What they do:

Springpod is a careers platform where students can experience the world of work and university before they apply. Students can find a virtual work experience or degree taster programme in their industry or subject of choice.

How they make impact:

Over 110,000 young people have enrolled in Springpod's virtual work experience programmes in the first half of 2021 and 90% of students who complete a programme feel confident about finding a job in the future.


Ufi invested in the company in July 2021. Co-investors include Triple Point and MSIF.

In the video below you can listen to Sam Hyams, Founder & CEO of Springpod in conversation with Alex Bishop from Ufi Ventures.

As well as introducing Springpod, the virtual work experience platform, Sam shares his experiences of receiving investment from Ufi Ventures, the UK’s specialist investor in Vocational Technology ventures.

00:00 - Introductions
00:29 - What is Springpod? What do you do? Who do you work with?
01:54 - How does a young person engage with Springpod? What is the user experience like?
03:00 - What kind of impact is Springpod having?
04:49 - How have you found the journey as a Founder?
05:45 - How do you see Springpod's growth in the next 18 to 24 months?
06:30 - How has it been working with Ufi Ventures?

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