The Department

We are a team of marketers, data scientists, artists, communicators, sales experts, and management professionals.

Together, we do things differently.

Embedded in your team and aligned for the long-term. We have helped more than 50 companies, including multiple unicorns, venture capital funds and Fortune 500 businesses.


Brian Dema

  • Built a tech marketing agency that is now 200+ people
  • Managed teams of 20+, budgets of $20M+, marketing for businesses of $10B+
  • Built sales teams for startups, managing both inside and outside sales
  • Held every level of marketing at startups, agencies & corporate
  • Former archaeologist
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The Department

We focus on marketing for several types of firms:

  • Our accelerator program is built for venture-backed companies at the Seed, Series A and Series B stages. Startups are in our blood.
  • Venture Capital funds that invest in all stages and sectors
  • Private Equity funds looking for growth in their portfolio
  • Middle-Market Firms that need marketing strategy help
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The Reviews Are In

The Department of Growth team helped us build for the future, as strategic guides across marketing and sales. They helped refine our messaging, and we saw a huge lift through our improved acquisition efforts. During our first 6 months together, Rivet's user base increased nearly 60%.

Anj Fayemi, CEO, Rivet (Techstars Boston ‘21)

Brian and the Department of Growth were the perfect augment to our team. Lighter Capital is the pioneer in the revenue-based financing space, and it was very helpful to get a fresh perspective on how we tell our story. Brian took an interdisciplinary approach across strategy, content, social, data, and advertising that helped us to differentiate. We highly recommend Brian and the team.

Melissa Widner, CEO, Lighter Capital

"The Department of Growth knows the venture and startup ecosystem. Their rugged collaboration model pushes us to do better things, and the outcome is marketing for impact."

Nate Williams, Founder & Managing Partner,
Union Labs Ventures

Brian and the Department of Growth helped us to define the Serac message and build our positioning in an authentic way.

Kevin Moore, Founder & Managing Partner, Serac Ventures

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