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we have a deep appreciation for the struggle founders go through on their company building journey
investing in founders first
Scale is an accelerator fund and venture studio investing monetary and social capital in early-stage tech founders across North America, the Midwest, and Missouri. Founded in 2021 by Willy & Jabbok Schlacks and Jai Malik to help founders who blaze through constraints create generational wealth.
Scale focuses on the founder’s characteristics, skills, and habits — rather than ideas. Scale’s goal is not to eliminate struggle but to help cultivate the required skills and mindset to prepare for it.
HOme to the midwest
Scale is headquartered in Columbia, MO, but is investing in founders across North America. Scale is at the center of creating a Silicon Valley effect in the Midwest
SCALE OFFERS AN INTIMATE LEVEL OF SUPPORT FROM SUCCESSFUL OPERATORS
$75K-$100k+ INVESTMENT VIA SAFE
HIRING, OPERATION, & PRODUCT SUPPORT
MENTORSHIP FROM SUCCESSFUL OPERATORS
SCALE DOES WORK WITH YOU & FOR YOU
INVESTOR, CUSTOMER, AND PARTNER INTROS
RESOURCES TO BUILD (E.g., Office, AWS credits, etc.)
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THE GREATEST DRIVER OF VENTURE RETURNS IS THE SELECTION OF FOUNDERS STRENGTHENED BY STRUGGLE
INVESTING IN FEARLESS FOUNDERS THAT DISPLAY OUTLIER TRAITS
Above all, we seek founders who display extraordinary levels of perseverance in the face of adversity.
The best companies are intentionally built with customer discovery prioritized over investor or press interest.
Low access to capital is an advantage. We seek founders motivated to build from first principles.
Great founders are often not well-known engineers; they are intense entrepreneurs at heart, constantly tinkering with ideas.
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