We are technologists finding other technologists

Because we have a background in technology and speak the language, we know how to find great talent. We understand what you need when you say you need an expert.

We can help

Our clients are thriving tech startups of typically 50-300 people, who need help finding talent across leadership, product, technology and business functions.

Roles we hire for

Roles we’ve hired for range from CEO to Scrum Master, from Head of Product to Designer, from CTO to Engineer, from Head of Sales to Community Lead.

How we work

Before we start looking for candidates, we need to understand what makes your business tick.  Finding great talent depends on properly understanding your culture, standards, ethics and corporate dynamics.

We make a point of immersing ourselves in your company culture to observe and understand.  We’re often invited to our clients’ team meetings and added to comms channels.  Our network of talent scouts are working technologists, not recruiters. We understand the roles you are looking to fill from first-hand experience.

What our clients say

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“It’s great working with Difference Digital.  You made a big effort to understand our company and find talent that we’d spend weeks trying to find in days.”

George Htin-Kyaw, CTO, Swoop Funding


“Difference Digital are a pleasure to work with; your insight, energy, and diligence really accelerated our hiring programme.”

Richard Sargeant, COO, Faculty AI

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“Difference Digital have fast become our go-to recruiter. You truly understand why diversity matters, are passionate about the subject and, most importantly, deliver on the promise. You simply “get it”. As a result we only ever get sent candidates we fit the brief to a T and are of exceptional quality”

Tina Phillips, VP People, Talent & Culture, INSHUR

“Difference Digital were an excellent partner for us in finding our new CEO. It was highly successful and an enjoyable experience”

Fabrice Bernhard, CTO and co-founder, M33 Group/Theodo

We are headhunters focused on improving diversity in the tech industry

Inclusivity promotes progress.

The best candidates won’t necessarily look like you, or have a background like yours, but they will bring energy, creativity and an appetite for ideas that will propel your business in new directions.

We’re technologists ourselves and we help you find those people.

Part of the community


Our founder, Davina Sirisena, is a technologist and entrepreneur.  Having previously grown a startup from zero to 100 people in under 4 years, she understands just how important it is find the right talent to support growth.


We convene DINT, a global online community for people who care about diversity and inclusion in tech. It’s new, it’s growing fast, and you can be part of it: Read more

Iraqi Innovators

We invest 5% of our profits in initiatives that support under-represented groups in the tech sector. This year, we’re supporting Iraqi Innovators. Read more