across competitive industries such as technology, investment banking, M&A, private equity, venture capital, and strategy consulting.

The platform’s structured approach to mentorship allows mentors to pass along their invaluable experiences and insights and give back to their respective industry communities. The CareerPaths team hopes their platform will be able to positively impact and transform users’ career trajectory.

Guy Ellis,Co-Founder of CareerPaths says: “We are absolutely delighted to have QVentures back us on our mission to help revolutionise how career advice is accessed and to improve social mobility across competitive industries around the world. The backing from QVentures will allow us to expand into new industries, additional geographies and to further develop the product to help accelerate the adoption of this new form of career mentoring.”

Co-Founders, Guy Ellis and Saad Farooq bring a wealth of experience spanning multiple fields. Guy, previously at Goldman Sachs and Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, and a Partner at Rockpool Investments, has over 10 years of experience as a private equity investor and currently sits on the board of multiple fast-growing UK businesses. Saad has 12 years of management consultancy experience and is a co-founder of multiple startups, including a viral technology-based fashion brand, ISHU and vehicle relocation app Winchit.

Alex Cochand, Head of Origination at QVentures says: “I am delighted to become an investor and board member of CareerPaths. CareerPaths are addressing a huge problem both for companies and applicants that all too often doors are closed to them without preferential access. This is the first company we have seen that directly confronts this global problem in a commercially viable way.” 

For more information on CareerPaths, please visit https://careerpaths.io/ 

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QVentures invests into CareerPaths, a career mentoring platform

QVentures invests into CareerPaths, a career mentoring platform

By QVentures QVentures Profile 24 May 2023