Venture Capital

VC Firms around world know that the single greatest determinant of success of their investment is the people that are behind it. We help firms across the country increase their chances of success by providing expertise to PortCos in finding, managing, developing and retaining their people.

Wrapping all of our solutions into one, we’ve partnered with several firms around the US to onboard PortCos into our ASO (Administrative Services Offering), giving early-stage founders an alternative to PEO’s, which are known to be minimally supportive, lack forward-thinking, strategic HR expertise, and quickly become cost-prohibitive, and unscalable.

Combining fractional, white-glove HR with scalable, intuitive technology, we ensure 1) that growing VC-backed startups receive the strategic HR/People Operations guidance that a scaling business needs, and 2) that they’ll never have to pay the PEO penalty, incurring exorbitant switching costs to rip and replace their HR infrastructure.

You want your portcos to grow their business?

Over 25% of founders’ time is spent on HR admin tasks during periods of rapid growth. SCG is here to change that.

Full control over staffing related cash & equity burn

Reliable insights into total people spend, employee engagement & productivity to inform board decisions

Hire the right talent at the right time with a reduced cost per hire ratio and turnover rate

Real HR Managed Services (payroll, compliance, HR admin) to keep your founders focused on areas that lift company valuation

SCG helps you scale your business from Pre-Seed to Series C

Administrative Service Organization; the more scalable alternative to PEO’s that can be leveraged by firms and Portfolio companies.

Professional Search & Recruitment Process Outsourcing, both for firms seeking high-caliber talent, and Portcos scaling up, and seeking transformative operators.

Fractional VC Platform; for firms that don’t want to shoulder the overhead of full-time Platform resources, SCG has a Fractional offering assisting with Community, Events, Business Development, Marketing, Network Development, etc.

SCG’s Talent Community; allow portfolio companies access to SCG’s proprietary Talent Community, featuring highly-vetted, self-selected Operating talent looking for new roles at startups.

SCG Capital’s Fund-of-Funds, which invests in early-stage managers, focused on Technology investments.

Project-based HR outsourcing; for firms and PortCos with more transactional HR/People Operations needs, we can assist.

Supporting Your Business from Seed to Series C

Your Portcos have a business to run, not payroll.

We don’t just hand them a platform. We handle all their HR needs so they can focus on growing their company and increasing your fund performance.

Startup Talent Acquisition

  • Professional search built on a proactive, dedicated, and fully transparent model
  • Fully-vetted talent community sourcing based off a decade of professional search candidates for early-stage startups

Startup Managed Payroll

  • Managed payroll services to give you time back to focus on growing your business
  • Access to flexible HR administrative guidance to answer your operational questions

Starting at $299/mo

MANAGED PAYROLL SERVICES:

  • Full-service multi-state payroll including W-2s and 1099s
  • State tax registration
  • Tax Filing & Payments
  • Direct deposit
  • Digital Paystubs
  • PTO / Sick / Time Off Accruals
  • Expenses and Reimbursements
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Real-Time Detailed Reporting

HR SERVICE SUPPORT TEAM:

  • HR Manager – Available to answer your calls, guide you through operations, and ensure success

  • Administrative Support – chat support with a real person to handle day-to-day operations

Additional HR Managed Service Hours Across: Payroll, Compliance, Onboarding/offboarding, Compensation, Benefits, Analytics & Reporting, and more.

Talent Acquisition Services:

  • Professional Search
  • RPO, Volume Hiring
  • Fully Vetted Talent Community Sourcing

Startup Managed HR

  • Managed payroll services to give you time back to focus on growing your business
  • Enhanced HR services built to scale with your business from Pre-seed to Series C
  • Implementation and ongoing management of your HR tech stack (SCG’s preferred partners or your platforms of choice)
  • Dedicated strategic and administrative HR advisors who keep you focused on today without losing sight of tomorrow

Customizable Pricing Available

MANAGED PAYROLL SERVICES:

  • Full-service multi-state payroll including W-2s and 1099s
  • State tax registration
  • Tax Filing & Payments
  • Direct deposit
  • Digital Paystubs
  • PTO / Sick / Time Off Accruals
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Expenses and Reimbursements
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Real-Time Detailed Reporting

HR SERVICE SUPPORT TEAM:

  • HR Manager – Available to answer your calls, guide you through operations, and ensure success

  • Administrative Support – chat support with a real person to handle day-to-day operations
  • Chief People Officer – Quarterly Strategic HR planning meetings

Additional HR Managed Service Hours Across: Payroll, Compliance, Onboarding/offboarding, Compensation, Benefits, Analytics & Reporting, and more.

Talent Acquisition Services:

  • Professional Search
  • RPO, Volume Hiring
  • Fully Vetted Talent Community Sourcing

Compliance:

  • Federal and State compliance management
  • Verification of Employment
  • Unemployment Correspondence

Hiring and Onboarding:

  • Employee Handbook & Job Description Review
  • Digital I-9s and W-4s
  • Offer Letters
  • Enhanced Background Checks
  • Unemployment Claims Management
  • State specific reporting

Strategic Compensation Management:

  • Compensation Analysis & Planning
  • Pay Compliance
  • Communication Strategy

Benefits Administration:

  • Benefits Broker Management (Health, Retirement, Ancillary, etc.)
  • HSAs and FSAs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Coordination of Employer Contributions and Employee Deductions (spending/savings accounts, 401(k) retirement savings, commuter benefits)
  • Electronic Open Enrollment
  • Monthly Reconciliation of Carrier Invoices

Analytics & Reporting:

  • Employee year-end reporting
  • Payroll reporting
  • New hire reporting
  • Time-off Reporting
  • Workforce cost reporting
  • R&D Tax Credit Services

Additional HCM Technology Platform Offerings:

  • Position Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Tax Credits
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time-off Requests
  • Punch Change Requests
  • Personnel Action Forms
  • Performance Discussion Forms
  • GL Concierge
  • Enhanced ACA
  • Direct Data Exchange

What You Can Expect Working with SCG:

“SCG seamlessly integrated with us to provide scalable HR solutions that allow us to focus on scaling our business without compromising on our operational efficiencies. Their expertise in managed payroll, compliance, and HR strategy has not only saved us time and money but also significantly contributed to our growth and success.”

Jinesh Patel, Co-Founder & CEO | UptimeHealth
“Their team moved quickly and produced high-quality candidates, putting us in a position to extend multiple offers from a single search. I strongly recommend Skillcloud to startups who need to make critical hires quickly and cost-efficiently.”
Sophia Hutchins, Founder & CEO | Lumasol

“Skillcloud’s transparency and metrics-driven approach make a difference from a client’s perspective. They truly work as an extension of their client, which is beneficial in a tight employment market like the one we’re in at the moment.”

Mike Southern, Vice President of HR | PatientKeeper

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Skillcloud. It’s like hitting the staples “easy” button. I’m always impressed with their knowledge, responsiveness, and work ethic.”

Casey Dalton, VP of People | Ventura Air Services

“SCG’s high-touch HR support helps founders anticipate unforeseen challenges as their organizations mature, and Paycom’s scalable technology is user-friendly, intuitive and built for growth, ensuring you won’t need to switch systems anytime soon. They’ve come together to offer an HR solution that addresses a critical need for early-stage companies.”

Matt Donahue, Founder | Kodex

Want your portfolio companies to grow their business? Let’s talk.