We reached out to several funds and incubators to get our one pager listed as a resource. This post contains proof of listing for any portfolio companies or incubees considering using our deal / perk. And perhaps this approach can help you with your startup as well!
Privacy Note: We have obfuscated parts of the emails to protect the privacy of the listers.
We followed up by sending each of the partners or VCs who listed our one pager a stainless steel LD Talent waterbottle, T-shirt, and sticker.
What follows is a list of each of the incubators, proof of listing, and contact person who helped us get listed.
1. Y Combinator and Startup School Bookface Deals
Elizabeth at YC helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for YC companies.
YC companies Mentum, Just Appraised, and Dill, as well as Startup School company Hero Trainer have used LD Talent.
2. Techstars Perks
Walter Mannino at Techstars helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Techstars companies.
3. Pear VC Deals
Lily at Pear helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Pear companies.
1 Pear company and 1 Pear Student have used LD Talent.
4. 1517 Deals
Danielle at 1517 helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for 1517 companies. Note the email below is a bit old though – the network has way more engineers now.
5. Alchemist Service Providers
Ravi at Alchemist helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Alchemist companies.
6. Lightspeed Welcome Package
Saqib at Lightspeed helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Lightspeed companies.
7. Stanford Venture Studio Deal List
Singai and Mandy at Lightspeed helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Lightspeed companies.
10+ VS companies have used LD Talent.
8. The Garage at Northwestern Deals
Hayes and Melissa at The Northwestern Garage helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Garage companies.
3 Garage companies have used LD Talent.
9. AME Cloud Ventures Services
Wretch at AME Cloud Ventures helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for AME Cloud companies.
10. Spike Ventures Deals – AVG*
Catherine and Peter at Spike Ventures helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Spike companies.
The proof was mainly verbal on this one (phone call) but here is the proof we have:
11. 1871 Chicago Member Portal Deals
Courtney and Alysha-Aubrey at 1871 helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for 1871 companies.
12. Strawberry Creek Ventures and AVG Funds Exclusive Deals and Portfolio Services*
Peter at Strawberry Creek helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for AVG companies.
13. gener8tor – Madison Perks
Nhi and Jenni at gener8tor helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for gener8tor companies.
14. a16z – Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Services
Bryan at a16z helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for a16z companies.
15. OVO Fund Portfolio Resources
Ilse at OVO Fund helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for OVO Fund companies.
16. Rough Draft Ventures – General Catalyst – Portfolio Services Slack
Grace at Rough Draft Ventures out of General Catalyst helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for RDV General Catalyst companies.
17. FalconX Milpitas Deals*
Murali and Raju at FalconX Milpitas helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for FalconX Milpitas companies (which are mostly SaaS).
We only had verbal confirmation of the listing but here is evidence that the call took place:
18. Summit Capital Deals
Melanie at Summit Capital helped us get the LD Talent deal shared with Summit’s companies.
18. Contrary Capital Deals
Alex Lin at Contrary Capital helped us get the LD Talent deal shared on Jan 18, 2021.
19. Remus Capital Deals
Stash Pomichter and John M Dalloul helped us get the LD Talent deal shared on Mar 18, 2021.
20. Stanford Alumni Network
Sheila and Joerg Proeve’s Parachute have used LD Talent.
21. Vapulus Network
Keep scrolling and you’ll see our deal is listed.
22. AWS Activate for Startups, Founders, & Entrepreneurs
Kay Boakye-Yiadom helped us get our deal shared.
24. Launch Factory
Alessandro Rinaldi helped us get our deal shared.
In addition to the above listings, we have had successful clients from the following funds share our platform with their peers:
A. 500 Startups
Catherine Jiang from Sitetrace said “Paul (our developer we found on LD Talent) has done some really great work”.
She referred us to other startups funded by 500 Startups.
Phoebe Yao from Pareto said “I like that I can see all the skills I can filter by. Super useful. Love what you built with the Slack bot. We even found full time talent on LD.”
And she shared our platform with other StartX companies.
C. Harvard Business School (HBS)
Kobby Osei-Kusi hired talent for his company Eden and shared our platform with others from HBS.
D. Startup Chile
Ashley Van Cott hired talent for Writewise, and shared our platform with others.
She said “LD Talent has been a godsend for us as a very small startup. We have connected with some amazing programmers who are all very knowledgeable and hard working. We expect to continue with LD Talent for all of our foreseeable programming needs as a business.”
Liam and Aidan McCarty said of our network:
“LD Talent provides the best way I’ve seen to involve top-notch engineers at a moment’s notice. We needed someone who could take a glance at our code and quickly integrate several aspects of our platform. There wasn’t time for a long recruitment process, or for sifting through online proposals. Without LD Talent, we would have struggled to find such a high quality engineer on such a short timeline.
The team at LD Talent is organized and responsive. These are real people helping you, not an algorithm or a feedback form. They care about your experience, and they care about the results. They’ve built a solid operation with the attention to detail you’d expect in your own product. If you’re looking for high quality freelance work without all the hassle, LD Talent should be your first stop.”
We are thankful to both the McCarty’s for sharing our network amongst their peers.
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