Since our founding in 2009, we have continuously redefined how a financial services company should operate. We believe in going big and in going home. We celebrate client successes like our own. We work hard, and most importantly, live to serve. In the community and in the boardroom, Venture First team members are leading the way in improving their surroundings while creating value.
Our Core Values
We understand that any true success builds upon the efforts of a diverse set of key stakeholders – investors, customers, employees, advisors, mentors, allies, and countless others. Celebrating these partners is crucial to our long-term journey towards excellence, a shared sense of community, and a mutual sense of enjoyment.
We are a growth-focused organization. Continual learning, improvement, and expansion are central to our beliefs, our individual achievement, and our shared success. All growth, however, is not created equally. Quality sustained growth is both thoughtful and meaningful. Expedience is important when it does not come at the expense of other core values.
Venture First was born from a hospital bed. Resilience and mental fortitude are part of our DNA. They are also key attributes of successful ventures. Creative problem solving, responsiveness, flexibility, teamwork, humility, ethical behavior, communication and all-nighters fuel performance in all endeavors.
Fortune favors the bold. Exceptional results never emanate from fear or mediocrity. We believe in striving for personal and collective excellence. By courageously embracing change, leading by example, and pursuing uncommon goals, we drive towards a special brand of success.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset
Growth through innovation permeates everything at Venture First. We partner with fast-moving companies early on in their lifecycle and service them throughout successive rounds of investment and even into exits. Much like how we equip our clients to grow and succeed, we are always pushing our firm to grow in capabilities and capacity. It is for this reason that we look to hire enterprising individuals at all levels of our organization.
Work that Matters
From pharmaceutical breakthroughs to novel data storage mediums, we help our clients redefine tomorrow through the products they launch and the companies they build. Joining Venture First means joining our client’s teams and playing a part in the novel ideas they advance.