Claudine Adeyemi

CEO, Earlybird

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Claudine Adeyemi is the founder & CEO of Earlybird. She is a multi-award-winning former lawyer who read law at University College London and practised at Mishcon de Reya for several years before moving in-house as Sole Legal Counsel at venture backed startup, Wefarm. She has spearheaded diversity and inclusion efforts and built and ran an employability organisation, providing opportunities for young adults from overlooked communities. Claudine also previously founded and built a digital career support platform called CareerEar that supported thousands of career-seekers from overlooked communities to have career confidence. 

Claudine now runs Earlybird, user intelligence software powered by AI and voice technology that empowers employment support organisations to deliver quality employment support efficiently at scale. Earlybird is backed by Resolution Ventures, Innovate UK and Google for Startups – Claudine was one of just fifteen founders across Europe to be selected for Google’s Black Founders Fund 2023. Earlybird is also a finalist for Digital Solution of the Year 2023 in the Employment Related Services Association Awards.

Claudine is also co-chair of enei, core team member of UK Black Tech, a former WEF Global Shaper, and advisory board member for Spiral Skills, a youth focused employment support organisation. Claudine has been recognised as a Rising Star in the We Are The City Awards (2016), Brummell Magazine’s 30 Ones to Watch (2018), EMpower #1 Future Leader as presented by the Financial Times (2018), 40×40 Black British Future Leader (2022) and Inspirational Business Woman in STEM presented in the House of Lords (2023).