myGwork, the global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform, has secured £1.6 million in the latest funding round to grow its user base and continue with its international expansion plans. These funds are in addition to the £750k secured at the end of last year from the private capital firm’s network of investors.
The funding is planned to aid with a global expansion, and will also help myGwork to provide more services for its LGBTQ+ members and allies by growing its corporate partnerships, and supporting organisations become more inclusive through new product and service development. That means growing its team and global footprint over the next 12 months.
Adrien and Pierre Gaubert, co-founder and brothers, said: “Despite the global pandemic, we have been able to continue along an accelerated growth trajectory by being flexible, and pivoting our offering to meet changing customer needs and adapt to the challenging global operating environment. Both our #WorkPride and #WorkFair events this year were a huge success – and promise to be even bigger and better next year.”
Andy Robertson, Investor Director of 24 Haymarket, said: “I have been very impressed with myGwork’s progress over the last 12 months. The team clearly has a very strong pulse-read on the needs and wants of the LGBTQ+ community, and what support corporates require. For the LGBTQ+ community it is clear that myGwork’s ongoing job-search support, mentoring and networking offer, content delivery and one-off events are resonating extremely well. As for corporates, some are just starting out on the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) journey, with a focus on creating an inclusive environment, and on recruitment. Other firms are striving for mastery on that journey, through ongoing engagement, training and content delivery. Whatever stage of the journey, myGwork has a corporate partnership model to suit.”