Roleshare is a talent marketplace that matches professionals with each other so they can both apply and share one full-time job. The startup has now raised an initial pre-seed funding round of over $550,000 from largely UK-based super angels to build a global “rolesharing” marketplace and is now committed to launching with “large multi-sector organizations”, it says.
The idea here is that companies end up being able to both retain their top talent, as well as bring in new talent at the same time.
Sophie Setareh Smallwood, co-founder and co-CEO of Roleshare, told me over a call: “Job-sharing has been around for some time. It started to become a thing in the 70s when women started to become more active in the workforce. In the private sector, it’s something that has happened in an ad hoc capacity, whether it’s about juggling parenting duties or whatever.”