Sales talent marketplace built for startups

Our marketplace connects startups and scaleups with vetted and experienced US-based sales professionals that have a proven track record. Hire them part-time, or full-time and convert the best to employees!

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De-Risk Sales Hiring

Increase your sales capacity without hiring full-time employees!
We are a B2B sales talent network for startups to hire vetted and experienced US-based sales professionals part-time, or full-time! Hire Fractional SDR's and Fractional AE's!

Trusted By

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Allen LiaoBrick road in the UK
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About us

Hire only the best Sales Talent

Hire vetted salespeople with experience selling to your buyer at a similar ACV. Our flexible approach connects businesses to sales talent that work part-time or full-time, and grow with the company as its needs change. Scale sales and hire Fractional AE's with a proven track record!

Why us?

Trusted by Hundreds of Startups growing faster with Activated Scale

Join the best startups hiring sales talent with us today

Case studies

A list of our success stories we’re proud to show.

Pranay Prakash
Co-Founder and CEO
'Activated Scale increased our average deal size by 4X.'
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Welby Obeng
'With limited time as a founder, we needed a solution that could get us a qualified salesperson quickly'
Binny Gill
Founder and CEO
'Activated Scale quickly understood my current stage and recommended an expert that has sold to my buyer to help me build my sales GTM'
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How it works

Sales Hiring Made Easy


your Goals

Set up a quick 30-minute call to chat about your business, and learn if we are a fit.


with Talent

Connect with a vetted and experienced Fractional SDR or Fractional AE in 7 days or less. Sometimes in under 48 hours!


Grow your Revenue

Hire a Fractional SDR or Fractional AE and grow your startup faster!


Startups brag, We don't!

'Activated Scale quickly understood my current stage and recommended an expert that has sold to my buyer to help me build my Sales GTM.'
Binny Gill
Founder and CEO
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'Your fractional sales talent outperformed my full-time sales employee!
Traven Watase
'You've had a larger impact on our company than you may realize'
Pranay Prakash
Founder and CEO
Proven efficiency

Our Proven Track record

Don’t just reach deals you couldn’t have but close deals at a faster rate then ever before! Our vetted and experienced Fractional sales talent scale sales, streamlines your sales process, wins hundreds of thousands of new revenue and continue to book numerous demos. Save time, hire quickly, and grow fast with Activated Scale.


days to connect and hire a salesperson, sometimes on the same day


hours of founding team time saved per salesperson on interviewing


use Activated Scale sales talent for 5+ months


days to connect and hire a salesperson, sometimes on the same day


hours of founding team time saved per salesperson on interviewing


use Activated Scale sales talent for 5+ months


happy Activated Scale Customers

Why us?

Our Talent has worked at

Our difference

Hire Great Sales Talent

VP Sales

Work with the best Fractional Go-to-Market experts in your industry. They build your sales strategy, sales playbook, partnership program and help choose technology and tools.


Hire experienced inbound and outbound Fractional Sales Development Representative's that prospect with email, video, and cold calling to drive more demos to you.


Hire experienced Fractional Account Executive's that manage the entire sales process from prospecting, discovery and demo, to negotiation to closing.


They're happy. And so are we.

'On-boarding was simple, and the terms are founder-friendly.'
Michael Sitarzewski
'Activated Scale helped us to bring on an experienced salesperson. The speed with which we got her was exceptional. Not only did she have the experience selling to our buyer but could hit the ground running.'
Hanes Singh
Founder and CEO
'You brought on a great hire, super fast!'
Matteo Carroll

Join Activated Scale Today

We'll match you with a perfect fractional sales expert for your startup!


Discover your buying
budget in 2 minutes.

Depending on your circumstances we can offer up to 20% more than high-street banks.

No credit checks, no headaches


Apply online through our handy portal.

In 15 minutes we should have everything we need and can give you a same day Decision in Principle.

One of our advisors will follow up with a call


Complete the paperwork and collect your keys.

Our support team will work with you every step of the way.

Use the StrideUp portal to manage your home purchase process

How we evaluate sales talent

Our mission is to connect expert marketers with businesses quickly and seamlessly.

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Online application

We are looking for specific previous experience and measurable results selling to Technology, Marketing and HR Buyers.


If selected to proceed, a salesperson send us a 60-90 second pitch video based on the case study presented to them.


Once we review their pitch and it's accepted, we invite them for a 30-minute interview to further assess fit and answer questions.

Home financing with the minimum of fuss

When you choose StrideUp, we will work tirelessly from day one to make the process of buying your home as painless as possible.

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Find your dream home

Our advisers will run through your personal circumstances and help you decide on the StrideUp product that best suits your needs.

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Make your monthly payments

Lock in your rate for 2, 5 or 10 years and make one simple payment that brings you closer to owning your home outright each month.

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Increase your ownership

You can reduce your costs and own your home outright even faster by making additional payments, with no fees involved (up to 10% per year).

We do things differently


We’re always upfront

Buy with peace of mind - our rates are clear and simple so you know exactly what you’re signing up for.


Ethical principles

Whether sharing house price risk, or minimising our fees - fairness and ethical principles are at the heart of what we do.


Here for you

Buying or refinancing a home is a big decision. Our advisors are just a phone call away to help at any stage through the process.


Supporting those left behind

Where banks and traditional lenders see complexity and risk, we see creativity, diversity and opportunity.



If you’re not eligible for our products, we’ll let you know as quickly as possible so you’re not left guessing.

Here to support you
from start to finish

With StrideUp you get a dedicated advisor to help you from initial application right through to picking up the keys to your new home. All of our advisors are CeMAP qualified and they’ll take the time to understand what’s really right for you.

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