fostering startup
& scale-up growth
one hire at a time

it’s all about your people

How it

let’s get your startup recruitment ready today! First, it’s about understanding your needs, then we’ll put our grit into sourcing your talents. We'll run our matching process before connecting you with your shortlisted candidates. Unlock your talents to move on to interviewing and hiring.

as easy as A-B-C


  • together we define your startup’s recruitment needs and set up a bespoke strategy
  • The Grit Co is your sparring partner along the way


  • best-in-class profiles are actively sourced across international markets using our proprietary AI powered search technology and processes
  • The Grit Co is your digital Sherlock Holmes, finding the best candidates


  • this is where the magic happens! Get connected with selected candidates scoring the highest matching results
  • The Grit Co is your diversity and inclusion matchmaker for success and growth

The Product

our DISCOVERY package connects you with your personal recruitment sparring partner to kickstart your next recruitment journey!


  • talent mapping & recruitment strategy consulting
  • active sourcing across international networks
  • ongoing candidate listing
  • candidate matching against skills, expertise, and cultural fitness
  • personalized talent pooling
  • dedicated recruitment sparring partner
1 month gross salary with cash back option.
/successful hire*

* pre-launch prices are subject to change.


our vision:
Become the #1 recruitment choice for high growth ventures and startups

The Grit Co is a recruitment company specializing in startups and high-growth scaleups. We provide active and passive recruitment options. Our “Active sourcing as a Service” AsaS approach, at below-market prices, grants you access to the best startup talents.

our goal is to match the right people, with the right ventures and culture – fostering startup growth one hire at a time!

as matchmakers for belonging, we believe employee engagement allows individual growth, which drives team success and yields startup performance.

we combine the best of both worlds - a traditional approach based on human interactions and values , improved through digital tools and tech to increase reach, results and performance.

our philosophy is closely related to our brand name "the Grit Co". grit is an underlying characteristic one needs to possess to thrive in today's ever-changing world. while people can learn many new things, adapt to changing environments and cope with adversity - grit is a quality differentiating one talent from another. it is a characteristic we are committed to look for in our search for leaders of today's world.

our mission statement

The Grit Co is an Active sourcing as a Service platform on a mission to enable, empower and set startups as well as high-growth scale-ups for sustainable growth and success, one hire at a time.

we do it through the combination of:

  • a human-centric approach supported by the best available technology
  • a below market pricing with cash-back option
  • a candidate vs job vs culture assessment
  • proprietary algorithms and tech sourcing the very best candidates


Andras Lacko

Co-Founder & CEO

13+ years experience in Sports, Art, and Hospitality management

7+ years in operational leadership & business development

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Founder of a digital art gallery

Dorothée Roessinger

HR & Business Advisor at The Grit Co
Business Operations Manager Bouygues Energies & Services

10+ years experience in HR leading roles

14 years experience in recruitment

Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Alumni EHL Hospitality Business School of Lausanne

advisory team

Claudio Staub

Founding Investor & BoD at The Grit Co
Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder at CYBERA

6+ years experience in recruiting & staffing

8+ years experience in sales & business development, founding advisor and board member of several startups

MBA & Master of Law

Daniel Heller

Founding Investor & BoD at The Grit Co
Partner Farner Consulting & Head Startup Desk

20+ years experience in consulting.

20+ years experience in politics.

president of the board of hospitals and financial institutions.

They have trusted us

client cybera
client ferring
client dojo
client virya