Graceful Operations – Operations & Finance for Early Stage Startups


I'm Grace, your new VP Operations.

I've worked in the tech industry for over 7 years, with bootstrapped companies of 5 people up to 60-person Y Combinator companies with $30M of Series B dollars in the bank. I've held roles handling the typical stuff like business development, operations, finance, HR, and recruiting to the absolutely outlandish, like running an entire drone operations team complete with a chief pilot and lobbying politicians on Capitol Hill about aviation standards and regulations.

I also founded my own start-up that failed spectacularly (apparently, people aren't super keen to help small artists crowdfund while surviving a global pandemic!)

What I learned, though, is that founders are busy.

Graceful Operations specializes in working with early-stage companies to help you build the processes and systems to streamline your growth from seed stage through your first priced round. Think of me as a rent-a-VP Operations – for the price of a junior operations manager, I work within your team to free your time for focusing on the important stuff, like nailing product market fit, securing early adopters, or preparing to raise capital.

If you are an early stage founder looking to bridge the gap to your first Operations Lead hire, send me an email at [email protected], or book a time to chat!

As a queer, trans woman, I am proud to offer sliding scale rates to founders of any marginalized background  🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

Hi Grace! Thank you for posting and amazing background :) I went ahead and consolidated the tags on your post so I deleted the dup :)