Venwise is a paid, invite-only community for C-suite executives and leaders in venture-backed startups to share knowledge and advice.

The community provides a curated space for C-suite decision-makers, where you can get unbiased and practical strategic advice on building a high-growth start-up from other founders.

Venwise groups members into 3 cohorts according to their companies' stage and size. This allows for a more personalized experience since you will be able to connect with like-minded people who will be able to give you more tailored advice. Additionally, you will get one-on-one pairing instances with members that are relevant to you.

To join the community, you need to apply. If you are accepted, the monthly fee is $600. Members get access to an exclusive member portal, as well as a Slack group to interact with other members in the community.

Moreover, members enjoy both online and in-person meetings and gatherings. While some meetups are for networking purposes only, most of them serve as a space for leaders to get help when making strategic or critical business decisions.



  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Founders:

    Erik Schreter

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Connect with other C-suite executives:
Venwise is the ideal place to connect with like-minded C-suite executives. The community will pair you with a cohort of people with companies in a similar stage and size, and also promote one-on-one connections.

Get support and advice:
This community is great to find the support and advice you need when making critical business decisions. The space provided by huddles and pods (small peer groups) is the place to ask questions and get external opinions.

Grow your company:
By exploring Venwise's resources, assisting in-person and online gatherings with your peers, and participating in the Slack group and member portal, you will get invaluable knowledge to grow your business.

  • Monthly Cost


To join Venwise, you need to have a CXO leadership role with broad decision-making authority, as well as be employed at a post-series A through a post-IPO venture-backed company.



The community gathers monthly at executive pods, which are professionally moderated small peer groups to solve specific problems.

Learning Events

Venwise's members meet in huddles. These are informal member-led meetings focused on discussing a specific subject area. Additionally, the community organizes roundtables and expert-led discussions on current topics for members to stay up-to-date. Lastly, each member in Venwise is paired with an "experience manager", a person who will curate their experience according to their needs and interests.

Networking Events

There are many opportunities in Venwise for members to connect with each other. On the one hand, you will enjoy one-on-one connections to selected peers who are relevant to you for their experience or role. On the other hand, members also participate in small, in-person dinners to develop more personal relationships.

Additionally, when you join you will get access to a member-exclusive member portal and a Slack group to connect and interact with others.

Content Library

Venwise's members get access to a member directory and two databases: one of partners and vendors recommended by members, and another that includes qualified candidates, also referred by members.

On the other hand, you will also have access to a content library that has event videos, content, and other types of resources.


Venwise groups members into 3 cohorts based on their company's stage and size:

  • Build: post series A, post-product-market fit, revenue positive (pre´-profit), 10-17 employees.
  • Scale: post series B+++, building organizational infrastructure, revenue positive (pre or post-profit), 75-400 employees.
  • Expand: $1B valuation/pre-exit, strategic growth, revenue positive (pre or post-profit), 400+ employees.

This allows for a more personalized experience where members get the advice and the connections they need, according to where they are in their journey.


In the very first meeting, I was having real conversations about critical business issues, with a small and highly curated group of peers who understood the pressure of being the CEO of a VC-backed business. Every month, I get something out of my time: whether it's advice on a strategic business issue, a referral for a key hire, or useful context on an issue we're facing. The ROI is real.” -Katherine Ryder

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