• Hi, I'm Corey!

    Professionally:

    • I'm building Reciprocity to strengthen communities with ask/offer matching.
    • I have 5+ years of experience in business development, marketing, sales, and product at seed-stage startups backed by Y Combinator, Greycroft, and Aspect Ventures.
    • I do growth freelancing around those topics. More info below and on my Linkedin.

    Personally:

    If anything you see here strikes a chord, let's chat! My Twitter DMs are open.

  • Growth Freelancing Expertise

    Seeking product-market fit or struggling to scale with it? I can help.

    Lead Generation

    Specializing in Linkedin scraping and outbound email strategies. I know all the intricacies of these platforms firsthand, from LinkedHelper to Woodpecker.

    Conversion Rate Optimization

    I have created Unbounce landing pages with 20+% conversion rate and grown Invisible's Hubspot visitor to call rate to 13%.

    Product Marketing

    I can work with your team to make sure your new features or products are a smash hit with user needs.

    Fundraising

    I helped close $2M in funding at MailTime and an angel round at Reciprocity. I can help you identify, contact, and pitch investors at scale.

    Email Marketing

    I've sent thousands of emails per day and can assist in both improving or pruning your email marketing workflows, targeting, and copy.

    Content + Copywriting

    I can work with you to start or improve your content marketing efforts. I have over 7 years of varied content marketing experience from my own weekly blog, self-published books, and company posts. 

  • Testimonials

    From some who've worked with me

    Francis Pedraza

    Founder and CEO at Invisible Technologies

    "Corey is exactly the kind of person you want at your side in battle...his fair-minded objectivity helps him grow faster and more steadily than most.

    After working together, I not only respect Corey more than before, but I genuinely like him more as a person: and look forward to spending time with him; not just at work!"

    Kevin Sun

    Founder and CEO at Dex (YC W19)

    "Corey provided invaluable guidance around launching on Twitter and was able to effectively spread the word for our product launch. His work led to hundreds of signups!"
     

  • Experience

    2019-present

    Reciprocity helps communities solve members' asks for help using AI keyword matching.

     

    Community managers tired of noisy Whatsapp/FB/email threads love the stronger engagement and culture which results.
     

    Now seeking more engaged communities!

    2016-2019

    I cofounded this executive assistant startup that manages freelancers to do your annoying business work. Almost like a concierge Upwork.

    • Growth: I personally scaled our sales/marketing from 0, to 50 prospects and 10 closes weekly all under a $200 Cost per Acquisition. Read my reports from 2018 and 2019 for gritty details.

    • Account Management: My support was so valuable that a client prepaid us $100,000.
    • Business Development: Another client said 'that introduction (that Corey facilitated) is the most valuable thing Invisible ever did for me.'
       

    2015

    I researched, contacted, and interviewed 50 self-employed entrepreneurs about their daily habits, to map a successful day lived on one's own terms.

     

    Read about the commonalities I discovered at Startup Grind, or watch a talk I gave on the subject here.

    MailTime App (YC S16)

    2014-2015

    MailTime is a messaging app built on email with millions of users worldwide.

     

    As VP of Marketing, I redesigned our onboarding process to 2x completion rate, helped close $2M in funding, and co-wrote the application that got us accepted to Y Combinator.

    2013

    I project managed my family to write this book and raised over $6,000 on Kickstarter to answer the question 'I don't know, what do you want to do?'. It contains hundreds of fun games you can play with just about any group.

     

    The Wall Street Journal featured my family during this time for putting aside team sports for quality time.

    Moomin Coliving House

    2016-present

    I'm a community manager for my 12 bedroom house with 15 people, and I wouldn't have it any other way. We named it after the Finnish Moomin cartoon because it's blue with a turret, just like their house (right). Communal living is the future!

     

    I also organized the first San Francisco Co-Op Crawl in 2017, which was essentially a bar crawl for co-ops. It's now an annual tradition, and I'm always on the lookout for intentional community best practices.