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Raphael is the CEO & Creative Director of TRUFFL Branding Agency and Venture Studio, which counts as clients both household names like Tesla, Heineken, and LinkedIn, along with dozens of leading consumer brands and startups. In addition, Raphael is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Last Crumb; a founding partner of over 20 consumer brands like BetterBrand; Sweet Nothings; and Barcode; and the CEO & Founder of two venture capital-backed brands in the incubation phase. Raphael brings a unique mix of brand strategy, entrepreneurship experience, copywriting, and creative direction to his efforts to help founders create authentic and meaningful brands that bring their purpose and vision to life. Raphael is a Guest Lecturer of Branding at Stanford University and an active Angel Investor and advisor. He has been profiled in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, New York Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.
Hi! I'm 50% of the founding team at Born & Bred—a San Francisco Growth Branding agency. I lead new business, client engagement, and strategy. Need help bringing a brand to life or keeping it going? Shoot me a message. Prior to Born & Bred, I was a ground-floor employee (first 20) at Eaze, where I oversaw content marketing. My industry-shaping work on Eaze Insights was published by the New Yorker, New York Times, Fobes, AdAge, and dozens more. LinkedIn describes me as a: "skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Social Media Management, Agency Management, Event Management, Public Speaking, and Design. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley."
I'm an executive business coach specializing in professional development for leaders and entrepreneurs. My focus is on business strategy, culture shaping, and brand building. I'm also a globally trained and Certified Visionary Leadership Coach. With 17 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500 companies internationally, I awaken the untapped potential within you so you can navigate your career or business venture more clearly and confidently.
Helena Co-Founded Haus with the goal of improving drinking culture for today's generation. Since its launch, Haus has been praised in The New York Times, Vogue, GQ, Bon Appetit, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and more. Haus has been credited with making aperitif culture mainstream in America, as well as inspiring a new generation of alcohol and CPG brands. Helena has consulted for brands including Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Slack, Square, Twitter and Uber.
Nik is the CEO of Sharma Brands, a strategic-initiatives firm working with a wide range of brands to help grow and scale revenue across digital platforms. Nik is one of AdWeek’s Young & Influential, Forbes 30 under 30, and an investor and advisor to some of the fastest-growing brands in commerce.
Currently eating a lot of candy + building BEHAVE | Previously: SoulCycle, Daily Harvest, Uber, and the NFL