68. PushFar

The mentoring startup that's helping businesses and professionals connect for success

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Founder: Ed Johnson
Founded: 2018
Website: www.pushfar.com/

76% of people state that having a mentor is valuable. Yet, 37% don’t have one. These figures, published by Forbes, identify an issue met by so many professionals all around the world: a pressing demand for mentoring but a lack of supply.

That’s exactly what inspired Ed Johnson, the founder of PushFar. In 2017, ready to supercharge his career, he looked for the help of a more experienced person to mentor him. But this turned out to be much harder than expected. There was nothing on the market designed to connect eager professionals to mentors.

The algorithm matches the user with mentors or mentees according to their industry, experience, objectives and location.

Wanting to plug this gap, Johnson decided to act. On the back of his previous experience in tech and online business development, he created a mentoring platform serving both individuals and organisations.

Today, its open network allows users to share their experiences and mentor others. The algorithm matches the user with mentors or mentees according to their industry, experience, objectives and location. What's more, this service is completely free.

With clients such as Sony, Trainline and Lloyd’s, this London-based startup is one to keep an eye on.

So how does this startup monetise its model? This is where it gets interesting. Businesses and organisations need to subscribe and pay a fee in order to use the solution within their own environment. It allows them to use the same technology with greater functionalities such as custom-branding, reporting and approval controls.

Both solutions empower people to take ownership of their careers. With 60,000 participants registered, and growing demand among businesses looking for that ‘wow factor' to attract and retain the best talent, PushFar has a privileged position. And with clients such as Sony, Trainline and Lloyd’s, this London-based startup is one to keep an eye on.

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