hands-on operators + capital

A New Way to Build Companies

We believe founders need more than capital and advice to be successful.

Operate embeds our team of top-tier operators into your organization to work side-by-side with you, all for the purpose of giving you a higher probability of success and helping execute your vision to make a big impact on society.

We Build Studio Companies That Are Scaling Rapidly

Talk to any of our companies and you will see the value the Operate team has brought to each. We help our studio companies focus on what really matters – providing a delightful experience to their end customer and solving a big problem with a scalable product.







Short Story




Launch House




Grin Gaming





Scale Smarter, Scale Faster

Our Areas of Focus

Finding Product/Market Fit & Building Out the Product

Creating Buzz in the Market

Product Launch

Growth Strategy & Execution

Overall Business Strategy with the Founding Team

Building a Foundation of KPIs & Metrics That Matter

Raising Additional Capital

Finding the Right Talent

Strategic Partnerships

We help 'create' great companies, not just discover them

Our model enables us to embed hands-on experts directly in the team and ensures that companies use their money wisely–not hiring expensive people too early or ones with the wrong skills for what’s needed.

Additional Studio Services

  • Recruiting and Onboarding
  • Payroll & Benefits
  • Email and Social Media Marketing
  • Bookkeeping & Accounting
  • Credits/Software Services
  • Overall or Specific Department Business Strategy
  • Board Seat, Coaching 1:1s

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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