In 10 years, Uptoo has established itself as a leading player in the recruitment of sales representatives and sales managers in France. Since 2015, the growth of the company has strongly accelerated and its turnover has tripled.
The diversified service offering of Uptoo, powered by an integrated and collaborative digital platform, provides evaluation, recruitment and training for the best talent in the B2B sector.
Uptoo has more than 3,500 clients across sectors, including companies listed on the CAC 40, SMEs and start-ups. The company also owns “Uptoo Jobs”, the premier French job search website for sales representatives, where more than 300,000 CVs have been uploaded.
It currently has more than 100 employees across four sites in France: in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Nantes. The company has experienced strong growth since its creation, and in 2018 alone, 65,000 new sales representatives registered on the “Uptoo Jobs” platform.
Didier Perraudin, founder and CEO of Uptoo, said: “Our goal is to become the preferred recruitment partner in the French sales representative market. Our mission is to take the hassle out of recruitment by simplifying, securing and accelerating the process for businesses, recruiters and candidates through digital solutions. Recruitment is a traditional business sector and it is yet to reap the full benefits of digital transformation. By working in the fascinating sales representative sector, our aim is to be a ‘scale-up’ in this market.”
Frédéric Quéru, Director of the Ardian Growth team, added: “Beyond the high quality and ambition of Uptoo’s management team, we were struck by the company’s innovative nature, its unique business expertise and digital approach to B2B sales recruitment. We’ve also been impressed by the strong growth experienced by the company over the last couple of years and by the management’s ambition pursuing this path. We are excited to support Uptoo’s development by bringing our own digital expertise and identifying external growth opportunities.”
Good sales representatives are rare, and a sales disposition cannot be seen on a CV. Uptoo has implemented modern evaluation tools that reveal sales talent. The UptooJobs platform helps analyse the sales disposition of a candidate in real time, to be combined with the data from his/her CV, through a series of online tests and innovative tools.
On a tight market with fierce competition for talent, Uptoo has rolled out a significant set of resources to make the difference on the traditional recruiting market where firms lack candidates, resources, expertise, and digital tools on the sales representative segment.
More than 2,500 recruiting assignments/year
More than 100 employees in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, and Bordeaux
More than 350,000 candidate members of Uptoo Jobs
More than 3,500 clients
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Ardian: Frédéric Quéru, Florian Dupont
Ardian Legal Advisor: Hogan Lovells (Stéphane Huten, Ali Chegra, Agathe Faict)
Ardian Tax Advisor: Mamou & Boccara (Laurent Mamou)
Ardian Legal, Social, and Tax Auditor: Hogan Lovells (Stéphane Huten, Ali Chegra, Agathe Faict)
Financial Auditor: Crowe HAF (Olivier Grivillers, Thomas Corbineau, Julien Latrubesse)