Stryve is focussed on the future of work. Using automation, Stryve's 'Talent Management System' helps SMEs efficiently find the best talent. In a £1.15bn HR Tech market of overcomplicated and inaccessible technology, Stryve aims to simplify the solution and power a new generation of SME hiring.

  • 1,200 candidates, 160 jobs & 33 companies using Stryve since the platform has gone live
  • Successful pre-seed round raising £450,000 to date
  • Launched Beta product to market and grown team to 11
  • HR Tech market projected to grow from $24bn in 2021 to $35.7bn in 2028


The world of work is undergoing a fundamental change. 98% of Fortune500 companies have an Applicant Tracking System, yet most global SMEs do not. With 5.5 million SMEs in the UK in 2021, 99.9% of the business population, our market is huge.

Stryve is here to make hiring simple. Whatever a company’s size, we believe it should have one central hub to unify hiring and talent management. Our research suggests that we are proudly saving 49+ hours per hire for a growing list of clients, why wouldn’t business leaders want to know more?

After a successful funding round from 282 investors in 2020, we exceeded our targets. We rebranded, launched our Beta product and grew the team from 2 to 11, all in under 9 months. All of this resulted in what we think is one great system and a solid foundation, from which Stryve can grow.

Through our partnerships network and our growing market presence, our customer base has increased by 54% since Beta launch in September

With a multi-tiered payment model and scalable packages for premium customers, Stryve is accessible for all businesses, regardless of budget.

We are fundraising to drive our growth, accelerate our user adoption and develop our next phase of products; Beta 1.0, The Stryve App, Stryve Employee Tracker and Stryve 2.0. Products that we hope will define the future of work.


Ed Chamberlain, CEO

Ed started his career in recruitment in 2002. He was a founding member of Investigo (a Virgin fast-track business), before founding Altus Partners in 2009. Ed also co-founded C&C Search in 2014.

Will Hicks, CTO (Part-time)

Will has developed and grown online marketing customer retention platforms and CRM systems. He joined VMS group in 2016 helping to create the My Garage and Unipartner Apps, platforms and networks.

Tom Ellison, Head of Marketing

Tom joined Stryve from The YNV Group, where he was Global Head of Online, part of a team that led the launch of four of the five brands across five countries. Prior to this, he headed up marketing for Eclipse, a well-established technical event production house.

Madelaine Crisp, Operations Manager

Mads is an event, operations & PR marketeer. Prior to joining STRYVE, she managed events and marketing for a newspaper, City A.M.

Alex Harwood, Senior Developer

Alex has worked across numerous sectors ranging from business psychology to cybersecurity. He enjoys designing elegant and robust technological solutions which stand the test of time.

Ben Mallinson, Senior Developer

Ben previously worked for a communications agency, building software and delivering digital strategies. He has a passion for creating interactive experiences on the web.