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Success story: Compare and Share

 

Benita Matofska, founder of Compare & Share, pitched in Guildford at the end of 2012 to find a Chartered Management Accountant. Read her story here…

 

After a frustrating weekend trying to book a shared family holiday and having to register on a multitude of sites, it was clear that there was a need for a one-stop destination, a hub for Sharing Economy businesses from Zipcar, a car sharing platform, to Love Home Swap, a holiday home-swapping site. Times are tough; consumers need to find ways of doing more with less, using the things they have but no longer need to get the things that they do. We enjoy first mover advantage, the Sharing Economy is new market that has come of age and Compare & Share is at the heart of it.

 

Compare & Share is the world’s first aggregator of the Sharing Economy, a one-stop online marketplace, enabling people to save and make money via the sharing of resources. I started with a management team of just 3 people alongside a stellar group of advisors. AS great as this small group was, we had a crucial gap to fill – that of a Chartered Management Accountant. We wanted someone to create, capture and deliver value – to further develop and hone the business model.

 

I first met Modwenna when I was Head of Global Entrepreneurship at Enterprise UK, and I was initially reluctant to pitch until we had identified the specific need, once we worked out who we needed I agreed to pitch in Guildford.

 

The event was a great opportunity, not only to present this exciting new tech business to a different audience, but I met several candidates on the night plus a potential investor. The response to my presentation was very positive, with several people recognising the huge, globally scalable potential. 4 candidates came forward.  Out of these we hired one who is now the FD of the company, and an extraordinary one at that -- exactly the calibre we were looking for.

 

I had a very positive experience of P4M, thoroughly enjoyed the event (aside from the journey between Brighton and Guildford!) and we found a brilliant candidate. With our new FD in place, we are currently putting together a valuation of the company and raising the necessary investment to take the business to the next level. We have a match-funding offer on the table and with our talented FD, thanks to P4M, we will achieve success. Having a top management team is critical in raising investment and now we are very well positioned and on our way to deliver on our mission of becoming the world’s first consumer-facing, social impact brand."

 

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"Through Pitching for Management, we found one of our core team in an evening. I can't think of another way this could possibly have happened so swiftly."


Steffan Aquarone, CEO, Droplet

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