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Inploi co-founder Matthew de la Hey on raising £250,000 and how you can too


At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with Matthew de la Hey, CEO and co-founder of inploi, a recruitment tech startup which we can exclusively reveal has just landed £250,000 in Seed funding.

De la Hey talked about the company’s funding journey to date and shared his advice on how best to approach investors for cash.

Tech vertical: Recruitment tech
Funding: £450,000
Staff count: 11
Location: London
Founded: 2016

Q: Tell me about your funding journey.

We have raised £450,000 to date, across two rounds. Our first round investors were largely friends, family and associates. This was used primarily to build our product ecosystem: two native apps and a comprehensive integrated web platform, to get our first users onboard and to build out the team....