Roots Inspire Raises Funding!

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September 6, 2023

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We are proud to announce the completion of our funding round to expand our services across the UK and continental Europe — Roots Inspire helps organisations realise their diversity goals by providing talent management solutions. These solutions are delivered through an online platform and focus on attracting, retaining and advancing ethnically diverse leadership talent. Among our clients are ABN AMRO, Boots, CBRE GWS, Freshfields, Oliver Wyman, Rabobank and Unilever.

The investment round was led by Narwhal Investments B.V., a Dutch seed fund focused on European startups. With this cash injection, we aim to accelerate our regional expansion as well as our programme offering to support employers across the various bottlenecks in the talent management process.

Our online platform, which connects ethnic corporate leaders from various organisations to up-and-coming leadership talent, utilises modern technology to provide guidance on the unwritten rules of corporate life and creates pathways for the next wave of proud and authentic leaders.

It is exhilarating to see our community’s enthusiasm and the positive impact we make on those who partake in our programme. I am excited about this next step in our journey as this allows us to expand the scale of our impact even further.

Melvin Spalburg – Co-Founder and Chairman of Roots Inspire

We have used the past years to create the foundation for a scalable solution that can move the needle and break the vicious cycle of underrepresentation in corporate leadership. I am extremely proud and excited to now move into the next phase of execution.

Sergio Panday – Co-Founder and CEO of Roots Inspire

We’d like to extend a huge thanks to all our members, clients and supporters on this journey so far. Additionally, a huge thank you to our investor group for the trust you are putting in our team to deliver on this important mission.

Want to learn more about the talent management solutions we offer? Contact Sarah Hayford for any additional questions about our business or information regarding our services at

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