Venwise is an exclusive knowledge sharing resource where C-suite leaders in high growth companies connect to find support, information, and advice to make better decisions.
Our Members are founders and senior executives in post series A venture-backed startups through post IPO companies.
Connecting Venture to Wisdom
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. 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.
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.
As a Member, you can search our Membership Directory, Trusted Partner Network and Talent Referral Network to quickly source advice and information to de-risk your decisions and save time.
Validate a strategy before you execute by connecting with a Member who has managed a similar situation.
Identify recommended service providers and ask for quick introductions.
Find and hire qualified talent endorsed by our network.
Finally closing a round of funding is significant validation for your company. However, the funding can come with competing interests. It’s not always feasible to discuss certain topics with your VCs, colleagues, or board. Their advice could be conflicted, or you may feel vulnerable to organizational dynamics when asking sensitive questions.
Venwise is your safe space to ask questions and get relevant, unbiased, and independent advice. We maintain a strict code of conduct for all Members so discussions stay confidential.
Each element of our Member Experience was developed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between peers.
Every Venwise Member is paired with a dedicated Experience Manager who serves as a primary contact, facilitator, and curator to the Venwise Membership Experience.
Connect with peers who understand your challenges. Based on your leadership role, company stage, and goals, your Experience Manager will match you with Members in similar capacities so you get the most relevant advice and support.
Pods are professionally moderated micro-groups, composed of 6-8 peers, selected by leadership role, company stage, and other applicable dynamics. Pods convene monthly, enabling Members to develop deeper relationships and work through more challenging problems. Members are invited to join a Pod by their Experience Manager when they meet certain professional criteria where participation would benefit them.
Huddles are informal meet-ups, organized by company focus (e.g. Fintech, Hardware) or shared role (e.g. CRO, COO), allowing Members to connect with peers and dive into relevant topics. Huddles are Member led.
Small group discussions focused on industry trends and topics of shared interest. Sessions are led by industry experts or Members and are designed to be both informative and interactive.
Intimate dinners where Members can forge personal connections over a relaxing meal. Events are carefully composed by company stage, leadership role, or industry.
Exclusive access point for the Venwise Membership Experience.
Access to the full list of Members across Venwise, searchable by role, company, and location.
Find vendors who are verified and recommended by our Members and Venwise. When you need a tried and tested resource fast, the TPN is your place to go.
Search for qualified candidates endorsed by our Members and Venwise. For an additional charge, work with our Talent Search team to post an open position and find the right candidate.
Browse video archives of Speakers Series, Round Tables, and other recorded events.