Cardiff-based career and recruitment platform Digital Profile raises £275,000

Launched in June 2016, the careers portal already has over 450 approved businesses and more than 3,000 individuals using its system

Digital Profile, a Cardiff-based career and recruitment platform, has raised £275,000 after being backed by the Development Bank of Wales, private investor Giles Phelps, and Cardiff Council.

Based at the TramShed Tech in Cardiff, the Welsh start-up’s site allows users to create a “living” digital CV, while also allowing companies to advertise opportunities directly to schools and education providers.

Founder by Dan Lewis, and launched in June 2016, the careers portal already has over 450 approved businesses and more than 3,000 individuals using its system – including investor Cardiff Council and insurance giant Admiral, Cardiff’s only FTSE 100 company.

Dan Lewis, founder of Digital Profile, said:

“We wanted to create an engaging platform that allows people to change and modify their CV or profile easily. Our system allows candidates to tailor applications simply and to modify their profile as they gain more and more experience.

“It also allows employers and training providers to target appropriate opportunities to a large number of potential candidates at a much more affordable cost and cuts down the amount of admin time needed to manage the process.

“We’ve already had a number of schools, local authorities and employers register on the platform.”

Sarah Smith, the Development Bank of Wales investment executive who structured the deal, said:

“Dan and the team have a really engaging and user-friendly product. It’s a testament to the innovativeness of the platform that so many people and businesses have already signed-up.

“With the privacy protection of the platform Digital Profile are perfectly placed to address the concerns employers will face when GDPR regulations kick in May this year.”

Digital Profile was advised by Loosemores Solicitors and the Development Bank of Wales was advised by Capital Law.

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