hands-on operators + capital

We provide early stage capital

We invest in highly scalable, data-driven software companies that are solving big market problems.

With a “hands on” venture studio

We know founders need more than just capital because we’ve been there before. We’re not just a co-working space or a venture fund. We’re here to get deep in the weeds with entrepreneurs.

Scale Smarter, Scale Faster

We contribute far more than just money.

Administrative Services

Will help take the "necessary, not strategic" tasks off your plate so you can focus on your product and go-to-market strategy.


We go way beyond advising – from working alongside you to brainstorming sessions and leadership development.


We are here to ensure entrepreneurs get shit done! We help define key metrics, track KPIs and focus on growth.


We connect entrepreneurs to the best and the brightest talent at the right time and with the right culture fit.


We will connect you to fellow like-minded entrepreneurs with similar struggles and experiences that you can relate to and share ideas with.


Get access to a dynamic workspace and credits for business building tools like AWS, Hubspot, Zendesk, Carta, & more!

We surround founders with experience.

A rising tide raises all boats – Exposing founders to experienced talent decreases risk, increases the learning curve and builds an ecosystem for future businesses to utilize.

Our Technology Partners

I've met with several VC’s in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area but Orange County has always been the vision. Building and scaling my own OC based startup funded by OC investors! Nothing in OC exists like Operate. The Operate team offers a unique blend of experience and grittiness to get things done. The advisors have built and scaled software companies before and have created a unique model to help early stage startups avoid common pitfalls. The Operate team are true partners to my startup!

Shafiur RahmanCEO of Chatterworks

Operate is like another cofounder to us, they will brainstorm with you, provide executable suggestions with you and share their valuable network before you even reach out for help. We are very grateful for their help and proud to be part of the community.

Ken LianFounder of Cheese

Givsum, Inc. and our Team couldn't be more thrilled to have received capital and be a part of the Operate studio. We are one of the first companies in the door and the experience has matched expectations! Every day we are reminded as to why we are doing the work we're doing, and we're offered the tools and advice to get it done. I can't wait to meet all the new companies coming through the door over the next year and the beneficial "collisions" that will become avenues for growth. Congrats to the Operate Team, and thank you for your vision and passion to help startups!

Shawn WehanCEO of Givsum

I’m so happy I met the Operate team! They intuitively understand our vision, and how we want to get there (through data) and are committed to helping us reach our goals.

Deepa KrishnanCo-founder of Spoonful

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