Huddle Stories, Episode 017: Introducing Huddle Venture Partners 🙌
We recently announced an extension to our Huddle community... our first Huddle Venture Partners! 🙌
We're beyond excited about the launch of the Huddle Venture Partner Program, focused on builder-investor hybrids bringing diverse ideas and bridging the gap between creators and founders.
Proud to share why we're doing this & our first 10 VPs...
We're in the business of powering more entrepreneurship in the world.
By trimming out the slow, messy middle of finding teammates, Huddle helps:
✔︎more founders launch, scale, and succeed
✔︎more builders go independent & build wealth on their own terms
For our inaugural cohort, we’ve selected ten VPs that actively support their network of startups and fellow builders. They’re partnering with us on everything from deal flow to advising startups on Huddle to mentoring builders in the community. We’re also working on creating opportunities for them to invest in the startups building on Huddle.
Without further ado, welcome to:
👏 Amber Illig - General Partner at The Council Capital
👏 David Hoang - Head of Design at Webflow, Angel Investor
👏 Soleio - Designer x Investor
👏 Ben Blumenrose - Co-founder, Managing Partner, Designer Fund
👏 Tara Tan - General Partner, Creative Capital
👏 Chante Harris - ClimateTech Operator & Investor
👏 Stephanie Engle - Product Designer at Snapchat & Angel Investor
👏 Thomas J. White IV - Ghostwriter, Investor, Advisor
👏 Olga Orda - CEO, Hypemachine
👏 Dani Slocki - CEO, ARTivist, Host
We're so happy to have you with us 🎉
Following is an update from the Huddle community: a Huddle success, our next IRL event, and what our members are saying.
Head of Community @ Huddle
🏆 Huddle Success Story
OVERVIEW: Packsmith came to Huddle looking for a simplified investor narrative and design help, helping the founders save time and focus on what they do best - raising money, building product, and attracting new customers and users to its marketplace.
We delivered a brand new pitch deck with a simplified investor narrative that told the story the founders were really trying to say in investor meetings. During our investor deck sprint, the founders accelerated their fundraising efforts by 100% and raised a sizeable Seed round.
TEAM: Investor Deck • Website • Marketing • Product Design • Growth
TIMELINE: 1 month
HYPERLINKS: Case Study
👉 Are you a founder? Apply to reserve a Huddle Team for your next launch or project, or rent a Huddle Team on subscription — for ongoing sh*t that needs shipment.
Book a call with us to discuss your immediate needs or apply for a team now:
🥰 Huddle Love
New Huddle Member Sachin Bhargava:
“I’ve been watching the journey of Huddle and I'm really proud of you guys. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
🤝 Huddle x Collective
Huddle is partnering with Collective!
For our community who are sick of drowning in paperwork and admin tasks:
Huddle has teamed up with Collective to save your sanity. Collective handles everything from LLC/S Corp formation to taxes, compliance, and accounting – even your bookkeeping! Plus, they'll send you a weekly financial snapshot to keep you in the loop. Say goodbye to stress and use code Huddle for 50% off your first three months!
You can estimate your tax savings with Collective here. 🤍
🔗 Let’s Link Up
We loved seeing friends old and new at our SXSW gathering hosted in a beautiful Lodgewell space.
Next event in the coming months! Stay tuned.
🔑 Join The Club
What’s Huddle, you ask? We’re a vetted community of 700+ designers, builders, and creatives that work on startups together.
Startups apply to reserve Huddles (individuals or teams from our community) for things like MVPs, design help, pitch decks, software engineering, branding, marketing, advisory, and more. We help put the team together and care for all the messy bits - paperwork, legal, taxes, equity, etc. Plus, we host ongoing digital and IRL events to meet other members.
“One part creative club, two parts the best f’n agency for startups ever”
-Mike Saloio, Founder & CEO at Huddle
You bring your bad self and come ready to work. We’ll handle the rest. Apply to join our founding membership now.
Have founder friends who could use a Huddle? Have them apply here!