Dojo is a tech platform that connects Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic (BAME) students and professionals with mentors and like-minded peers. Backed by ZINC VC, Dojo is reimagining career development and is on a mission to tackle diversity and inclusion by democratising access to mentorship across the globe.
Our CEO & Founder is an ex-gang member who was stabbed at the age of 16. Yet he went on to obtain a First-class Degree in Business Economics and Distinction in MSc Management from Durham University.
Mentorship transformed his life.
BAME graduates are 2.5x more likely to be unemployed upon graduating.
If you have a senior management referral, you are 80x more likely to land a job.
In a nutshell, credible mentors can be critical to career progression.
Dojo exists to democratise access to mentorship, connecting ambitious Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) students and professionals with mentors.
We will leverage a freemium offering and job postings to tap into the billion-pound markets for diversity recruitment and professional networking.
In 2018 a LinkedIn trend report found that diversity and inclusion was the number 1 priority for businesses.
Millennials are willing to spend $300 per month on self-improvement. There are 24.4 million Gen-Z & Millennials as well as 32 million working professionals in the UK.
Online matchmaking is in demand for professional connections, illustrated by the achievements of networking apps Bumble Bizz and Shapr who boast 17 million weekly matches and 2 million profiles respectively.
The mentoring phenomenon is in full swing with mentors paid $25,000 on average more a year.
This raise will bring on key hires and execute on strategic partnerships.