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Willy Schlacks
Managing Partner at Scale

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Caleb Sirak
Co-Founder of Fusepay

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Brett Calhoun
Executive Director at Scale

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Jennifer Bergman
Founder of Otimus

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 & venture studio imparting time, knowledge, and capital in startups at the earliest stages of development. 

At Scale, we care less about ideas and invest in founders first. Scale is in search of natural leaders with a deep passion for solving problems with technology. Our 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

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BOOTCAMP DETAILS

SCALE'S TEAM IS ESSENTIALLY PART OF YOUR COMPANY AS A "SILENT CO-FOUNDER"

$40K+ INVESTMENT VIA SAFE
HIRING, OPERATION, & PRODUCT SUPPORT
MENTORSHIP FROM SUCCESSFUL OPERATORS

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SCALE DOES WORK WITH YOU & FOR YOU
100S OF INVESTOR, CUSTOMER, AND PARTNER INTROS
RESOURCES TO BUILD (E.g., Office, AWS credits, etc.)

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Investment Thesis

THE GREATEST DRIVER OF VENTURE RETURNS IS THE SELECTION OF FOUNDERS STRENGTHENED BY STRUGGLE

INVESTING IN FEARLESS FOUNDERS THAT DISPLAY OUTLIER TRAITS

struggle

Above all, we seek founders who display extraordinary levels of perseverance in the face of adversity.

Customers First

The best companies are intentionally built with customer discovery prioritized over investor or press interest.

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Capital Constrained

Low access to capital is an advantage. We seek founders motivated to build from first principles. 

Entrepreneurial

Great founders are often not well-known engineers; they are intense entrepreneurs at heart, constantly tinkering with ideas.