• Platform Consultancy

  • What Is A Platform?

    A PLATFORM IS SIMPLY A STANDARDIZED & PRODUCTIZED ASSEST OR CAPABILITY OTHERS CAN BUILD ON (INTERNALLY & EXTERNALLY)

    Data

    Distribution

    Expertise

    Infrastructure

  • "Every time you figure out some way of providing tools and services that empower other people to deploy their creativity, you’re really on to something.”

    Jeff Bezos - Founder & CEO @ Amazon

  • What We Do

    LEVERAGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES, OPERATING METHODOLOGIES, AND BUSINESS MODELS WE HELP MID-CAP & LARGE-CAP CLIENTS TRANSFORM THEMSELVES IN PLATFORMS FOR NEW GROWTH AND REVENUE.

    Conglomerates

    "I'm SVP in charge of digital transformation at a large multinational conglomerate. I want to leverage siloed datasets to build machine learning capabilities but we lack the software expertise."

    Consumer Products

    "I'm the CEO of a car company. We're having trouble building high quality software or attracting premier partners to our connected car and self-driving car initiatives. "

    Financial Services

    "I was put in charge of 'innovation' at a bank. I need help building an innovation organization capable of shifting the company towards a customer focused mindset from a product focused one."

    Health & Wellness

    "I'm the Chief Information Officer at a pharmacy and healthcare company. We have rich data but not the expertise to build personalized solutions that produce better outcomes for our customers."

    Insurance

    "I run the property and casualty unit at an insurance company. I need help figuring out how to build & execute the right strategy to take advantage of the opportunity in the freelance economy."

     

    Media & Entertainment

    "I run corporate development and strategy at a media company with premium legacy brands. We're having trouble launching on new platforms that attract a younger, more diverse audience."

  • Who We Are

    WE'RE ENTREPRENEURS & OPERATORS WITH EXPERTISE IN

  • Our Founders

    Chaz Giles

    Partner

    Hi, I’m Chaz Giles. I am a problem solver focused on innovation and growth who has been on all sides of the table: Fortune 500 brands, startup founder, and venture capital investor. I'm the Founder of Intrapraneur, where we combine the best of startups, venture capital, and corporate innovation to help our partners identify, validate, pilot, and commercialize new products, services, & business models. Currently, I'm working with Estee Lauder heading up their global external innovation efforts.

     

    Previously, I was Co-Founder of MomTrusted, a marketplace for early childhood education. Before MomTrusted, I invested in and incubated early stage technology companies at Citi Ventures. Prior to Citi Ventures, I helped build one of Procter & Gamble’s billion dollar brands and was later responsible for emerging market innovation in their FutureWorks group.

     

    I based in the Bay Area and love escaping to the ocean mountains with my family.

    Jacob Brody

    Partner

    Hi, I’m Jacob Brody. I advise corporate clients and invest in entrepreneurs where we have overlapping values and I provide a complimentary skill-set/network. I am currently an advisor to Vast Ventures, Descartes Labs and Abra while investing out of my own vehicle called Helpful Capital. Basically, founders, corporate executives and investors like me because I'm a helpful, honest and happy guy.

     
    I previously Co-Founded Benny, a freelancer finance and insurance startup backed by GV, Expansion VC, WGI and others. Before that, as a Founding Partner at MESA Ventures, I backed 30+ companies across consumer, hardware, adtech, fintech, and enterprise software. Portfolio investments include Ringly, ​Triple Lift, ​Tala, Fitstar (acquired by Fitbit), Abra, Grand St (acquired by Etsy), Gem, Seedling and ​Nativo.

     

    In a previous life I was​ a reporter at Venturebeat and founded a non-profit helping entrepreneurs. In my free time I like to write nerd/startup themed raps. I'm a born and bred New Yorker, just like my wife Lauren.

  • Some Of The Helpful People In Our Network

    Adelyn Zhou

    Co-Founder @ TopBots

    Former Product/Growth @ Nextdoor & Eventbrite

    Ajay Rajani

    Co-Founder @ NEXTT

    Founding Team Member @ Grovo & Tala (Inventure)

    Alexis Tryon

    Co-Founder & CEO @ Artsicle

    Former Product, Marketing & Operations @ AMEX & Teachers Pay Teachers

    Christina Xu

    Instructor @ School of Visual Arts

    Researcher @ PL Data

    Dan Maccarone

    Co-Founder & CEO @ Charming Robot

    Original UX @ Hulu, Rent The Runway, & Foursquare

    Emily Hickey

    Founder & CEO @ Emily Hickey Growth Consulting

    Former COO & CPO @ Lolly Wolly Doodle

    Himansu "Heems" Suri

    Rapper @ Swet Shop Boys & Das Racist

    AdAge 50 Most Creative People of the Year, 2016

    Jonathan Basker

    Founder & CEO @ Basker & Co.

    Former VP of People @ Betaworks, Handy, & Barkbox

    Kristal Bergfield

    Former VP, AI Training & Customer Experience @ x.ai

    Former Exec @ Amex, StellaService, OrdrX

    Matthew Kochman

    Founder @ Buster

    Former NYC GM @ Uber

    Maud Pasturaud

    Former Senior Growth Exec @ Spring, Secret & Gilt

    Michael Li

    Founder @ The Data Incubator

    Former Head of Data Science @ Foursquare

    Miguel Burger-Calderon

    Former President @ Elite Daily

    Rob Dennis

    Founder & CEO @ People.co

    Former Head of Tech Recruiting @ Bridgewater Associates

    Robert Schouwenburg

    Co-Founder & former CTO @ Shapeways

    Former COO @ Karma

    tara Suan

    Former Director of Strategy & Insights @ Sols

    Former Head of Marketing @ Flickr, Skillshare & Duolingo

    Ted Rheingold

    Former COO @ Tala Mobile

    Former VP, Audience @ Say Media

     

    Toan Pham

    Founding Principal @ Sunnyside Studios

    Former Mobile Design Lead @ Vimeo

  • Venture Advisors

    Some Of Our Friends Who Help Us Out

    Aniq Rahman

    President @ Moat

     

    Austin Chang

    Head of Engagement @ Pinterest

    Partner @ Initialized Capital

    Brian Sirgutz

    Founder & CEO @ Ampathy

    Former SVP of Social Impact @ Huffington Post

    Chad Nitschke

    Founder & CEO @ Bunker

    Partner @ Insure.VC

    Christina Mercando

    Co-Founder & CEO @ Ringly

    Christine Lemke

    Co-Founder & President @ Evidation Health

    Co-Founder @ Sense Networks (acquired by YP)

    Luciano Cheng

    Director of Engineering @ Stride Health

    Mark Johnson

    Co-Founder & CEO @ Descartes Labs

    Sunny Dhillon

    Partner @ Signia Venture Partners

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