Venture Capital Marketing Recruitment Agency

We find you the best venture capital marketing talent to help you grow.

A specialist private equity marketing recruitment agency with a difference

At Sapio, we are a specialist venture capital search and recruitment boutique for ambitious funds looking to hire leading marketing talent. Our talent search and recruitment specialists can help find you the best VC marketing talent, globally.

Our specialist headhunters understand investment firms and appreciate the fundamental differences between affiliated sectors such as private equity and venture capital. So, whether you are a seed fund investing in early-stage tech or life sciences businesses or a growth capital fund with a portfolio of later stage organisations and a focus on M&A, we’ll help you grow your marketing team.

We recruit experienced marketing, digital marketing and communications candidates into funds in various positions from entry level to C-suite, and across multiple digital and marketing disciplines including digital marketing, as well as sub-specialities like SEO, PPC, social media, website, CRM, email marketing and product marketing.

Businesses we've worked with

Logos of companies Sapio has recruited for

Our expert consultants in the VC and startup sector will always commit to audit and understand as much about your business as possible; you as an employer, the marketing role, and the motivation of the hire. 

Unlike typical marketing recruiters, we don’t perceive this as a numbers game focused only on filling roles as quickly as possible. Our aim is helping firms and their portfolio businesses find the right marketing recruitment solution or hire.

Our in-depth recruitment process ensures that we’re best placed to find the marketing professionals who best fit your business requirements. Whether that be someone with skills and experience working with investment firms and asset managers, in investor relations, or wider integrated marketing, we will help you find the best person for the role not just the next person.

You’ll get fully-managed recruitment services and your consultant handles the hiring process from start to finish – utilising our expert industry knowledge, unrivalled network and relationships to source the best match for both candidates and employers, running initial CV screening to ensure we are proactive in putting applicants forward on a quality over quantity basis, and managing the interview and offer process. We won’t stop until you’ve got the right person for the role to enhance your marketing team.

We do also support on Private Equity and other investment management hires or those looking to advance their private equity career or looking for their next private equity role. If this is you and you want to make an introduction get in touch via the link above or have a look through our PE page or jobs to find your next role.

Venture capital marketing roles we recruit for

As a venture capital recruitment business, we specialise in finding top talent to fill permanent positions within marketing roles. This includes:

In-house roles

Agency roles

Which sectors we recruit for

We are specialist marketing recruitment consultants who provide talent solutions across the following sectors:

Quick answers to your venture capital and private equity recruitment questions

While the head office for our recruiting and executive search firm is based in London, our venture capital recruiters provide client services across the UK, across Europe, North America and APAC.

We work with companies from the South-East of the UK up to Scotland.

North America, from California to New York via Austin and Toronto.

We have worked with businesses in mainland Europe including Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Milan and Zurich.

We have also partnered with businesses across Asia Pacific including in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

It’s hard to offer definitives around exact timelines without understanding more information specific to your search as there are a number of factors we can’t control (people’s diaries being one of them!).

However, 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb to allow for our recruitment consultants process of finding a top VC marketing professional.

This allows 1 week for us to do a good search to find and assess candidates for the role as we are always actively searching against the brief to ensure the best fit for your next hire versus those CVs we just have to hand. 

Typically, an interview process will then run over 3-4 weeks depending on number of stages – we would advise keeping this as compact and efficient as possible and so are happy to work to tighter time frames.

Finally, around a week from job offer to acceptance with a buffer for salary negotiation, contracts and referencing to complete the process for your venture capital job vacancy.

We are able to and are experienced in working across all levels from senior and executive positions, all the way to C-Suite, and provide recruitment across all marketing disciplines, but we find we are able to deliver the most value to our partners when you’re looking to hire private equity professionals with experience and knowledge of the private equity sector. 

We do work with graduates and passionate entry level candidates trying to get into the sector to progress their venture capital and private equity career and are always happy to give them job opportunities and the time to help, given we feel we have an important role to play within the financial marketing industry. 

However, we find it better to open up our networks on a case by case basis in this endeavour, versus charging our partners a fee as a successful placement is harder to guarantee at this level. 

We want to focus on helping a diverse talent pool of entry level candidates access opportunities to roles within finance, instead of our fee being a barrier. 

We are always happy to discuss your recruitment requirements and how we can best help, so get in touch and if it’s not a solution we can provide in house, we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction. 

We usually find the best result when clients and candidates are looking to recruit into positions on a permanent basis, rather than interim or contracts.

Simply put our process is Scope, Search, Engage, Interview and Offer but a little more detail on each of these aspects of our service can be found on OUR PROCESS page.

Beyond this, a number of our clients rely on our support for onboarding and beyond, which we are always happy to assist with throughout the process and afterwards, however we also understand some businesses have fairly tried and tested processes here. 

Like most recruiters, our fees are invoiced as a percentage of the first years’ compensation of the successful hire; however, the exact structure depends on several factors.

Given we work across a swathe of clients of differing sizes and shapes, industries and locations as well as distinct volume requirements, we understand that there isn’t one size fits all.

We endeavour to be solutions orientated and design partnership terms based on each individual client. 

Our MO is to establish long lasting client relationships with the businesses we work with and be seen as their trusted PR, marketing and Comms recruitment experts, so charging the highest fee possible at every juncture is not in our nature. 

We work with our partners to ensure that our services are value-add rather than painful expenses and provide a long-term solution to talent challenges.

The fact is we offer all of the above; Contingent search (success based fee model); Retained search (strategic tailored search with an upfront commitment fee); and Exec search (specific to senior and strategic hires for very narrow talent pools).

All have merits when recruiting, but the truth is that without information as to your specific needs and requirements, and therefore the talent pool in question, it is hard to say which approach may be best for your business.

What we can say however, being MarComms specialists and industry experts, is that in our experience an iterative or contingent search model tends to be effective in around 70% of cases, particularly where exclusivity is agreed.

As ever, there isn’t one size fits all and so we endeavour to be adaptive to each client’s needs and priorities, and work closely with you and the challenges you face, to provide a strategy most likely to secure an efficient and successful outcome. 

What sets us apart in the recruitment industry is our proven track record and experienced team of marketing specialist recruiters, who have deep knowledge of the wide range of financial industries, including investment banks, hedge funds, asset management, the private equity industry and venture capital firms.

We keep on top of the latest market trends, requirements, competitive salary guides, qualifications and qualities required so you can make the perfect hire who is ready to hit the ground running and help your organisation achieve the growth it deserves.

This makes us your ideal business support partner and search firm for you to find talent across the financial industry. Thanks to our expertise and diligence, we’re efficient and tirelessly seek the best candidate to fill your job role. We won’t stop until we bring you success in your choice of candidate.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is a topic that has consistently been discussed and pontificated around, but is still seen by some as a tick box exercise and has made little progress despite the noise.

At Sapio, we realise we have a key role to play in changing that and we actively work to increase DE&I in our sector by influencing some key areas.

Please see our DE&I page to find out how we’re helping to foster inclusive cultures that facilitate the success of ALL employees and businesses.

What some of our clients have said:


Richard has worked alongside Tech, VCs and High Growth businesses for almost a decade, helping grow ambitious businesses from seed stage Start-ups to Multinationals, and everything in between…


Richard Savage


Richard has worked alongside Tech, VCs and High Growth businesses for almost a decade, helping grow ambitious businesses from seed stage Start-ups to Multinationals, and everything in between. His recruitment specialism expands across Marketing, Communications and C-suite hires for Corporates, Start-ups, Scale-ups, Venture Capital and their Marketing service providers.

He is also an expert in wider Talent Consultancy focusing on Employer Branding, Talent Strategy, Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention. Richard made the leap into recruitment having worked closely with VCs and High Growth businesses in his previous life as a Communications and PR professional.

“Listening to entrepreneurs and investors talk consistently and with passion about the importance of investing in talent and teams, rather than ideas, was the thing that really drove me towards recruitment. I really liked the idea of adding value to businesses by finding them the best talent to help them grow.

Given my knowledge of PR, Marketing, Communications and the Technology Investment ecosystem I thought I’d be best placed to help businesses in those areas and, hopefully, that’s what we’ve been able to do.” Richard’s knowledge and experience is also well valued by the community, having been asked to speak at Tech conferences, contribute to Government reports and support early stage businesses through workshops with Incubators and VC portfolios.