About founder: Raffaela Rain is founder and CEO of CareerFoundry. Previously, Raffaela launched three e-commerce companies for Rocket Internet in China, Australia and Taiwan and has consulted for companies such as Etsy and Axel Springer as a Partner of Satorion Partners.
Raffaela started her career as an Investment Strategist for BlackRock in London. She graduated with distinction in a Ba. (Hons.) Business Finance from the University of Durham.
About startup: CareerFoundry is the leading vocational online training company for digital leaders and technical talent. CareerFoundry has raised $1.2m to date and has grown by 400% in the last year with its online boot camps aimed at developing the next generation of digital leaders and technical talent.
CareerFoundry is committed to closing the gap between the 5.6 Million unemployed people under the age of 25 and the 1 Million vacant jobs in the European tech industry. Founded in 2013 by Martin Ramsin and Raffaela Rein, CareerFoundry is based in Berlin with 11 full time employees and funded by €1m from Tengelmann Ventures and Angel Investors.