Who

 

At caLabs, we are obsessed with using and creating the finest tools, methods and organizational models to improve the quality of life — as well as the productive capacity — of our clients and communities.


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Why

 

Collaborative Advantage works to foster the empowerment of individuals so that they — and the organizations they are a part of — can better thrive in an increasingly complex and volatile world.


What

 

At Collaborative Advantage, caLabs is our incubator and has given rise to projects ranging from web applications to corporate events to strategy consulting services.

Matthew Schutte

Matthew Schutte

Co-Founder

Matt is a former director of an angel investment firm, a Berkeley Law Grad, and a lecturer on Open Innovation and the Balance of Privacy and Transparency in a Digital World. He believes firmly that losing yourself in the moment is an important component of life and designs experiences that enable others to achieve that. Nothing helps him enter a flow state more easily than surfing 30 foot waves at Mavericks.

Jarod Holtz

Jarod Holtz

Co-Founder

Jarod is a former intelligence analyst who studied terrorism, insurgencies, and global threats but now seeks answers to these problems by designing proactive solutions in the private sphere. He has been training since he was a child to become a “master in the art of living” and believes this is a key to thriving organizations.  Part of that regimen includes scaring himself in the ocean by surfing Mavericks and freediving sharky waters.