Global LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform myGwork, based in London, has secured £1.6 million for further international expansion, product development and continued user-based growth, citing success throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
UK-based private capital firm 24Haymarket has awarded myGwork with the funds in addition to £0.75 the firm acquired at the end of 2020. The company, which has a strong foothold in Europe with offices in London and Madrid, has recently opened a U.S. office in Miami.
“The global LGBTQ+ business platform has enjoyed exceptional client & membership growth over the last two years, despite a challenging environment amid the pandemic,” a myGwork press release states. “Founders and brothers Adrien and Pierre Gaubert attribute the company’s successful growth to the team’s swift response to fast-changing market conditions during [COVID].”
The funding will also help myGwork provide more services for its LGBTQ+ members and allies by growing its corporate partnerships, and supporting organizations becoming more inclusive through new product and service development over the next 12 months.
“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,” said 24Haymarket investor and director Andy Robertson. “For the LGBTQ+ community, it’s clear that myGwork’s ongoing job search support, mentoring and networking, content delivery and one-off events are resonating extremely well.”
Since 2014, the global platform has helped over 300 clients to attract and retain LGBTQ+ talent.
The Gaubert brothers say they are confident this funding will help offer more benefits and support for myGwork’s users.The platform is enjoying a fast-growing membership of LGBTQ+ professionals and allies.
“myGwork’s successful growth is a promising sign for LGBTQ professionals and their allies that the important work of DE&I has not only made an impact on the bottom line for inclusive employers, but also on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people,” the release says. “myGwork’s well-timed services and growing initiatives will ensure that LGBTQ+ professionals can continue to access professional opportunities at inclusive workplaces.”