Creating cap table diversity one startup and job at a time.

Break the Wheel's tryout program provides an even playing field for diverse talent to compete for jobs and cofounder opportunities.

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What we do Differently

Impact to us means social and financial. Our OKRs are Speed to Impact and Investor ROI. We focus on the inevitable - paradigm shifts. We surround big problems with experts, then validate, launch and blitzscale solutions by investing our team and capital.

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Outcomes Northstar

Everything we do is focused on the desired outcome. Speed to Impact and Investor ROI are our OKRs. To achieve these OKRs we apply a SaaS lens to investing knowing that the most immediately impactful and scalable solutions are those that provide value from user 1 to user N.

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PSF Validation

We never guess. Our 3 step process validates market timing for paradigm shifts and our ability to force that timing. (1st) we filter solutions via our councils, (2nd) we validate solutions by mirroring live product customer acquisition programs, (3rd) we execute (now), pause (later), kill (never).

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Operational Investing

We invest people (and capital) on a performance basis. We invest our team of serial operators with diverse backgrounds and networks to fill gaps in product, marketing, sales, BI, customer success, and engineering. We invest our experts, network and capital to drive escape velocity growth.

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adobe
comcast
marketo
nickelodeon
viacom
budwiser
seasmless
chivas
experian
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strv
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These are a few of the companies our founders invested in or worked with or for as employees or consultants. These companies are not investors or partners of Break the Wheel.

A History of Success

Break the Wheel was founded and is operated by serial entrepreneurs and operators that have built, sold and taken public more than 20 companies.

91M

customers acquired

$6.8B

lifetime value

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How it works

For Companies

Hire the best talent and create diversity at the same time. Women, Black, Hispanic, Indian, Asian... everyone gets a fair shot and you get to see what each person can do in a live combine (NFL reference). Submit a tryout and we handle the rest; sourcing, vetting and presenting the best talent in the world - that also happens to be from diverse demographics.

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For Talent

We remove all barriers to opportunity. F the resume. Who cares what college you went to or who you worked for last. This is your chance to show the world what you have. You get to try out for positions following the same test projects as everyone else. Don't worry if you feel you're not qualified - if someone more qualified beats you out we provide insight into how to improve so your chances improve the next time around.

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Available Cofounder and Talent Tryouts

Partner with us

Universities, Non-Profits, Government Agencies, School Systems, Talent Development… Our programs offer your entrepreneurs and students a chance to obtain great jobs at impactful companies. Let’s talk about how we can work together.