Venture Scaler

Venture Scaler

Hi, we’re Sasha and Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling... and MORE, if you can believe it!

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In this interview with Kara Scovitch, Senior Director, Global Talent Management at The Knot Worldwide, we’re talking about return to work, levels and career progression, and performance philosophy.   Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kara-scovitch-phr-shrbp-62982085/  SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1  🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/​​​ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.   Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ & Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Apr 22

44 min 46 sec

In this interview with Natalie Rast, Director of People Ops at stensul, we’re talking about performance philosophy, values, DEI and scaling your team...   Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-rast-8083b658/  SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1  🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/​​ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.   Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ & Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Apr 7

50 min 39 sec

In this interview with Jennifer Paxton, VP of People + Talent at Privy, we’re talking about performance strategies, providing feedback, and scaling your team...   Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenpaxton/  SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1  🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/​ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    ABOUT VENTURE SCALER:  👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.   Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ & Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Mar 26

53 min 1 sec

In this interview with Kaitlyn Hudson, Head of People Operations at PrimeGov, we’re talking about recruiting, training hiring managers and scaling your team...   Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyn-hudson-she-her-aa203b91/  Resources Kaitlyn Mentioned: - ATS: Lever - HRIS: Rippling - 401k: Human Interest 🔥 Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ & Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Feb 17

45 min 8 sec

In this interview with Julie Menge, HR Operations Lead at Help Scout, we’re talking about how to build career ladders, compensation strategies, and scaling your team...   Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliemenge/  Resources Julie Referenced:    -https://www.progression.fyi/ -https://www.helpscout.com/blog/employee-compensation/ -https://buffer.com/resources/career-framework/ -https://buffer.com/salary/ceo/average  🔥 Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1   Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    ABOUT VENTURE SCALER:  👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.   Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/   & Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Feb 10

45 min 9 sec

In this interview with two Startup Heads of Finance, Chris Horne at Virtuous CRM and Drew Romney here at Trainual, we’re talking about how to scale your startup… Drew Romney is the Director of Finance at Trainual (raised $7M Series A) and former Director of Finance at eVisit (raised $12M in VC). Chris Horne is the Director of Finance at Virtuous CRM (raised $3M Series A) and former Director of Finance at CampusLogic (raised $73M in VC). 🔥 Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1 👋 ABOUT VENTURE SCALER:  Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling... and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Brought to you by: - Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ - Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Feb 3

49 min 30 sec

In this interview with Gregg Scoresby, Founder & CEO at CampusLogic, we’re talking about how to scale your startup...   Gregg Scoresby is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of CampusLogic, a financial aid SaaS company that simplifies the student financial aid experience and lowers financial aid administration costs. The company won Invest Southwest's Venture Madness competition in 2015 for their student self-service platform that has been called the TurboTax of Financial Aid.    CampusLogic has raised over $193M in venture capital to date.    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greggscoresby/    Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/0chvvhG0nPI    SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyw3bYUzk3kI6jqAvhhrPhQ?sub_confirmation=1     🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    👋 ABOUT VENTURE SCALER:  Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling... and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.    Brought to you by:  - Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/   - Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/

Jan 27

47 min 5 sec

In this episode, learn how to discuss equity as part of the candidate compensation package, how to balance interviewing and selling during the hiring process, and how to create a wonderful offer experience (as an extension of the candidate experience)! This video is part of our free, online 6-video crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup” available on our YouTube channel. Topics Covered How to discuss equity as part of the candidate compensation package How to balance interviewing and selling during the hiring process How to create a great offer experience 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Jan 20

20 min 30 sec

In this episode, learn how to leverage your existing employees to build an incredible interview team with consistent feedback processes, interview rubrics, and hiring projects! This video is part of our free, online 6-video crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup” available on our YouTube channel. Topics Covered How to leverage your existing employees to build an interview team How to establish consistent feedback processes Building interview rubrics Facilitating hiring projects 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Jan 13

14 min 34 sec

In this episode, learn how to ensure the candidate you love is actually aligned with your business goals and the role. Plus, we’ll talk about compensation and how to ask the right questions to ensure you’re hiring high-fit candidates to your team! This video is part of our free, online 6-video crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup” available on our YouTube channel. Topics Covered Understanding red flags in a resumé Tips for identifying red flags in an interview How to talk about compensation with a candidate Making sure a candidate is aligned with exactly what you’re looking for 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. Resources Screening Questions ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Dec 2020

33 min 53 sec

In this episode, learn how to attract and source candidates before you have a recognizable brand! Plus, try your hand at talent mapping to identify the right profile to ensure you attract high-fit employees! This video is part of our free, online 6-video crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup” available on our YouTube channel. Topics Covered Attracting and sourcing candidates How to find companies to recruit from Why talent mapping Finding the best person for the role The best tools for sourcing 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. Resources AngelList  Glassdoor Crunchbase Gregslist Linkedin Recruiter Lite ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Nov 2020

16 min 13 sec

Learn which parts of the interview, hiring, and onboarding process you can streamline by putting in the work upfront, what actionable steps you can take to ensure you hire the BEST candidate for your business, and how to define and document aspects of your hiring process, so you’re ready to scale! This video is part of our free, online 6-video crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup” available on our YouTube channel. Topics Covered Streamlining the interview, hiring, and onboarding process Actionable steps to find the best candidate Define and document your hiring process 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. Resources – Job Description / Impact Description – Job Scorecard – Job Scorecard Example (People Ops Generalist) – Hiring Checklist (job description, interview squad, interview questions, and email communications) ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Nov 2020

24 min 36 sec

In this interview with Tom Spengler, Executive Chairman at PrimeGov, we’re talking about how to scale your startup... Tom is PrimeGov’s, Executive Chairman. He has over 20 years of domain experience as the Co-founder and former CEO of Granicus from 1999 to 2015. Tom is passionate about improving government through technology and has helped bring several marketing leadings products to market over the past 20 years. Tom also sits on the Board of Directors for a number of technology companies including Propylon and Ascendify. Bio: https://www.primegov.com/tom-spengler Key talking points: Best decision their team made after their series A What to focus on 12-18 mo after raising capital OR when scaling quickly How the CEO role changes through business growth Talking through Tom's favorite stages of growth How to build a recruiting culture and the questions to find the right talent What to consider when designing compensation and diversity philosophies When to hire key executives/leaders and which executives to hire The biggest differences between company building in AZ and SF #1 piece of advice for company builders 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.    Checkout the full show notes here! ABOUT VENTURE SCALER:  👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!   If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.   Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.   Sponsored by, Trainual.

Nov 2020

51 min 21 sec

Learn how to create V1 of your employer brand, the key systems to set up to hire at scale, and how to facilitate an incredible candidate experience! This is part of a 6-part crash course on “How to Hire At Your Startup.” Topics Covered Employer brand The key systems to set up to hire at scale How to facilitate an incredible candidate experience 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks. Resources Your first step in establishing your employer brand is setting up your (free) accounts on: Glassdoor AngelList LinkedIn Applicant Tracking Systems (not a comprehensive list by any means) Lever Jobvite AngelList Stackoverflow Recruiterbox Ziprecruiter Greenhouse Zoho BreezyHR JazzHR BambooHR Check out the full show notes here! ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Sponsored by, Trainual.

Nov 2020

16 min 10 sec

👋 ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling... and MORE, if you can believe it! If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty-gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business. Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup. Brought to you by: Sasha Robinson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharobinson/ Jake Huber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberjake/ 🔥 Sign up for the Venture Scaler Newsletter: https://venturescaler.substack.com/ - Never miss an update and get access to bonus videos, special content, and detailed guides and playbooks.

Oct 2020

1 min 15 sec