We

We turn big ideas into big wins.

We’re serial founders, product designers, and operators who have built tech startups, award-winning design agencies, and led innovative transformation within some of the biggest companies in the world.

We hate seeing dollars wasted

The common theme across all our experiences is that teams of all sizes are very good at wasting money and time on gut decisions and murky data. We’ve developed a process to shift that paradigm.

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Get involved early to help make a data-driven “go” or “no go” decision before wasting too much time or money going down the wrong path.

2

Use rapid design prototyping and a tight user-feedback loop to make damn sure you’re building the right thing in the right way.
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Share all of our secrets about building companies and introduce you to all of the hires, advisors, and investors we know who can help you succeed.
See our process

How we're different

1

Better than an agency

Agencies are incentivized to create more work. We're incentivized by your traction and growth

2

Better than consultants

Consider these sleeves rolled up. We don't just make recommendations, we help you implement them.

3

Better than a VC alone

Most capital partners make their bet and circle back to collect. We’re by your side, solving problems every week.

We act like co-founders because we are founders.

We’re a group of executive-level entrepreneurs and product thinkers who design and build the most crucial parts of your business alongside you.

11

companies founded

13

products launched

43

Millions
Raised

15

investors
in network

12

Fortune 500s
Innovated
Some stats we're proud of

Our investment thesis

We choose to work with founders who know a specific market better than anyone else and are obsessed with solving a problem that they’ve faced personally.

When you partner with us, you’re asking us to treat your company as our own and bring all of our experiences to bear on the decisions we help you make. We take that responsibility seriously - and it also happens to be the thing we have the most fun doing.

Requirements
  • Pre-seed

  • Exponential Technology

  • Design Advocates

  • Lean Teams

  • Leaner Egos

  • Adaptable

Building successful companies is really, really hard.

But sometimes when you’re onto something big, that really, really hard thing is all you want to do. We get it. We’ve jumped in head first over and over. Sometimes it’s hurt, other times we’ve come out on top, and it’s all of those experiences that give us the ability to quickly evaluate new ideas and how they should be built.

Leadership

Devin Soule

Devin has spent a decade leading design teams and building technology. After founding his first startup in college and leading product design at a few growth-stage companies, he built a digital design agency where he worked with the likes of Whirlpool, SC Johnson, Medline, CBRE, Hilton, The Obama Foundation, Rotary International, USAID, and some of Chicago’s fastest growing startups.

Nick McEvily

With the mind of an entrepreneur and the eye of a designer, Nick has brought dozens of brands to market; from food & beverage brands, to ecommerce platforms, and mobile apps. He most recently led a blockchain enabled media platform through a $36M ICO after 4 pivots over the same number of years. It was during these pivots and previous launches that Nick mastered the art of finding product-market fit.

Ellie Bahrmasel

A serial strategist with a creative core, Ellie has spent her career growing and transforming organizations, programs, and products through design. Her diversity of experience - from government to Fortune 100’s to venture backed startups - has given her insights that fuel her ability to help teams maneuver around and through their biggest growth challenges.

Trusted advisors

Larry Schor

Esteemed Profile

Jim Cohen

Esteemed Profile

Craig Sampson

Esteemed Profile

Co-creators

Uros Mikic

Design strategist and Webflow Expert.

Aric Jackson

Director of Photography, Executive Producer

Benjamin Yost

Associate Designer and Trouble Maker

We are NOT

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A development agency

Finding your product market fit, before you’ve spent money on building the product

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A traditional consultancy

Finding your product market fit, before you’ve spent money on building the product

2

A 'yes
factory

Finding your product market fit, before you’ve spent money on building the product