Comet is a Paris-based startup on a mission to change how tech freelancers collaborate with companies. They connect people who mastered a variety of different technologies with startups seeking engineers for short-term projects. For the companies, it’s a lot of time saved on looking for the right people for their projects. For the freelancers, it’s taking out all of the stress regarding dealing with things like taxes and insurances, since all of that is taken care of by Comet.
Comet wanted to grow their team, but they were missing a few key roles that would make the expansion easier for them: Financial Manager, Operations Manager, and Community Manager.
At first, we worked with Comet contingently on a trial basis to hire a Financial Manager. After a speedy closing in just two weeks, we went in-house to work on their remaining key roles — Operations Manager, and Content Manager. We worked closely with the VP of Talent to help Comet in hiring efforts for different roles as well before they found a full-time recruiter.
During the two months of working with the company, Mark, our Country Manager France, reported directly to the CEO of Comet. Having such a direct relationship with him allowed us to understand the company’s needs adequately. All three people that we hired still work for Comet and they helped the company grow to over 100 people.
Filling in key roles in Paris
Expanding from France to Germany and the UK
Long-term collaboration to hire for scale.
Joining the VP People to set up the recruitment function at Asana Rebel
Hiring Engineering Managers at speed
Scaling from 15 to over 150 people
Incubating and growing new ventures at speed
European entry for high-growth US startup