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Shortlist unlocks human capital for Africa’s most impactful and innovative employers

We believe in the power of great teams to change the world.

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Local Team, Global Ambitions

Headquartered in Nairobi, our global team of 50+ people help solve talent challenges for impactful and innovative organizations across Africa.

With business operations in Kenya and the US, and a team hailing from xx countries, we truly have a global orientation and network.

We are embedded locally, with a full-time team of 40+ based in Africa, including both Co-founders. We've built our offerings in Africa, for Africa. We're a trusted partner of both multinationals in Africa and locally-owned businesses.

We love building great teams. We have worked at startups and big companies, invested and operated and operated, worked across fields and across the globe. Some of us come from recruiting backgrounds, and some of us don’t.

All of us share a passion for unlocking professional potential.

We would welcome the chance to partner with you.

Nearly a decade-long journey solving challenges at the intersection of talent and impact

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We’re proud of the road we’ve traveled, but we’re just getting started.

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