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.

Proof of Listing 1
Proof of Listing 2

2. Techstars Perks

Walter Mannino at Techstars helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Techstars companies.

Proof of Listing

3. Pear VC Deals

Lily at Pear helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Pear companies.

Proof of Listing

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.

Proof of Listing

5. Alchemist Service Providers

Ravi at Alchemist helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Alchemist companies.

Proof of Listing

6. Lightspeed Welcome Package

Saqib at Lightspeed helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for Lightspeed companies.

Proof of Listing

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.

Proof of Listing

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.

Proof of Listing

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.

Proof of Listing

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:

Evidence of Likely Listing
Evidence of Likely Listing

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.

Proof of Listing

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.

Evidence of Likely Listing
Evidence of Likely Listing

13. gener8tor – Madison Perks

Nhi and Jenni at gener8tor helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for gener8tor companies.

Proof of Share

14. a16z – Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Services

Bryan at a16z helped us get the LD Talent deal listed as a resource for a16z companies.

Proof of Share
Proof of Share

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 VenturesGeneral 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.

Proof of Listing

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:

Evidence of Likely Listing

18. Summit Capital Deals

Melanie at Summit Capital helped us get the LD Talent deal shared with Summit’s companies.

Evidence of Share

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

21. Vapulus Network

Keep scrolling and you’ll see our deal is listed.

22. AWS Activate for Startups, Founders, & Entrepreneurs

23. STEMeIn

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.

B. StartX

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.”

E. Evonexus

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.

F. Our Baidu Ventures Case Study