Why Activated Scale?

With pre-vetted sales talent that has a proven track record, prior experience selling to a similar buyer and ACV, and a flexible model that lets you scale up or scale down, Activated Scale has taken the guesswork out of sales hiring!


How we Compare

Activated Scale

In-House Hire

Staffing firm

Time to hire salespeople

Labeler or manager role

5-7 days

2-4 months

1-3 months

Pre-vetted Candidates

Cost to hire




Ongoing cost - benefits, payroll




Onboarding Time

2 weeks

3 months

3 months

Termination Fees




Free rematching

Our difference

How our Marketplace helps

Proven and Vetted

All sales talent goes through a 3 step vetting process prior to getting access to opportunities. We vet for communication, prior track record, and most importantly sales chops. Hire a Fractional salesperson that can actually sell!

Prior Buyer experience

Access vetted salespeople with experience selling to a similar buyer and a similar ACV. This reduces onboarding and ramp time, the opportunity cost of burnt leads, and your time. Work with sellers that have successfully sold a product with minimal brand recognition and had to work hard to win deals.

Transparent Pricing

No ambiguous or long-term contracts! No minimum spend or minimum duration! Work month to month, scale up or scale down and convert to an employee if you choose to. If we have done our job, you will choose to work with us for a long time.


Your one point of contact will work with you through the entire engagement. They will personally match, help you get set up, and work hand in hand. Get recommendations for everything you need - from the right sales tools, the right metrics for your salespeople, monitoring their success to running a successful one-on-one that drives results. They are your personal sales advisor!

Our difference

How it works

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


Describe your project

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


Describe your project

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


Describe your project

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

Our difference

How it Works

Our mission is to connect experienced Fractional SDR's and Fractional AE's with startups quickly and seamlessly.


Describe your goals

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


Connect with us

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!              

Our difference

How Fractional Sales Talent
impacts Startups

Activated Scale is a B2B sales talent network for startups to hire part-time or full-time vetted sales talent.

Increase Meetings

Hire an experienced Fractional Sales Development Representative (SDR or BDR) on a monthly retainer to help you book meetings with your customers!

They work hand in hand with you to improve your messaging, articulate your value proposition and use LinkedIn, Email and pick up the phone to get you in front of your buyers.

Measure them through the number of meetings booked per month. About 85% of startups hire them full-time after an initial fractional contract!

Increase Revenue

Hire an experienced Fractional Full Cycle Account Executive (AE) on a monthly retainer to help you win new customers!

They work closely with you to help you win new customers. They manage your sales cycle from prospecting, demos, contract negotiations to getting the close!

Measure them through the number of meetings booked per month, demos and new revenue! About 85% of startups hire them full-time after an initial fractional contract!

Prateek Mathur - CEO of Activated Scale
About us

The story and mission behind our company.

Founded by a sales veteran, Prateek Mathur has sold for and built sales teams at startups and public companies. Over the last 20 years, he has intricately seen the pitfalls that startups face when scaling their business and hiring promising sales talent. Prateek is fascinated by the drive of a startup founder and loves their passion, vision, and mission to reimagine our world. 

Frequently asked questions

Empower your startup and grow faster with us!

What results can I expect?
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Results vary by the stage of the business. Some of our customers are looking for strategic guidance while most want to expand their sales efforts.

Meetings booked: This depends on who you are selling to. Some engagements have seen between 10-15 meetings per month from a salesperson working just 15 hours per week.

Revenue generated: This depends on your sales cycle and your ACV. Some customers have generated more than $250,000 in net new revenue selling a $25,000 ACV product with a 2 month sales cycle.

What happens if I'm not satisfied?
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If you aren't satisfied with your salesperson, we can rematch you with someone new from our network at no cost. We vet and stand by our talent but understand that there are rare situations where there is more than skills and experience that make a match successful.

How do you screen for quality?
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Every applicant must go through a vetting process prior to getting access to opportunities.

We are fortunate to get hundreds of applications from salespeople each month. Every application is reviewed for past experience with a specific buyer, industry and ACV.

The most important piece in sales is the ability to pitch. Each applicant reviews a proprietary case study and sends us a 60-90 second pitch video. Every pitch video is reviewed by peers in the network.

After passing this pitch stage, each applicant does a video interview with a subject matter expert to vet their past successes, communication skills, subject matter expertise and professionalism.

Only applicants that pass all parts of the process are accepted into the network.

Where are they located?
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Every salesperson is located in the US. They either work from home or from a co-working space.

Can I hire them as an employee?
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Absolutely! Almost, 60% of our customers hire our salespeople as an employee after an initial contract.

It's a great way to 'try' for sales skills and cultural fit before committing to a full-time role.

Join Activated Scale Today

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