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Why it all started.


With over 10 years in the making, we saw an opportunity that some entrepreneurs and investors simply overlook. The connectivity between entrepreneurs, investors and growth partners was broken.

We fixed it.
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Whether a newer – or seasoned – entrepreneur, many don’t want to admit that it’s a full time job to raise money. And from the investor side, they too have just as hard of a time finding the best deals before committing to invest. Venture Connects exists to connect the best startups, investors and corporate partners together to potentially help each party grow.

We are fortunate to work with the best companies and to date, have only accepted 12% of applicants. It’s rewarding to know that each of the companies accepted to our VCVetted program are still in business or have been acquired.

What differentiates us from the pack? We actively work with our VCVetted companies to help prepare them prior to seeking funding. This allows them to put their best foot forward when speaking with investors. Additionally, instead of being another angel group, we invite all “accredited investor” to join our network at no charge. This gives the startups in our network a chance to get in front of the masses at one time.

Simply put: when opportunities, preparedness and connectivity come together, your chances of success greatly increase.

Venture Connects is a privately held company based in Chicago, IL and works with startups, angel & institutional investors, family offices and venture capital firms across the United States.

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Over the years we've had the pleasure of working with some great companies

AdBook Assistant
Ad Cat
akouba credit
Bellowwood
birchroad cellar
Bizi
blownaway app
bonfire wines
brandamper
brokersavant
Chowly
clicktivated
Cloudspotter
cognitiveadvisors
donorpath
The Echo Boomers
freenters
g4 tequilla
june
knnected
lifestylelock
legistek
lynktec
marketsnare
Echo Valley Meats
petcheck technology
PeopleVine
purchasing platform
quantified care
rainbow tree inc
RedPost
road to close
short track
skillnet
smync
trepscore
tribe
wagerocity
wedeliver
youtopia
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How VCVetted Works

We believe connecting investors and early stage companies should be easier.
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