This Month at Collaborative Fund – Portfolio Updates & Job Opportunities

Our team shares a weekly internal email that highlights exciting news about our portfolio and the unique opportunities to join the companies. Here are a few highlights from this month.


Meet Makr, a gorgeous new iPad design studio for making (and printing) invitations, business cards, stickers + more! Perfect for designing your own holiday cards: 

MakeSpace is a new self-storage service that will pickup, store, and return your boxes on demand so you never have to visit a storage unit again.

DIY launches DIY TV – home for awesome explainer videos, cool how-to’s, and the best of the DIY community: 


TaskRabbit is now available in London: 

Good Eggs, a marketplace that connects consumers with local farmers and artisanal food producers, is now available in Brooklyn:

Eligibility for  Upstart expands to all 50 states, green card holders, graduation 1995 or later:


AngelList and Rock Health partner to help fund the accelerator’s fifth class:

Rap Genius signs a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to connect songwriters and music fans:

TaskRabbit and  Rally team up with Meals on Wheels for a Thanksgiving food drive: 

Creative Mornings and Designers and Books curate a series of booklists around their global breakfast themes: 

Upstart partners with General Assembly, Dev Boot Camp, Starter School and Launch Academy to create more designers and developers:


Neverware and  Hampton Creek Foods win Grand Prizes in Popular Science’s Best of What’s New issue:

Hampton Creek Foods was also awarded VegNews Magazine Company of the Year:

TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year includes three Kickstarter projects — 3D Doodler, Plus Pool NY, and Oculus:

Job Opportunities

Codecademy is hiring a Head of Public Relations in New York:

Lyft is hiring a HR Business Partner in San Francisco:

Mind Snacks is hiring a Game Designer in San Francisco: 

Getaround is hiring a Head of Growth in San Francisco: 

Skillshare is hiring a Head of Communications & PR in New York: 

TaskRabbit is hiring a VP of Product in San Francisco:

Maker Studios is hiring a Director of Communications in Los Angeles: 

Quarterly is hiring a Director of Merchandising in Los Angeles:

Limited Partners

Crowdfunding is “a basic issue of equal rights,” says  Jessica Jackley

Pharrell on creativity, philanthropy, fashion, and being an investor in Collaborative Fund:

Scott Belsky shares notes on building the first 15 seconds of a product experience:

John Maeda on why design now matters more simply because technology is starting to matter less: