By Nicholas Amarante, CBRE/NE Urban Brokerage Associate
In recent years, to support collaboration and creativity in tech centers across the country, startup incubators and co-working spaces have become the new normal for fledgling companies trying to get off the ground as they try to source capital. With all this developing and changing, these businesses, which were initially faced with the main goals of getting started and finding backing, are then faced with the challenges of running a business.
To assist with this scalability phase, Streetwise Media founders Chase Garbarino, Kevin McCarthy and Gregory Gomer and Dailybreak founders Boris Revsin and Jared Stenquist created VENTUREAPP. The platform calls upon a referral partner network which aligns venture-backed startups on the platform with solutions providers that can assist on topics ranging from accounting and human resources, to procuring talent and finding office space. Both ventures and solutions providers are vetted through an application process before they can begin connecting.
VENTUREAPP leverages an impressive regime of partners to solve requests from startups quickly and effectively, with an emphasis on quality solutions and an exceptional experience. Entrepreneurs simply email their request to VENTUREAPP, which then sources the solution from its provider network. User and provider are then connected with the possibility of an exclusive discount negotiated by VENTUREAPP on behalf of the client.
A main component of VENTUREAPP’s offering is this on-demand partnering of entrepreneurial issues with top professional advice to save users time and money, but VENTUREAPP also provides additional general advice via its weekly email updates and blogs. The “Weekly Sprint” email, shared with all users, updates current members on new VENTUREAPP members and provides links to the company blog. Blog posts range from how VENTUREAPP sourced funding during its seed round, to choosing CRM software and recruiting the right people for their growing companies. The email and blog compliment the original purpose of sourcing assistance for immediate needs with content that covers topics that these entrepreneurs may not have considered.
VENTUREAPP’s partners include Accomplice, Boston Seed Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Romulus. At CBRE/NE, we are excited to partner with VENTUREAPP as their preferred real estate solutions provider, not only because of our long-term admiration of its founders, but also because their mission perfectly aligns with our own. Our Technology & Media Practice group understands that the startup community is required to think and act quickly regarding their real estate needs and we pledge to provide the very best resources and solutions possible. More about VENTUREAPP can be found here.