Jake Huber

Founder & Managing Partner at Venture Scaler | Startup People Ops & Growth Consultant

Jake Huber

I specialize in growth and people ops to help high-growth startups hire faster and achieve scale.

I work with founders and startup teams on growth and people operations—specifically how to hire, build and scale teams, fast.

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Available 10hrs/week

Phoenix, AZ, USA

12 years experience

start-ups

🚀 Built 40 SaaS & Marketplace startups from the ground up as Startup Studio Director & coached CEOs on the journey from idea to fundraising

growth

💪 Advised CEO on hiring & employer brand, and helped Veho grow 4X from 70 to 285 employees and increased candidate inbound by 500% in 6mos

recruiting

🎙 Host a People Ops Podcast where we interview startup leaders and share playbooks for hiring, building culture, and scaling your startup.

marketplace

📈 Hired, developed & scaled national operations teams from 0 to 50+ and launched 15+ new markets at VC-backed startups (including Uber).

Founder & Managing Partner at Venture Scaler | Startup People Ops & Growth Consultant

Founder & Managing Partner at Venture Scaler | Startup People Ops & Growth Consultant
🚀 Venture Scaler is a boutique consulting firm that helps startups hire faster and smarter. 
🙋 Our Ideal Clients: Can't hire fast enough, need hiring help ASAP, need help scaling people ops processes, and raised a VC round. 

💪 Key Areas Where We Help Startup Leaders:
• Augmenting recruiting teams with dedicated, part-time recruiters
• Leveling up employer brand to attract top candidates
• Org planning, role design, comp plans and hiring plans
• And more!
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Skills & Tools

Top areas of expertise and tools used to accomplish projects.
growth & scale
launch
operations
marketplace
recruiting
branding

Diversified professional experience

Past companies and roles where I’ve gained experience.
Techstars
Techstars

Lead Mentor

2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Selected as a Lead Mentor for the Techstars Atlanta Accelerator Program. Techstars is a global seed-stage startup accelerator that connects founders with mentors, investors, and corporations to grow their companies.
First Round Fast Track matches seasoned startup leaders with early-stage founders and team members within a unique mentorship community. First Round is a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on building a community of technology entrepreneurs and companies.
Venture Scaler
Venture Scaler

Founder & Managing Partner | Startup Consultant

2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Venture Scaler is a boutique consulting firm that helps startups hire better + faster.

🙋 Our Ideal Clients:
• Can't hire fast enough; need hiring help ASAP
• Need help building or scaling People Ops processes
• Tech startups that raised a venture round

💪 Key Areas Where We Help Startup Leaders:
• Augmenting recruiting teams with dedicated, part-time recruiters
• Leveling up employer brand to attract top candidates
• Org planning, role design, comp plans and hiring plans
• And more!
Coplex - Startup Studio
Coplex - Startup Studio

Managing Partner

2018

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Coplex partners with innovative organizations to build technology startups and develop venture portfolios in defined thematic areas. We turn the art of designing businesses into a repeatable science, helping you Innovate Faster.

Led the Product and Growth teams that built and brought 40 new tech startups to market during my tenure at the startup studio.

Coplex has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, VentureBeat, Inc, Forbes, NPR and Entrepreneur.
Industrious
Industrious

Regional General Manager - Western U.S. | City Launcher

2018-2018

New York, New York, United States

Built a team from 10 to over 30 employees and managed ~1/3 of locations at Industrious (VC-backed WeWork competitor). Grew the Western U.S. region (7 states) over 3X from 4 live locations to 13 in 2018. Owned the region’s P&L and increased revenue +115% to an annual run rate of $12M. 

Additionally assisted with city launches and expansions in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando, Boulder, Portland, Orange County and Salt Lake City.
Uber
Uber

National Operations Manager | City Launcher

2014-2018

San Francisco, California, United States

Built and grew a driver growth team from 0 to 50+ employees and worked across the business (Product, Finance, Ops) to create a concierge onboarding experience for new drivers in 20+ cities that increased conversion 18% and diverted $8M in marketing spend.

Helped launch Uber and the uberX product in 5 new expansion markets, including Las Vegas, the largest launch in U.S. history and the fastest city in the U.S. to reach profitability.
Boost VC
Boost VC

Entrepreneur In Residence

2012-2014

San Mateo, California, United States

Founded a tech startup that was accepted into Boost VC, a Silicon Valley startup accelerator that only had a 4% acceptance rate (for reference, Harvard’s is 5.6%). 

Designed and launched first product MVP, acquired first customers, achieved revenue. Raised early equity investments and grants. 

Did everything except code: product management, marketing, sales, business development, customer support, etc. Had lots of fun, and learned a ton.

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Itamar Zur

Itamar Zur

Founder & CEO

Jake and the Venture Scaler team have been HUGE for us. 

As we were starting to grow like a rocket ship we needed smart professionals who can help us ramp up employer branding, hiring, interviewing and content marketing. 

Venture Scaler created a 'machine' for us in those areas. They got us amazing recruiters to help with hiring across all positions in the company. 

They systemized our company blog to attract talent and also lift the team's morale. I can't recommend Venture Scaler enough!

Cases studies

Scaling Veho: How We Grew Their Team 4X in 6mos

Client Veho

10 hour/week

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