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Bailey Seybolt

Why do you think Tribe is a great fit for founders or engineers in the ML Ops community?

Tribe lets you dial up and down your consulting depending on what else you have going on. I know there are a lot of people in ML Ops like me, who are starting their own company or interested in going that route. I think 90% of the people I know would benefit from consulting on the side and then there’s the community aspect of Tribe too.

What’s the Tribe community like?

Once I got into Tribe, I was immediately impressed by the quality of talent. There are a lot of communities out there, a lot of Slack channels with a thousand people. Tribe isn’t that. You have to apply and everyone is vetted, so it really feels like a community you want to be part of. We’re all remote, but we get to work together on projects, which is fun.

"You have to apply and everyone is vetted, so it really feels like a community you want to be part of."

What’s been most helpful about being part of Tribe?

Tribe can provide different things depending on what you’re looking for. Consulting is one of them, but also connections to these talented people and even investment opportunities. Even without the consulting work, for me, the community would be a draw. It’s all just emerging, which is what makes it exciting, but I love what we’re building.

"Tribe can provide different things depending on what you’re looking for. Consulting is one of them, but also connections to these talented people and even investment opportunities."

Has it been helpful for your startup?

My company builtup.ai is helping orgs take their first steps in AI. After my experience at the Founder Institute’s accelerator, I realized I needed to get inside more organizations and see the challenges they faced trying to roll out AI. Consulting with Tribe has been a great way to talk to more users and get more insights. 


What’s different about working with Tribe versus going it solo?

Tribe takes all the sales work off your plate – they do almost everything. And they’re great at presenting you in the best light to clients and helping you get the rates you want.

"Tribe takes all the sales work off your plate – they do almost everything."




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Bailey Seybolt
Bailey got her start in storytelling as a journalist, before pivoting to tech content development for unicorn startups from Montreal to San Francisco – helping build brands and shape stories to drive business results.