Gritty Talent: Connecting underrepresented talent with the TV industry

Following our member Gritty Talent’s recent pre-seed funding success with Innovate UK and partnership with Channel 4, we had a chat with Founder and CEO, Mel Rodrigues, to hear her story… Gritty Talent key facts Start date: 2019 Market sector: TV and Film (Createch) Location: Bristol Number of employees: 11 Company growth status: High growth startup In your own words…

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Gritty Talent partners with Channel 4 to increase talent from under-represented groups

Gritty Talent team - a diverse group of people in gront of a graffiti wall

Channel 4 is partnering with our member Gritty Talent to help independent production companies build more diverse senior teams. Gritty Talent, who won our 2022 Breakthrough Bursary, is a trailblazing company bridging TV, talent and technology, who discover, nurture and connect talented people from under-represented groups into the media industry. In 2021 the startup, founded…

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Channel 4 invests in TravelLocal, the global tailor-made holiday marketplace

SETsquared Bristol member Travellocal, a global B2C online marketplace for tailor-made holidays announced a new investment from Channel 4, the British TV broadcaster, via its Commercial Growth Fund. Channel 4 joins existing investment funds, Active Partners and Gresham House Ventures, in backing the business. It takes TravelLocal’s total funding raised to date to over £8…

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