A few hours a month,
a lifetime of impact

Tangent connects you with aspiring Business Development Reps from socially diverse backgrounds for short-term mentoring and an employee referral.

The impact you can have
No Network to LinkedIn Referral

"Until I joined Tangent I didn't know anyone in Tech. Now I'm being mentored by a top LinkedIn sales rep and am being referred into the company."

From Retail to BDR

"I didn’t go to university and have spent most of my career in retail. After being referred through Tangent, I’m now working as a BDR at Multiverse!


What’s in it for you?

Transform lives

All our Jobseekers come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. By referring and mentoring them, you'll have a huge impact on their lives

Develop skills

By mentoring aspiring BDRs you'll get real examples of when you have developed your leadership and management skills.

Join the community

Join Tangent and get invited to exclusive events where you can grow your network with all the other Mentors in our community

Referral bonuses

Get a referral bonus from your company for the hires you help them make by referring top talent from Tangent

Mentor and refer

top talent in 4 simple steps

1Sign Up

Apply and create your free account. Tangent is and always will be free for its individual members.

Nayef a Referral to LinkedIn

We’ll match you with relevant BDR video pitches using our AI algorithm. You can also proactively search through our video pitch library to find top, diverse and driven BDRs.


Message and arrange a discovery call with top BDR candidates. Connect, share stories, give advice — and see if they’re a match for your company.

Denise Jennings profile image from Linkedin
You're connected! The next step is to agree a time for a video call
Denise Jennings profile image from Linkedin
Hey Nayef!
1 hour
Denise Jennings profile image from Linkedin
I just watched your video pitch and think you'd be a great BDR at Linkedin! We've got an open role and I'd love to tell you more about it. Want to to jump on a call to connect?
1 hour
Hi Denise, that's amazing and I'd love to connect! I've just sent you an invite for 4.00pm today. Speak then :)
1 hour
Denise Jennings profile image from Linkedin
Brilliant! Speak soon 🙂
41 minutes
Denise is typing...
Denise from LinkedIn has sent a message to the hiring manager, stating that she'd like to refer Nayef to the LinkedIn hiring team.

If it's a match, you can refer them to your company, and mentor them through any interviews. Knowing you’ve helped ambitious talent overcome societal barriers and secure their dream role? There’s no feeling quite like it!

Meet some of our
amazing Mentors
Profile image of Olly who works as a coach from GoCardless
"It’s not what you know, it’s who you know and that needs to change. I’m ready to help change this."
"Working with candidates on Tangent is great as I can develop my coaching and leadership skills whilst making a real difference."
Profile image of Georgia who works as a coach from Revolut
"I know how hard it is to get into tech without a network. It’s a privilege to be able to help others who are driven and talented but just need a bit of support."
Build your pipeline
of top diverse employee referrals

Don’t have an open role to refer for now? No problem! Grow your pipeline of ambitious and diverse BDR referrals by viewing video pitches and mentoring aspiring BDRs ahead of a role going live in your company.

We’ll even notify you when a role in your company has opened and will reward you for your time and effort!

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What is a Mentor?

Our Mentors are tech professionals who want to make a difference, bring diverse talent into their team, and develop leadership skills in the process.

By becoming a Mentor you can meet, mentor and refer aspiring BDRs who lack that all important professional network.

What’s the criteria to be a Mentor?

At Tangent, we need to ensure that we have the best quality Mentors in our community so we vet every single application - this process can take up to a week.

Our criteria for approval are:
- You work in a Tech company
- You have signed up with your LinkedIn profile
- You are keen to mentor and support others

Will I get support with being a Mentor?

Absolutely! Once you sign up and officially join Tangent you will have access to a wide range of resources that will help you with every step of the Tangent process. We’ve got your back!

How much time do I need to spend as a Mentor?

Being a Mentor is all about being high impact, but low time-commitment! Mentors typically spend a few hours (1-4) a month meeting jobseekers on Tangent. This is usually spent on intro calls and then mentoring calls for any interviews they get to once you refer them. But ultimately, the time you spend is up to you! What's important to remember is that mentoring on Tangent is designed to be short-term (i.e. until someone you're supporting gets hired) but you can decide to spend as much time with the people you meet as you like.

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