Seeking Extraordinary Contractors to Partner with 200+ Startups

Through every stage of growth, startups depend on external resources and support. Whether they need a PEO for healthcare, a design agency to build their first marketing site or a retained search firm for a key VP hire, most startups work with dozens of agencies and firms.

Having worked with hundreds of these companies (often from day 1), we’ve found that some of the very best, high-quality work is done by independent contractors who specialize — folks who dedicate the time, tailored attention, and detail-oriented energy to help companies at their most critical points of growth.

But finding this type of independent professional isn’t easy. And on the flip side, it’s often difficult for them to find great startups as clients. There’s room for us to make a difference here.

To connect more of our startups with the best talent to help them build, we’re putting out a call for freelancers and contractors who are seasoned at making a big impact for small companies. Are you an independent designer, recruiting consultant, photographer, developer or professional in another area of startup construction? If so, we want to hear from you. Click the application link below if you’re interested in being added to The First Round List — an exclusive directory of contractors that we’ll share with the best startups in our community.

Example engagements include:

  • Connecting an independent web developer to a startup looking to build its very first website.
  • Connecting a freelance designer with a startup looking to create a new identity.
  • Connecting the Head of Marketing at a startup with a public relations contractor to help them blast our their launch announcement.
  • Connecting an HR consultant with a First Round startup looking to formalize its interviewing process before entering hyper-growth.

As a seed-stage investment firm, we start working with startups when they’re a couple of founders with an idea. That said, we have over 230 active companies at all stages in our portfolio, located across the country with concentrations in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. We’re also non-thematic investors, so the range of industries is incredible diverse — including health care, consumer, enterprise, hardware, fintech, and a whole lot more. You can see the full list here.

If this sounds like a fit for your skill set and talents, and you’re interested in sprinting alongside young companies to make big things happen, we’re already excited to meet you.


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