Due to the huge success James Caan has had with start-ups, his vision over the next three years is to back an exclusive group of recruitment entrepreneurs across the globe. His motto is ‘investing in people with passion’ and he is dedicated to finding those with the same drive and ambition he had to give them the financial support and mentoring to build something as exciting as his first recruitment company, Alexander Mann, which he launched from scratch, and was sold for £260m in 2013.
To date, Hamilton Bradshaw has an unparalleled success rate in backing start-up ventures in recruitment. Between 2010 and 2013 James’s six existing start-up ventures turned over a combined total of £125m and as a result he is always on the lookout for new talent to further that success.
Thus, in 2013, the recruitment expert set out on the search for the ‘Next Recruitment Entrepreneur’ offering an investment of up to £500,000 and the support and mentorship of his successful Venture Capital engine.
There was an overwhelming response with 13,000 budding entrepreneurs showing interest from all over the globe, from Southampton to South Africa. The variety of business plans covered everything from Media to Military and from traditional recruitment through to disruptive online models.
Applications open Monday 3rd February 2014 at 9am and close Friday February 28th 2014 at 5pm.
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