WHAT IS ARGYLE?
Argyle is a startup consulting firm designed with the bootstrapped entrepreneur in mind. We've been in your shoes and know the importance of making every dollar count. For that reason, we're selective in what projects we take on and engage only when we know our services will make a significant impact. Everything we do is based on what's in the best interest of the entrepreneur.
WHO STARTED ARGYLE?
Argyle was started by entrepreneurs Kevin Leland and Jeremy Smith, founders of tech companies that generate tens of millions in revenue each year. We’ve raised financing from top angel investors and venture capital firms coast to coast, from Silicon Valley to Chicago to New York. We’ve been at your stage, are intimately familiar with the stresses and challenges that come with starting a company and have learned to recognize certain patterns of success that apply to any new business.
HOW CAN I WORK WITH ARGYLE?
We’re flexible. As startup founders we understand that your needs are not always cut and dry. In the past, we’ve worked with partners on an hourly basis, monthly retainer and fixed fee workshops. The key is meeting your needs and finding a solution that works best for you.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF SOME OF YOUR CLIENTS?
- Storyhunter: Marketplace of video producers and documentary filmmakers
- Cooleaf: Employee engagement software
- Branchfire: Mobile application for enterprise productivity
- Worthee: On-demand dog walking app
- Autotrader: Flash sale site for pre-owned vehicles launched within Innovation Group
- Technori: Monthly tech startup showcase and speaker series
- Finrise: Fintech startup specializing in healthcare financing
WILL YOU ACCEPT SHARES AS PAYMENT?
We typically don't work exclusively for shares but are open to a combination of cash and equity.
OTHER THAN STARTUPS, DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN A CERTAIN AREA?
While we're best known for growth marketing, fundraising and scaling operations, we have a deep bench of specialists and functional experts in law, finance, accounting, design and development.
WHAT DOES THE ON-BOARDING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
Prior to any new client engagement, we conduct a thorough discovery call/meeting and provide a written proposal defining key activities, success metrics and rates.