A UK social enterprise disrupting the career coaching space has been backed with over £170,000 in its inaugural crowdfunding campaign.
Dubbed the ‘Headspace of career coaching’, Stay Nimble – a platform supporting individuals to navigate their working lives – exceeded its fund target by 15 per cent.
More than 230 people backed the start-up after Seedrs recognised it as one of Europe’s brightest start-ups.
The funding will allow London-based Stay Nimble to accelerate the functionality of its platform and build on its growing customer base.
“Headspace is supporting millions with their mental health by creating digital access for learning meditation,” said founder Dominic Atkinson.
“Stay Nimble will support millions with their financial security by creating digital access to career management support.
“Our aim is make real, measurable social impact by helping people find work they love and that pays well, no matter how the labour market evolves.
“There is a significant and widening gap in social equality, driven in part by real challenges with occupational mobility.
“We will empower individuals to reskill more easily with less uncertainty, no matter what background they come from.”
It is forecasted that more than 800 million people will find their job roles are changed by automation and artificial intelligence by 2030.
The mission of Stay Nimble is to help workers across the globe understand how their natural strengths can be matched to new types of work and learn the skills needed to succeed in these new roles.
The technology highlights new, relevant opportunities based on local labour markets with data extracted from jobs boards and is integrating performance coaching techniques from expert sports psychologists at PlanetK2, who previously coached Olympians and Paralympians.
These techniques are translated into personal development approaches for developing mindsets in confidence, resilience and motivation.