Jake Huber

I Build Playbooks & Systems to Help Early-Stage Startups Scale (Specialty: Launching & Scaling Marketplaces)

Jake Huber

I'm a Fractional Operations Consultant who specializes in growth and recruiting processes to help early-stage technology start-ups achieve scale

I work with founders and startup teams on developing their systems and playbooks to scale their teams across Recruiting, Ops and GTM.

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Available 20hrs/week

Phoenix, AZ, USA

13 years experience


๐Ÿš€ Built 40 SaaS & Marketplace startups from the ground up as Startup Studio Director & coached CEOs on the journey from idea to fundraising


๐Ÿ’ช Advised CEO on hiring & employer brand, and helped Veho grow 4X from 70 to 285 employees and increased candidate inbound by 500% in 6mos


๐ŸŽ™ Host a People Ops Podcast where we interview startup leaders and share playbooks for hiring, building culture, and scaling your startup.


๐Ÿ“ˆ Hired, developed & scaled national operations teams from 0 to 50+ and launched 15+ new markets at VC-backed startups (including Uber).


I Build Playbooks & Systems to Help Early-Stage Startups Scale (Specialty: Launching & Scaling Marketplaces)

I Build Playbooks & Systems to Help Early-Stage Startups Scale (Specialty: Launching & Scaling Marketplaces)
As Founder of Venture Scaler, I partner with ambitious startups and people-first founders to set the right foundation for hyper-growth & "people scale."ย 

One way we help is by providing access to expert, on-demand recruiters:

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Check Out Our โ€œRent-a-Recruiterโ€ Model: venturescaler.com

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Skills & Tools

Over the past decade, I helped scale unicorns ๐Ÿฆ„ like Uber and Veho and I helped build 10 marketplace startups from 0 to 1.
company goals strategy & management
creation of sops & workflows
go to market operational strategy
launching new teams & functions
launching new markets
growth & scale
people management
people ops
market launch
employer branding

Diversified professional experience

Past companies and roles where Iโ€™ve gained experience.
Venture Scaler
Venture Scaler

Founder & Managing Partner | Startup Consultant


Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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

๐Ÿ™‹ Our Ideal Clients:
โ€ข Can't hire fast enough; need hiring help ASAP
โ€ข Need help building or scaling People Ops processes
โ€ข Tech startups that raised a venture round

๐Ÿ’ช Key Areas Where We Help Startup Leaders:
โ€ข Augmenting recruiting teams with dedicated, part-time recruiters
โ€ข Leveling up employer brand to attract top candidates
โ€ข Org planning, role design, comp plans and hiring plans
โ€ข And more!

National Operations Manager | City Launcher


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.

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


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 regionโ€™s P&L and increased revenue +115% to an annual run rate of $12M.ย 

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

Lead Mentor


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
First Round Fast Track



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.
Coplex - Startup Studio
Coplex - Startup Studio

Managing Partner


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.
Boost VC
Boost VC

Entrepreneur In Residence


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, Harvardโ€™s is 5.6%).ย 

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

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

Jakeย and the Venture Scaler team have been HUGE for us.ย 

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.ย 

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.ย 

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

Project Portfolio

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

Client Veho

10 hour/week

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monthly retainers


remote work

open to travel

expert calls

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