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Barclays Black Founder Accelerator:
Trutalent

 

 

 

Pius Bozumbil, Founder & CEO of Trutalent tells us why he joined the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator.

Tell us about Trutalent.

We're building hiring software solutions that place empathy and transparency at the heart of hiring.
 

Why did you join the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator?

To equip myself with the right foundational information to build a global hiring platform.
 

What would be your desired outcome from this programme?

Deep dive into building a successful startup, meet ambitious peer founders and build connections with people in the startup ecosystem.
 

Which entrepreneur inpires you the most and why?

Elon Musk purely for his first principles approach to solving problems. Brené Brown for helping modern leaders embrace vulnerability.
 

What has been your biggest win in your entrepreneurial journey?

Successfully attracting my first 2 talented engineers.
 

And your biggest challenge?

Funding.

Where did you go for business advice and how did it help you?

I have been proactive in reaching out to business leaders I respect via LinkedIn. They are always willing to share information and advice.
 

What drives you to make your business a success?

I believe in the uniqueness of every single human and their talents. I want to contribute to a world where people appreciate who they are and their true talents to pursue their passion.
 

What advice would you give other founders thinking about starting their own business?

No shortcuts - love research and be extremely curious.
 

Why did you want to start your business?

I love the idea of building and creating solutions that solve real world problems.
 

What do you do to relax when not working?

Walking, traveling for food and cultural experiences and a caravan holiday with my family.
 

How has covid made you pivot your business?

I have always wanted to build a remote-first team and Covid confirmed I was right in my thinking.

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