How Venture Up enabled Deliveroo to rapidly scale with Europe wide talent​

Deliveroo owns and operates an online food delivery platform, allowing users to order food from local restaurants. Over the past 12 months there has been a significant surge in demand for their services both inside and outside the UK.

This meant they needed to rapidly add over 50 contract software engineers, 30+ contract data science and machine learning engineers. Venture Up were proud to partner with them to deliver their contractor needs.

Length of engagement
18 Months

Size of company​
1,001 – 10,000 Staff

Number of hires​

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We quickly worked with Deliveroo to identify not only their technical requirements, but also the cultural fit they looked for in potential employees. We then used our networks and knowledge of the European wide market to:

  • Deliver an extensive longlist and shortlist from across the UK and Europe, all qualified not only for technical ability but also for cultural fit. Over 78% of submitted CVs progressed to interview.
  • Deliver candidates across Europe, including the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine
  • Use our local knowledge to set up and run contractors in places such as Moldova, Estonia, Hungary, Germany and the UK
  • Over 50 offers accepted so far, project ongoing
  • Provide constant advice and insights to help them to continue to evolve their interview process, continue to update their financial compensation and packages to stay ahead of competitors, and legal insights to ensure their compliance with local laws and jurisdictions

Venture Up has delivered the most and best quality candidates, had the most interviews, most offers made and most offers accepted of any agency so far. We have also been valued as a true partner –we have provided regular market intelligence and data to help Deliveroo continue to shape their recruitment strategy.

Off the back of our success in sourcing, managing and delivering exceptional candidates consistently, Deliveroo has asked us to partner with them for permanent hiring. Working directly with key engineering managers and talent team, we will be working closely with them to deliver the best permanent tech talent.

“We started working with Venture Up as one of a number of agencies to push large-scale growth across our tech teams, and it was very obvious early on how engaged they were. To date, they’ve sent the most CVs resulting in interviews and we’ve made the most offers through them in an 8-week period. The speed at which they have worked has pushed us to get things sorted quicker too which has been helpful.”​
– Global Recruitment Lead, Deliveroo

“Venture Up has been a crucial partner for us as we looked to rapidly scale our tech team. We were looking for close support to rapidly grow our teams, and to find the best talent from across both the UK and Europe. Venture Up rapidly delivered a long list of excellent candidates, all while maintaining a high standard, across our hiring needs. They also provided us with honest and transparent advice throughout the entire process. I was really impressed with the speed at which they delivered but also the amount of diligence they showed in sourcing and screening candidates. I would highly recommend them.”​
– Director of Engineering, Deliveroo

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