The company plans to use the money to recruit new staff. : A digital consultancy firm from Leeds is looking to recruit new staff after receiving investment from a private equity firm. Hippo Digital has received a minority investment from Growth Capital Partners (GCP), a leading private equity house. Hippo was founded in 2016 and now boasts 160-strong team of consultants that predominantly work for public sector organisations. Its clients include the NHS, Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions.