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U.S. Expansion Made Simple

  • Hire world-class Sales Talent
The fastest and most scalable way to launch into the US market.
  • Easy 12% Service fee
Our terms include matching, taxes, compliance, and payroll.
  • Low Risk
An employee doesn't work out? Terminate within 10 days.

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Our playbook

About Us

Founded by two Harvard alumni and backed by General Catalyst, the Alariss sales methodology was developed by our founder's experience as VP of Sales for Human Interest, one of the most successful YC companies of all time by valuation. Learn more.

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Top YC Companies of all time

Our playbook comes from our co-founder's work as VP of Sales for Human Interest, a top VC company now on the verge of unicorn status. Joyce also worked for the President of Microsoft APAC and McKinsey, and was educated at Harvard (BA), Stanford (MBA), and Princeton (MPA) (Joyce's Bio).

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CEO & Co-Founder

Joyce Zhang Gray

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$2 billion fund to support innovation

Alariss Co-Founder, Nick, previously worked on President Obama's $2b initiative to support startups and innovation. Educated at Harvard (BA), INSEAD (MBA), and Peking University, he served as a diplomat in Asia, the Middle East and DC (Nick's Bio).

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CTO & Co-Founder

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How do we leverage you to expand into the US market?

Alariss is, essentially, a one-stop shop for global expansion. We help overseas startups expand into the US market, by enabling them to find, hire, and pay skilled talent at ease. Even if you do not have a U.S. legal entity, you can flexibly hire American business development professionals on our platform and we’ll take care of the stress of payroll, taxes, and local hiring regulations.

Whom have you worked with in the past?

We have worked with companies in 79 different countries, including Xiaomi, Bytedance (TikTok), Amazon, ELSA A.I., NoticeBoard, and Asia Innovations Group. Check out our testimonials via this link.

What type of talent do you have?

We have candidates at all experience levels -- from your basic Sales Development Representative to Account Executive to executive-level Country Managers who build your go-to-market strategy from the ground up. Please contact us at [email protected] to obtain a pamphlet with sample candidates and average salaries.

What differentiates Alariss from other companies?

Part of the advantage of working with Alariss is that we have established trust with candidates. All of our candidates are carefully screened and interviewed by our candidate relations team, and we have an acceptance rate of 2-3%. Our typical candidate speaks two languages (or even more) and has the cultural sensitivity to be part of an international team. At the same time, we match you with candidates who are genuinely interested in your product and mission and can be the best possible representative for you in the United States.

How does hiring & pricing work?

To initiate a search, you’ll pay a straightforward subscription fee of $1,500 per month. During this period, we’ll match you with candidates to interview and based on your feedback, we'll calibrate for subsequent matches. You can cancel at any time within the first 10 days and get a full refund if you are not satisfied with the quality of the matches.

If you decide to hire a Business Development Professional, you have two options:

  1. Hire via our Platform: Alariss serves as the U.S. legal entity, and handles taxes, state filings, compliance, time-tracking, and payroll and/or benefits for your Business Development Professional (classified as a 1099 Contractor). You'll pay a 12% service fee on the base salary (hourly rate x number of hours per week) on a bi-weekly basis. Our platform gives you flexibility to hire between 5 to 40 hours per week, scale up or down, and - if necessary - terminate with 10 days notice.
  2. Opt-Out of Alariss Platform and Hire Directly to your Company's Legal Entity: In this case, you'll take all responsibility for compliance, taxes, payroll, benefits, and other HR issues. You'll pay a one-time Opt-Out fee of 20% of the candidate's estimated annual base salary, and then hire directly to your company's legal entity.

 For detailed information, please refer to the terms and conditions page.

World-Class talent

Access Elite U.S. Networks

Global business is still done locally. Our team possesses not only the relevant language skills and accent, but the elite networks, experience, and understanding of the customer to grow revenue.

Our Success

Client Testimonials

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ELSA A.I.

Global Expansion

"Alariss helps us source high quality candidates for key positions quickly. The platform is easy to use, and the seamless connection between email and the Alariss platform has been a big help!"

-Natalie, Director of International Expansion & Growth at ELSA

Elsa is an AI-enabled language learning platform that utilizes speech recognition on English pronunciation training and accent reduction. The mobile English speaking and pronunciation app aim to help language learners improve their speaking ability. Elsa was founded in 2016 and has received funding from VI (Vietnam Investments) Group, SIG, Gradient Ventures, SOSV, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, and Globant Ventures.

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NoticeBoard

U.S. Expansion

Based in Bengaluru, India, Noticeboard is your one-stop platform to help you train, manage, and engage with deskless heroes, be it drivers, field staff, or even business partners. Alariss helped Noticeboard land its first client contracts in the United States.

-Vishal, Cofounder and CEO of Noticeboard

AIG

Asia Innovations Group

Global Expansion

"As a founder, I work with people all over the world throughout the year. Alariss has a been a game changer to reduce the headache in finding the best talent and growing our revenue."

Based in Beijing, Alariss helped Uplive, the world's largest independent social live streaming platform grow its 250 million active users around the world in the Middle East and South Asia. In particular, our efforts help UpLive identify country manager to lead and localized their expansion resulting in thousands of new users.

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Tomorrow Advancing Life

Global Expansion

Alariss made our US talent acquisition so much easier. I have always struggled to figure out how to effectively find the top business development talent across borders, and Alariss matched us quickly to top experienced talent from Harvard.

Based in Beijing, Tomorrow Advancing Life is the world's largest EdTech platform with a market cap of over $10b USD. Alariss enabled TAL to go global by identifying Harvard-educated experts in marketing to join the team in both Beijing and the United States. Our efforts helped contribute to the acquisition of 5 million new users.

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ELSA A.I.

Global Expansion

"Alariss helps us source high quality candidates for key positions quickly. The platform is easy to use, and the seamless connection between email and the Alariss platform has been a big help!"

Elsa is an AI-enabled language learning platform that utilizes speech recognition on English pronunciation training and accent reduction. The mobile English speaking and pronunciation app aim to help language learners improve their speaking ability. Elsa was founded in 2016 and has received funding from VI (Vietnam Investments) Group, SIG, Gradient Ventures, SOSV, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, and Globant Ventures.

AIG

Asia Innovations Group

Global Expansion

"As a founder, I work with people all over the world throughout the year. Alariss has a been a game changer to reduce the headache in finding the best talent and growing our revenue."

Based in Beijing, Alariss helped Uplive, the world's largest independent social live streaming platform grow its 250 million active users around the world in the Middle East and South Asia. In particular, our efforts help UpLive identify country manager to lead and localized their expansion resulting in thousands of new users.

tomorrow advacing life

Tomorrow Advancing Life

Global Expansion

Alariss made our US talent acquisition so much easier. I have always struggled to figure out how to effectively find the top business development talent across borders, and Alariss matched us quickly to top experienced talent from Harvard.

Based in Beijing, Tomorrow Advancing Life is the world's largest EdTech platform with a market cap of over $10b USD. Alariss enabled TAL to go global by identifying Harvard-educated experts in marketing to join the team in both Beijing and the United States. Our efforts helped contribute to the acquisition of 5 million new users.

noticeboard

NoticeBoard

U.S. Expansion

Based in Bengaluru, India, Noticeboard is a one-stop platform to help train, manage, and engage drivers, field staff, and business partners. Alariss helped Noticeboard land its first client contracts in the United States.

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