Customer Acquisition for
Consumer Internet Businesses ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I help venture-backed consumer startups build their growth strategy and build predictably profitable performance marketing channels.

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Paid Social ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Want to generate demand? Work with me to validate new channels, and scale early traction.


Campaign Strategy

Media Buying & Optimization


Creative Production

Landing Page Design


Facebook & Instagram






Paid Search ๐Ÿ”

Want to capture existing demand? Work with me to uncover profitable search intent, and explore new keyword opportunities.


Campaign Strategy

Media Buying & Optimization


Landing Page Design




Fractional VP Growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Senior experience without the commitment. Plug me into your existing marketing/product team, or hire me as a growth team of one.

Key Strengths

Marketing Strategy & Positioning

Paid Acquisition

SEO & Content Strategy

Conversion Optimization

Recent Projects

Built and scaled contact acquisition engineโœ‰๏ธ

We get emails for $2.

Grew paid Membership to 2500+ โœ‹

While reducing Member CAC from $250+ to well under $100.

4x revenue ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Even with massive supply constraints and the travel COVID winder - all without relying on OTAs

Omni-channel approach ๐ŸŽฏ

Leverages brand's visual assets in paid search and social channels

Hit 4x ROAS ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Returned well beyond ad spend on average, improving purchase intent capture by over 2x.

Scaled ad budget 3x โš–๏ธ

Doubled Click-Through Rate ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ

Cut cost per lead in half ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Reduced paid social cost per lead by 400%

Improved creative lifted CTRย dramatically, alternative lead capture strategy lifted conversion rate.

Scaled paid channels to 7-figure spend

Long buying cycles made direct to conversion campaigns too difficult

Developed content-first strategy ๐ŸŽฏ

Long buying cycles made direct to conversion campaigns too difficult

Scaled contact acquisition engine โœ‰๏ธ

Acquired architecture firm leader contacts for under $15 across Meta & LinkedIn

About Me

I'm Colin James Belyea, and I'm a student of startups, growth, and acquiring customers.

I've been addicted to growing startups since 2014. Since then, I've helped deliver my clients over $100M in revenue.
I created Telescope Digital studio as a space to help founders and leaders scale great consumer businesses.

What my clients say

Emmanuel Guisset

CEO & Founder of Outsite

"Colin was a foundational force in our customer acquisition. With his help, we were able to build a resilient and predictable hospitality business that put us in an excellent position when COVID hit and wiped out most of our competitors."

Patrick J. Costello

CPO of

"Colin is a fantastic teammate and head of growth. I am consistently impressed by Colinโ€™s strategic thinking, data-driven focus, and execution of initiatives that deliver growth. Colin is a Swiss army knife, skilled at organic and paid growth efforts that span the full customer lifecycle. On top of all that, Colin is fun to work with and a genuinely nice guy."

Tara Runkle

Director of Marketing at Bungalow

"Colin was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heโ€™s a very talented marketer, able to juggle many tasks outside of scope and always more than willing to help a team member. He was a key player in testing into and scaling our growth channels all while seamlessly aligning cross functional teams to reach company KPIs."

Antoine Kotran

Director of Growth Strategy at Bell Curve

"Colin was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is an extremely dedicated team member, and was never one to shy away from a problem or task. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him."

Phillip Seacrest

Senior Director of Product & Experience at Remote Year

"Working with Colin is an absolute pleasure. He's a talent growth hacker that is knowledgeable in all the digital acquisitions platforms, but more importantly cares deeply about the user experience and their journeys. It's rare to find talent that not only executes above and beyond their expectations, but also is adaptable and flexible enough to extend himself outside his core scope. If you are a recruiter stop looking and start hiring this guy. I genuinely hope I get a chance to work with Colin again in the future.

Malte Kramer

Founder & CEO of Luxury Presence

"Our performance marketing efforts have improved significantly since working with Colin. He quickly identified problem areas and ran experiments that improved our cost per lead on paid social by 4x. How he integrates strategy, media buying, and creative production also saves us a lot of time and resources."

Gabrielle Dalvet

Director of Marketing at DEN

"Colin has not only been a huge help getting DENโ€™s e-commerce product off the ground, but also in our transition to a home building services company. He was able to guide our paid search and social accounts through some severe headwinds (rising rates, big layoffs within our target market) while providing valuable guidance on our broader growth efforts far beyond his scope of work.

I've worked with a lot of contractors and agencies in my career, and Colin stands above the rest by a longshot.โ€


Strategy ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

Collaborative effort to focus in on personas, value propositions, creative direction, and testing hypotheses.


Go-to-Market Strategy

Testing Backlog

Build & Launch ๐ŸŽฌ

After aligning on creative outputs, we build our campaigns on platform and launch.


Initial Creative

Build & Launch Campaigns

Capture Key Learnings

Scale โš–๏ธ

Launch data will give us direction for new creative iterations and ongoing horizontal and vertical scaling.


Ongoing Creative Iteration

Campaign Optimization & Scaling

My Ideal Customers

I work best with growing B2C/D2C startups selling high ticket products & services requiring large degrees of trust.

Real Estate ๐Ÿ 

Hospitality, real estate finance, home services, property management, and long & short term rental.

E-Commerce ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Subscription & higher ticket consumer goods.

Finance ๐Ÿ’ต

Home & auto finance, credit, banking, and crypto.

Healthcare ๐Ÿ’Š

Pharmaceuticals, tele-health, mail-order health, and subscription services.

Let's take this up a notch.

If you are looking to build a customer acquisition engine, let's talk.

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Constant learning ๐Ÿ“š
Sustainable growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ
No "hacking" in sight โœจ

2% of our revenue goes to fund COโ‚‚ removal projects with Stripe Climate ๐ŸŒฑ