As entrepreneurs and founders, we created Venwise to solve our toughest problem - where can we get unbiased and practical strategic advice on building a high growth start-up from other founders?
We were tired of wasting time at industry networking dinners where there was plenty of socializing but not enough problem solving. VC events didn’t help either since we weren’t looking for additional funding. We needed a place to go to connect with other founders and dig into complex issues.
So, we started a small discussion group with founder friends from our personal network to see if we could help each other. We discussed business issues, vetted approaches to problems, provided strategic advice, and shared resources and experiences. We got the support we needed as did the other founders, who in turn told their founder friends and other executive colleagues.
We started Venwise to cut through the noise and create a resource for decision makers.
Eventually, we started receiving requests to join the discussions from not only founders but also other senior leaders far removed from our personal networks. These discussions were the original “pods” that directly led to the launch of the Venwise experience that exists today.
In 2012, Venwise was founded as an exclusive resource for C-suite leadership in high growth companies. Since then, Venwise has grown from our humble roots to hundreds of leaders across multiple industries and locations.