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Building a Crypto Unicorn





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  • London
  • New York
  • Singapore


Copper building a Crypto Unicorn


Bond are proud to have partnered a growth journey that has seen Copper reach unicorn status and a $1B valuation. Saving them over £1.4M in the last 16 months.

Copper is an Institutional custody & prime brokerage for digital assets. Copper is designed to make cryptocurrency acquisition and safe storage easy for institutional investors. The unfair advantage. Having reached unicorn status and a valuation of $1B, we are the talent consultancy who have helped them scale globally in all business functions.

We have been Copper’s unfair advantage.


The challenge:


One of the biggest challenges was an under-resourced internal talent team of one.

  • Over reliance on agencies
  • Disjointed and inconsistent processes


The solution:


A small Bond team of 2 x talent partners very quickly scaled up to a team of 8 within the first 3 months of the project.

  • Rapidly expanding the core engineering team with blockchain engineers who build smart contracts in solidity, blockchain integration engineers with modern niche tech such as Rust & Golang alongside Scala engineers (both exchange and trading side)
  • Established core hubs in both New York and Singapore.
  • Hiring for: Blockchain engineers, backend/frontend/full stack engineers, devOps, QA, support, DevSecOps, Mobile devs, compliance, legal, sales & partnerships, HR, finance, Product and C – level


It’s always about where we can add further value too:


  • Re-designed the entire recruitment process across the company
  • Created recruitment marketing & candidate packs
  • Applied direct sourcing methodology & strategic leadership hiring
  • Built & implemented an agency co-ordination process to manage PSL and ensure there is control over agency spend
  • Implemented a rich talent data culture including reach out data / time to hire, offer & start / pipeline data / cost saving / cost per hire / agency spend etc

Project success

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“We’ve basically built a team of 100 in Engineering & product in 4 months, starting from 30 in December with all the headwinds we’ve had, so I think you’ve got yourself a pretty solid case study”


Alex Ryvkin

Chief Product Officer

Scaling at hyper speed?
We love those challenges.