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Steve Talks Diversity, Newcastle FC and the Importance of Employer Branding

Steve Talks Diversity, Newcastle FC and the Importance of Employer Branding

Posted on 6th September 2017

Last month the whole Scede.io team got together for an offsite meeting (and it was awesome!).

Whilst we were all together we thought it would be a great opportunity to have a quick fire round with Steve and gave him 30 seconds to answer each question.

3 Tips for Hosting an Event That Will Help With Your Recruitment Drive

3 Tips for Hosting an Event That Will Help With Your Recruitment Drive

Posted on 30th August 2017

In the world of LinkedIn, Skype and talent platforms, it’s very easy to source for tech talent.

But is it the most effective way to meet people, build relationships and grow your team?

The issue is, because it’s easy, everyone is doing it. This means that everyone is contacting the best tech talent the same way. Your approach isn’t unique.

Guest Blog: How to Make Start Up Life a Little Bit Less Risky

Guest Blog: How to Make Start Up Life a Little Bit Less Risky

Posted on 28th August 2017

With Start up life being so unpredictable we asked Charlotte at Digital Risks to share her insights in insurance to help make your life that little bit less risky. 

How Embedded Talent Partners Like Scede.io Can Help Your High Growth Start Up

How Embedded Talent Partners Like Scede.io Can Help Your High Growth Start Up

Posted on 24th August 2017

As a high growth start up, you have the challenge to achieve product-market fit, scale and profitability before the cash runs out.

This situation comes with unique pressures. Things like, rapid iteration, validated learning, opportunity-cost analysis and hiring world class team members.

The 5 Sprints of Agile Recruitment for Start Ups

The 5 Sprints of Agile Recruitment for Start Ups

Posted on 7th August 2017

As a Partner, I usually work with and manage up to 4 clients (start up size can vary from 20-50) at any one time. This means I can be managing anywhere from 10-15 product and engineering roles.

It can get hectic.

Today, I’ll be sharing the process I follow to help me manage my time and ensure my clients get the right candidate at the right time.

In The Trenches - Lessons Learned Building Tech Teams In The Gaming Industry

In The Trenches - Lessons Learned Building Tech Teams In The Gaming Industry

Posted on 2nd August 2017

It’s forecasted that the global games business will grow to $108.9 billion this year with mobile devices being the most lucrative segment.

Encouraging Women in Technology

Encouraging Women in Technology

Posted on 1st August 2017

Women in technology has been an ongoing conversation for a long time but it has recently intensified due to stories arising from larger start ups.

Funding Watch - July

Funding Watch - July

Posted on 31st July 2017

Last month we decided to start a new blog series that helps you track all the latest startup investments that happen in London.

Our straight to the point update was received really well last month. So here it is again.

Lucy Gould Talks About Challenges In Tech Recruitment & More

Lucy Gould Talks About Challenges In Tech Recruitment & More

Posted on 24th July 2017

Lucy Gould is a Scede.io original and has helped major brand such as MAG Interactive, Wolt and Gumi Europe build incredible tech teams.

After an amazing week at Develop:Brighton we sat down with Lucy to talk about bucket lists, hiring advice and more.

Let’s scrap the word “Interview”

Let’s scrap the word “Interview”

Posted on 21st July 2017

Have you ever been to an interview that felt like an interrogation?

Interviews are generally a one-way conversation for 45 minutes. If you pass the ‘test’ you’re lucky enough to get a turn to speak and ask your own questions. But you’ll have to be quick because you only get 5 minutes!

Interviews are always so one sided. That needs to change.

What Should The Candidate-Recruiter Relationship Look Like?

What Should The Candidate-Recruiter Relationship Look Like?

Posted on 11th July 2017

Recruitment agencies and embedded talent partners like Scede.io derive their revenue from the clients they serve. However, to be an effective recruiter, it’s important to cultivate and nurture both client and candidate relationships.

Funding Watch - June

Funding Watch - June

Posted on 30th June 2017

Here at Scede.io, we’ve decided to start a new blog series that will help you track all the latest startup investments that happen in London.

Scede.io turns 4 and reflects on key learnings

Scede.io turns 4 and reflects on key learnings

Posted on 30th June 2017

This time 4 years ago our founder Matt started Scede.io because he felt that recruitment for start ups could be done in a better way.

Dan Shiel explores AI, Competition and Tech Talent Acquisition

Dan Shiel explores AI, Competition and Tech Talent Acquisition

Posted on 19th June 2017

After gaining 9 years experience in recruitment (7 of those specialising in the gaming space), Dan joined us as a Principal and has been with us for just over a year and a half.

We thought it was about time you got to know Dan a little better.


The Best Way To Communicate With Developers When Recruiting And How Not To Mess It Up

The Best Way To Communicate With Developers When Recruiting And How Not To Mess It Up

Posted on 12th June 2017

According to a 2015 Stack Overflow survey the best way to communicate with developers when recruiting is by email.


Considerations When Scaling Your Startup

Considerations When Scaling Your Startup

Posted on 7th June 2017

After working with companies like Skype and Google, we’ve learned a thing or two about scaling startups successfully. At the heart of successful scaling is effective decision making.

Effective Recruiting Metrics For Fast-Growing Start-ups

Effective Recruiting Metrics For Fast-Growing Start-ups

Posted on 6th June 2017

Working in a high growth start up is hard. There are challenges everywhere. Process challenges, product challenges, people challenges.

5 Key Factors to Consider Before Scaling An Engineering Team

5 Key Factors to Consider Before Scaling An Engineering Team

Posted on 5th June 2017

When growing an Engineering team, you want to hire the best talent available. But there are factors to consider before you start hiring.

Our Partner James Peters shares his top 5 considerations for CTOs or CEOs before scaling an engineering team.

Founder Matt Talks About Founding Scede.io & More

Founder Matt Talks About Founding Scede.io & More

Posted on 5th June 2017

When Scede.io Founder Matt Ellis isn’t obsessing over finding world class techies; you’ll find him adding another checked shirt to his wardrobe, snapping street art, or reading about the next gaming studio.

We Are Hiring For Recruiters To Help Our Gaming Clients

We Are Hiring For Recruiters To Help Our Gaming Clients

Posted on 10th February 2017

If you are a Recruiter and want to join us on our mission to change the recruiting status quo in this industry read on.

I’m British But Must Say Swedes Do It Better

I’m British But Must Say Swedes Do It Better

Posted on 31st January 2017

One of Scede's founding employees shares her thoughts on working with Swedish startups.

Rays Of Hope - Recruiting For Social Enterprise

Rays Of Hope - Recruiting For Social Enterprise

Posted on 12th December 2016

Scede.io Partner Michael Laws gives his story on recruiting for social enterprise.

So You Want To Become a Start-up Entrepreneur?

So You Want To Become a Start-up Entrepreneur?

Posted on 31st August 2016

Great guest post by Tony Restell, Founder of Social-Hire.

Spotify's First Recruiter Talks On How She Hires

Spotify's First Recruiter Talks On How She Hires

Posted on 21st July 2016

Scede Partner Sigrid Magnussen-Karlsson speaks to VA.SE about hiring the Spotify way.


It's Cake Time As Scede Celebrates 3rd Birthday!

It's Cake Time As Scede Celebrates 3rd Birthday!

Posted on 14th June 2016

It seems like only yesterday we started out on the Scede mission. Join us as we take a look back at what's been achieved.

6 Key Factors In Attracting Early Stage Talent

6 Key Factors In Attracting Early Stage Talent

Posted on 8th June 2016

James Peters talks to RiseHigh.co Founder Jason Wong on hiring for startups Vs tech giants.

Wolt Secures Additional €10 Million In Funding

Wolt Secures Additional €10 Million In Funding

Posted on 15th April 2016

Nordic food ordering startup, Wolt, has announced a €10 million investment from EQT Ventures.

Elliptic Raises $5 Million In Series A Funding

Elliptic Raises $5 Million In Series A Funding

Posted on 21st March 2016

Elliptic has today announced a $5 million Series A funding round led by Paladin Capital Group.

Farmdrop Announce £3 Million Investment

Farmdrop Announce £3 Million Investment

Posted on 3rd February 2016

Scede's latest client Farmdrop announce their news of a £3 million investment round led by Atomico

Supercell Soft Launches Clash Royale

Supercell Soft Launches Clash Royale

Posted on 13th January 2016

Clash Royale is a completely new experience, and unlike any other game we've played before.

BBC Launches A Paid Downloads Store

BBC Launches A Paid Downloads Store

Posted on 5th November 2015

Recent programmes, classics and "lost gems from the BBC archive" for sale.

Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

Posted on 30th July 2015

Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hot property these days...

Supercell Shuts Down Smash Land Mobile Game

Supercell Shuts Down Smash Land Mobile Game

Posted on 15th July 2015

Supercell, the maker of some huge hit games, has taken the tough decision of shutting down Smash Land.

SoftBank Ups Its Stake In Supercell To 73%

SoftBank Ups Its Stake In Supercell To 73%

Posted on 5th July 2015

Some ownership changes afoot at Supercell, SoftBank buying an additional 22.7% percent.

Mag Interactive Acquires UK Mobile Game Studio

Mag Interactive Acquires UK Mobile Game Studio

Posted on 15th June 2015

Mag Interactive, a Swedish game studio that created the popular Ruzzle word-puzzle game, has acquired Delinquent

Unity Technology Acquires Finland’s Applifier

Unity Technology Acquires Finland’s Applifier

Posted on 5th June 2015

Unity acquires Finland’s Applifier, the maker of the Everyplay platform for sharing videos of mobile gameplay.

Podcast Boom Sees Acast Record $5m Funding

Podcast Boom Sees Acast Record $5m Funding

Posted on 15th May 2015

The podcast hosting platform Acast has raised $5m from Swedish firm Bonnier Growth Media

Supercell Tests A New Game: Smash Land

Supercell Tests A New Game: Smash Land

Posted on 15th April 2015

Supercell, the Finnish game publisher is testing a fourth game, Smash Land.  

ex-Skyper Joins As Truecallers Director Of Engineering

ex-Skyper Joins As Truecallers Director Of Engineering

Posted on 15th January 2015

Read about Skype Development Manager for mobile products joining Truecaller.

Announcing The Appointment Of James Peters

Announcing The Appointment Of James Peters

Posted on 5th November 2014

James is a leading expert in innovative ways of uncovering great talent & building bespoke sourcing programmes.

Truecaller Gets $60 Million From Atomico & Kleiner

Truecaller Gets $60 Million From Atomico & Kleiner

Posted on 8th October 2014

Currently they have more than 85 million users doing more than 800 million searches of telephone numbers every month.

MAG Interactive Launch Ruzzle Adventure

MAG Interactive Launch Ruzzle Adventure

Posted on 16th April 2014

Ruzzle Adventure is made by the creators of the world’s most popular word game, Ruzzle!

Seed Funding With A Difference. London Venture Partners

Seed Funding With A Difference. London Venture Partners

Posted on 15th April 2014

London Venture Partners operate as experts in the online, social, mobile and tablet games world.

Supercell Launch Their 3rd Game … Boom Beach

Supercell Launch Their 3rd Game … Boom Beach

Posted on 1st April 2014

Boom Beach is a combat strategy game where you fight an epic war against the evil Blackguard

MOO Are The Cream Of London’s Tech City!

MOO Are The Cream Of London’s Tech City!

Posted on 11th March 2014

MOO are one of the early settlers in what is now referred to as London’s Tech City

Ruzzle Maker MAG Interactive Raises $6M For Growth

Ruzzle Maker MAG Interactive Raises $6M For Growth

Posted on 4th March 2014

Ruzzle has been downloaded by 45 million players who played a staggering 12 billion rounds!

Casual Connect Amsterdam 11-13 February 2014

Casual Connect Amsterdam 11-13 February 2014

Posted on 7th February 2014

The Scede team are super excited to be heading to the Casual Connect event in Amsterdam next week!

Niklas Zennström’s Atomico Are The Investor Of Choice

Niklas Zennström’s Atomico Are The Investor Of Choice

Posted on 6th February 2014

Atomico invests in some of the world’s most disruptive technology companies on their journey to become category leaders.

Scede Celebrate The New Year And 100 hires!

Scede Celebrate The New Year And 100 hires!

Posted on 5th January 2014

The Scede Embedded Team celebrate passing the 100 hire milestone in record time.

BBC Worldwide Plan New BBC Store Launch

BBC Worldwide Plan New BBC Store Launch

Posted on 23rd October 2013

BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. Its role is to investing in, commercial and showcasing content from the original BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.

Hailo Named As Winners In The Future Fifty

Hailo Named As Winners In The Future Fifty

Posted on 17th October 2013

Twenty five of the most promising UK-focused startups receive targeted support from the UK government.

Supercell, SoftBank And GungHo Move One Step Closer!

Supercell, SoftBank And GungHo Move One Step Closer!

Posted on 15th October 2013

Supercell today announced a strategic investment of $1.5 billion from SoftBank & Gungho.

Hailo Plan London Development Centre Growth

Hailo Plan London Development Centre Growth

Posted on 20th July 2013

App company Backed by Union Square Ventures, Atomico, Accel Partners & Wellington Partners set to expland.

Are Supercell The Worlds Hottest Games Company?

Are Supercell The Worlds Hottest Games Company?

Posted on 6th June 2013

The “tablet first” company is certainly proving to be the games company everybody in the industry is watching.

Europe’s Startup Scene Has A New Hiring Partner

Europe’s Startup Scene Has A New Hiring Partner

Posted on 1st June 2013

Scede launch to help founders, investors and technology leaders get ahead in the war on talent.