A marketplace for B2B businesses to buy warm intros.

PartnerHQ is building the next generation LinkedIn. We are creating the world’s most valuable and accurate professional network graph by capturing and indexing vast quantities of relationship signals. Individuals use PartnerHQ to grow and monetize their networks. B2B companies use PartnerHQ to buy warm intros and drive high-value sales. PartnerHQ was created during Y Combinator’s W24 cohort and launched in February of 2024. Since launch we have signed on hundreds of paying companies, domestic and international. 97% of all users have come inbound or word-of-mouth.

Team Size:2
Group Partner:Gustaf Alstromer

Active Founders

Kat Wang

Kat was employee #4 at UVS Games, a marketplace startup she helped take from $500k to $20M in 1 year (40x growth). She built and managed the product, engineering, and design teams. Before UVS Games she spent 4 years at Affinity (CRM used by 40% of VCs), where she helped build the relationship intelligence and warm intro tool. Kat knows warm intros and marketplaces.

Stan Liu

Stan was the founding engineer at Notable Health ($120M raised) where he helped grow revenue from $0 to $60M ARR. He ran the Clinical AI and platform teams and wrote software that manages the healthcare data for 60% of the U.S. population. Stan knows 0 to 1 and building for scale.

Stan Liu
Stan Liu

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tl;dr: PartnerHQ makes it easy for B2B businesses to turn intros into more sales. For individuals with large networks, we provide paid opportunities to connect companies with people in their network.

Hi everyone! We are Stan and Kat, and we’re building PartnerHQ. We’re on a mission to help companies sell more through warm intros.

❌ The Problem: Cold Outbound is Dying

Selling is harder than ever.

Modern founders are facing modern problems:

  • An average B2B company sends 306 cold emails to get 1 lead.
  • Email providers like Gmail have lowered email spam report thresholds to 0.3% before your domain’s deliverability rate is compromised.
  • LinkedIn limits you to 100-200 messages per week.
  • Competition is fiercer than ever. True product differentiation is hard to find and harder to sustain in an age of plummeting software costs.

🎉 The Solution: Warm Intros = Sales

So how can you stand out and book more sales calls with buyers?

Easy - with a warm intro through one of their personal connections.

In addition to helping you book calls, warm intros also buy you trust, the key to successful sales.

84% of B2B buyers start the purchasing process with a referral, and sales close 46% faster when a partner is involved.

⚙️ How it Works

PartnerHQ is a marketplace where B2B businesses can find and buy introductions.

PartnerHQ is for you if:

  • You're tired of asking your own network for intros and favors.
  • VCs are pressuring you to sell to larger companies.
  • Cold outbound isn't working.

To get started:

  1. Describe your Ideal Customer Profile. Specify what types of people you would like an intro to.
  2. Set your bounty. Decide how much you will pay for an intro to your ideal buyer. The average bounty on PartnerHQ is $500 per intro.
  3. Watch your inbox. Respond to intro emails and book sales calls with engaged prospects.

🙏 Asks:

Interested in hitting your revenue targets? Learn more: https://trypartnerhq.com/

Interested in getting paid to make intros? Learn more: https://trypartnerhq.com/earn

Interested in investing? Email us at founders@trypartnerhq.com

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