Past Clients


  • The Venture consulting team exceeded all expectations I had for them going in. We brought them in to help us size our current target market and explore adjacent market opportunities. The team showed a level of professionalism hard to find in career consultants let alone student teams. I'd work with them again in a heartbeat and would gladly recommend them to anyone in my network.
  • We were thoroughly impressed with the work Venture and the team did for us. The quality of the final output amazed me and our entire team. We found Venture to be very professional in how they approached us, learnt about our business and how they presented their findings. The best part was on how quickly this young group was able to understand our technology with minimal guidance/inputs. It was a great experience working with Venture and I highly recommend them.
  • The experience working with VSS was extremely helpful. As a startup, we have so many needs, so many work streams to explore, and luckily VSS was able to help pursue one of these workstreams and help us determine as a company if it was worth pursuing or now. The service was reliable and professional and I really enjoyed working with a sharp group of hard working consultants.
  • The Venture team learned technologies they needed to learn, they understood our business, they understood our product and code, they did market research as needed and they talked with whoever needed to be talked to. They did all of this very fast and very effectively. They managed the project end to end with little to no hand holding and most importantly produced output which was impressive enough for us to actually use to make our business better. A portion of their research work was covered by Business Insider and we are getting more interest from press on rest of the work too.




BrightRoll is the only independent and unified programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across web, mobile and connected TV. The company powers digital video advertising for more than 80 of the top 100 US advertisers and 18 of the top 20 advertising technology companies. BrightRoll technology collects and analyzes hundreds of billions of data points monthly. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco.



Vungle is the leading in-app video platform for performance marketers. Its mission is to deliver the highest value users through engaging video ads. Advertisers depend on Vungle's LTV and creative optimization technologies, targeting and HD video ad delivery to reach and acquire high-value users worldwide.


Polymorph (AdsNative)

Polymorph is a content ad server that allows publishers to better monetize websites and apps through native ads. Through an easy-to-use dashboard, publishers can access a suite of advertising tools designed to sell direct inventory, plug in native networks and/or monetize inventory on the Polymorph exchange. 




ShowerPill is a consumer packaged goods company based in SkyDeck Berkeley. It provides premium post-workout products such as body wipes, face wipes and dry shampoo. It is founded by formal NFL player Justin Forsett and has partnerships with in United States.



Tile is a location tracking device and app that makes losing valuable items a thing of the past. Tiles are bluetooth low energy tags designed for attaching to valuable items so that these real-world objects — wallets, bikes, suitcases etc — can be traced if they go missing. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Mateo, California.




Joy helps users with their wedding, from engagement to honeymoon and everything in-between. The company designs and develops a wedding planning application with assistive technology that enables users to organize and coordinate all details from engagement to honeymoon. The platform also allows the wedding party to share photos and interact with one another prior to and during the festivities. 



SupportPay is the first automated child support payment platform that enables parents to share child expenses & exchange child support/alimony directly with each other. SupportPay's platform enables parents to manage, track and pay child support while sharing additional expenses such as medical, education & child care.



Created by design lovers for design lovers, Mosss is an inspired, thoughtful community where you can discover insights from world-renowned creatives. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for a home office or a step-by-step guide to creating the perfect gallery wall, we’ve got you covered. Our interactive video workshops give you access to the world’s leading architects, interior designers, and influencers, such as Bjarke Ingels and Cliff Fong, as they share the secrets to the creative process.



Zirtual provides dedicated, U.S. based, virtual assistants for busy professionals. From managing a hectic calendar to creating travel itineraries and supporting business needs, Zirtual's relationship-based model allows each client to build lasting connections with their dedicated assistant, or ZA. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Locket helps developers bring full screen notifications on Android lock screens everywhere. With Locket, users can replace the standard Android lock screen with content they’re interested in, and allows app publishers to reconnect and re-engage users with their unique content right from the lock screen. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco.




Teespring is a commerce platform that empowers anyone to design and sell products that people love. Its world-class platform powers all aspects of bringing merchandise to life from production and manufacturing to supply chain, logistics, and customer service. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.



Fond is an employee engagement platform that helps companies attract, retain, and motivate their workforces. Motivated employees are productive employees, and that's why organizations like Salesforce, Delta Dental, and Sephora use Fond. With Fond, you can recognize and reward employees, access exclusive corporate discounts, and measure engagement levels in your organization. Celebrate achievements, inspire employees, and encourage growth with Fond.



LevelUp is the largest open mobile payments network. Consumers use their LevelUp account to pay with their smart device or web browser, demonstrating the fastest and easiest way to pay. LevelUp provides great analytics to provide restaurants to run targeted loyalty and reward programs. The company was founded 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.



Zaarly, Inc. offers a proximity based, real-time buyer powered market application. The company offers a platform for buyers to make an offer for an immediate need and sellers cash in on an infinite marketplace for items and services they never knew were for sale. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Austin, Texas.



LiquidSpace is a real-time marketplace for people to choose a better space to work, and meet by the hour or day. Whether it be a co-working venue, business center, or private office, LiquidSpace lets business people find, book, and share over 1,000 great workspaces across the US. The company is founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco.



Fronto is the world’s first mobile lock screen media app, which offers rewards, deals and curated content to mobile users through the lock screen in a perfectly seamless way. By simply waking up your phone, you can earn rewards, download coupons, learn new promotional deals and enjoy trending content. The company expanded its operations from South Korea in 2014 and is based in San Jose.

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Zappli Inc. provides mobile-centric shopping solutions for consumers. InstaBuy is an instant online checkout solution that enables consumers to create a universal account and buy in 2 clicks. MyShopanion is a comprehensive mobile social shopping solution that combines the ability to find product information, reviews, and prices with the ability to ask friends in real-time for shopping advice. The company was acquired by Shopzilla in July 2013. It was based in San Francisco.

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Ownza lets you share, discover and discuss cool products, unlocking personalized discounts based on what you own. Ownza also allows users to see what other people, own and want. Ownza offer advertisers the unique ability to offer highly targeted promotions to people who own or want their or their competitors' products. The company was founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco.



Naja is a company with a vision of empowering women through lingerie and create a culture where women help each other. The company is founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.



UpOut builds services to help locals get out to something fun. The startup is tackling the $50B opportunity left by unsold tickets and the consequent unsold on-premise goods. The company is founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.




Gradescope is a Berkeley based grading platform that uses artificial intelligence to alleviate many of the pain points associated with grading. It is used by over 300 colleges in the US. It was founded by Berkeley grad students and Pieter Abbeel, an incredibly respected name in the AI field.



Degreed is a free service that scores and validates a user's lifelong education from accredited and non-accredited sources. Degreed applies an algorithmic and normalized approach to track and measure your educational achievements including formal (e.g., degrees), informal (e.g., books read, conferences attended), and soon, experiential learning. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco.



Alphabet Energy

Alphabet Energy, Inc. is commercializing a breakthrough, inexpensive waste heat recovery technology developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With their products, made entirely from sustainable materials, customers may use their waste heat to generate electrical power in the range of microwatts to megawatts. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco.

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Glint Photonics

Glint Photonics is innovating novel technologies to improve the quality of indoor lighting and the performance of solar panels. Their unique technology platform uses configurable optics to provide new functionality in solar concentration and illumination. The transformative potential of this technology has been recognized through funding awards from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the California Energy Commission.



CinderBio uses the most extreme microbes on Earth to make a new class of ultra-stable enzyme formulations for industrial applications. Their enzymes are active and stable in both high heat and low pH and in most detergents.The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Berkeley, California.



EcoFactor delivers predictive cloud-based home energy management services that improve energy efficiency, reduce energy bills and vastly increase DR efficacy – all while maintaining consumer comfort. EcoFactor’s patented big-data analytics and algorithms collect and process massive amounts of residential data to continually monitor, adapt and learn for optimum energy savings. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Redwood City.



Compology is reinventing the $68B waste industry with a system that tracks what’s in a dumpster to know when to pick it up and how much it’s worth. These actionable insights increase hauler’s margins by 50% and will fundamentally change the way we think about waste. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.




Caviar, originally Munch On Me is a food discovery portal that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities. The founders of Munch On Me pivoted and started Caviar in Fall 2011. Caviar is a delivery solution for consumers to order food from local eateries with the ability to live-track the order on a map. Caviar was acquired by Square in August 2014. The company was based in San Francisco.



Vivino is the world’s most popular wine community and most downloaded mobile wine app. Vivino's 20 million users contribute ratings for millions of wines from around the globe, and collectively, this database makes up the largest wine library in the world.



Nommery is a social dining platform. It matches like-minded individuals for shared meals at great restaurants. Users can meet new friends, build business connections or even find the first of of their life. Currently Nommery is over 20,000 beta users all over the United States. 



Ambronite is an organic drinkable meal that fulfils daily nutrition recommendations in 2 minutes. They aim to make healthy eating as easy as breathing for busy professionals who care about their health and time. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Espoo, Finland.



SpoonRocket has taken a unique approach to solving food preparation and delivery. It offers a limited number of menu items, priced at $8 apiece, which are stored in specialized heating equipment that is stored in the delivery vehicle, currently serving the the Bay Area. Started by UC Berkeley EECS graduates, the company founded in 2013 and is based in Berkeley.




OpenGarden is dedicated to connecting the next 5 billion mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. They created FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app to enable people to communicate even without any Internet or cellular connection. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.


TuneUp Media, Inc.

TuneUp Media, Inc. develops digital music management and music discovery solutions. It offers a sidebar application that docks onto iTunes and does various music management tasks; and a tool used for filling missing or inaccurate ID3 tags, such as artist, song name, album, release year, and genre in music collection. TuneUp Media, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco.


Tapas Media

Tapas Media is a next generation media company based in San Francisco and Seoul, Korea that specializes in bite-sized content through its online mobile platform. Backed by investors in Silicon Valley and Seoul, including Kakao, a leading mobile service company in Korea with over $7 billion market cap, Tapas Media specializes in building content publishing, distribution, and monetization platform for storytellers of all types, such as comic artists, illustrators, novelists, script writers, and more.



Circa is creating the first born-on-mobile news experience. It will deliver news in a unique format – native to mobile devices with an experience intuitive to mobile users. Through comprehensive yet to-the-point news updates paired with an engrossing mobile experience, Circa redefines how news is produced, delivered and consumed. Circa is news reimagined.



BuzzCamp is a campus-based social media app for event sharing. Users are able to both post events to their local communities and share them with friends.




Fountain is a B2B company that develops hiring automation software for companies in industries with an hourly workforce. Their software enables companies to quickly screen and hire independent workforces. Fountain recently raised a $9.1 million Series A led by Origin Ventures.  



MindSumo is a marketplace that helps companies find and recruit qualified college students through real-world, skill-based competitions. By solving interesting problems, students gain recognition, win cash prizes, and stand out to potential employers. Companies receive innovative ideas, and can identify top candidates based on actual work samples. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco.



MarkedUp brings actionable analytics and insights to desktop developers in order to help them make better, data-driven decisions when it comes to managing their applications. MarkedUp is the only analytics platform available for WinRT and Windows 8 developers, and it supports full compatibility with both WinRT and WinJS. MarkedUp was founded in 2012 and is based in Santa Monica.

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Fieldwire makes it easy for construction foremen, project managers and superintendents to collaborate while they are in the field. Fieldwire keeps things organized and accessible so that crews on site are always looking at the latest set of plans and can record, track and share critical information directly from their mobile devices. The company was founded in 2013 and has its office in San Francisco




Spire is a satellite-powered data company that tackles business challenges with data solutions. The company offers data innovation, technology, and applications, including illegal fishing, trade monitoring, maritime domain awareness, insurance, environmental impact, asset tracking, search and rescue, and piracy. It was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.



Lily is a flying camera that takes photos and videos in the moment. Using the latest drone and computer vision technology, it is able to follow you anywhere you go, be it through a ski trail or a river. Its waterproof capabilities and its low weight of 2.8 lbs make it a convenient choice for any outdoor activity filming you want to do. The company was founded in 2013 and was based in San Francisco.



Podo is a small, app-controlled camera that sticks nearly anywhere! Just stick, snap and share, using your phone as a viewfinder and remote. The camera quickly sticks and un-sticks to nearly anything and works seamlessly with the smartphone app. The company was founded in 2015 in San Francisco, California.


Boombotix, Inc.

Boombotix, Inc. manufactures loud portable speakers. The company offers a range of wireless and wired speaker models compatible with iPods, iPhones, Androids, MP3 players, laptops, and various portable audio devices. It also provides custom eyes; and accessories that include handlebar mount kits, and retractable car chargers. Boombotix, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.



Lumio is a studio dedicated to helping people live large with less. The studio is focused on multi-functional, everyday objects that are simple, intuitive and beautiful. Lumio's first product is a multi-purpose modern lamp that can be used almost anywhere. The company is founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California



Vue is not only a technologically sound pair of smart-glasses, but a stylish one too. While being practical with its prescription offerings, Vue offers users to experience music, communication, and the world in a whole new perspective. With a successful Kickstarter campaign of over $2 million, you can expect to see these glasses on the faces of your friends soon. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco.




Lime aims to provide a sustainable solution to the first and last mile transportation problem by helping people move around their cities in an affordable and convenient way while eliminating their carbon footprint. The company empowers future generations to change their behavior so we can save this planet together.



Safr empowers women to drive an earn money with confidence and gives women and children the freedom to travel without pause. Founded by an ex-Uber driver, Safr promotes a community of safety because when drivers and passengers feel safe, their loved ones feel safe too. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Boston.



ZBoard allows you to travel wherever you want in style as the only remote-less electric skateboard on the market. With a speed of 20 miles per hour and a weight of 16-18 lbs, the world is truly your oyster. All you have to do is lean forward and enjoy the ride. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Los Angeles.



Automatic connects your car to the rest of your digital life. The Automatic adapter plugs into just about any car to unlock the data hidden in your car’s onboard computer. The free mobile app pairs with the adapter via Bluetooth to diagnose engine problems, display trip logs and mileage, and even call for help in a crash. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Beeline Bikes

Beeline Bikes brings the Mobile Bike Shop to the customer. Customers can see real-time availability, and quickly schedule an appointment at the location of their choice – work or home. For mechanics, Beeline Bikes makes it easy for them to set up a franchise and do what they love. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Carlos, California.