The Big Search is a leading venture talent firm that connects innovative tech founders with talent of exceptional quality.

What do you specialise in?

We specialise in hiring exceptional executives and key talent. Predominantly, we work with founders, people teams, and investors from companies at the forefront of technology between Seed stage and Series C. We are tech enthusiasts, and are especially excited to work with people developing innovations in five key sectors. These are: financial technology, clean energy and climate technology, B2B software, responsible consumption and production, and education technology. We cover a lot of ground, but each of our specialities is owned by an expert consultant. So, you can be confident you’re making the right hire, every time.

What kinds of roles do you hire for?

We hire executives into Board, C-Suite, VP, and Director roles. We also place key talent into mid-level management or pivotal individual contributor roles. Our team only works on experienced, high-impact hires. Because that’s the talent we represent. These are the functions we’re best at: product, data, design, and engineering; revenue, sales, and marketing; and people, operations, and finance.

What makes you different from others out there?

The Big Search is #1 at building exceptional core teams for venture-stage technology companies. The way we work is built on the belief that recruitment should be an exceptional experience. That’s why we operate in small teams of hands-on experts. And we’re powered by the leading talent intelligence research platform, Navis. We deliver higher quality hires at a pace that matches the energy of our clients. And we do our work with great care. Because the connections we facilitate change lives. Literally.

What geographies do you cover?

We hire talent for companies in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. With bases across Europe and a worldwide network of partners and investors, we blend localised knowledge with global reach. Our focus is finding exceptional people — no matter where they’re based.

What companies have you worked with before?

We’ve been in business since 2016 and have worked with over 200 happy clients since then. We are trusted by established names and rising stars in the venture-tech world including: Redefine Meat, Linearity,, Bitvavo, Tier, Vinted, Northzone,, Revolut, Project A, and Accel.

How much do you charge?

We offer bespoke hiring solutions to suit the unique needs of our clients. And our pricing reflects that. Get in touch with us for a personalised quote.

Who can I speak to for more information?

Great question! If you know what you’re looking for, reach out to one of our consultants directly. Otherwise, send us a message via our contact form and we’ll get back to you asap.