OpenView Publishes Case Study on How its Quarterly Workshops Benefit its Portfolio Companies
OpenView Venture Partners, an expansion-stage venture capital firm focused on providing technology companies with deep operational support, today announced the release of a new case study entitled, “Fulfilling a Promise: Exploring the Value of OpenView’s Quarterly Workshops.”
The case study explores the growth pains founders and CEOs can experience during their companies’ transitions from the start-up phase to the expansion stage, and reveals how OpenView’s workshops have helped them receive the tactical training and access to peers they need as they scale.
“OpenView has been built around the idea that expanding businesses need more than capital to scale,” said Scott Maxwell, Senior Managing Director and Founder of OpenView Venture Partners. “They typically also need strategic, operational and practical support that’s relevant to their businesses, not someone else’s. Our workshops serve as terrific outlets for that support.”
OpenView has held five workshops and hosted over 150 portfolio founders, executives and managers over the past year, covering topics such as lead qualification management, UX design and best B2B marketing practices. Not only have the workshops provided portfolio attendees with specific operational expertise, they have also provided them with opportunities to extend their networks and engage with peers to provide solutions to common issues.
“While the workshops provided a lot of great strategic and tactical nuggets I could take back and implement with my team immediately, networking with ‘birds of a feather’ was incredibly valuable,” says Kevin Gaither, VP of Inside Sales at online market research company uSamp, who attended a lead qualification workshop in July 2012. “We could all relate to our day-to-day challenges and that provided much-needed perspective.”
To find out more about OpenView’s value added services, you can download any of the firm’s case studies by clicking here.
About OpenView Venture Partners
OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion-stage venture capital fund based in Boston that is focused on high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled companies. Through its staff of seasoned operating executives, who collectively bring several decades of technology and management experience to the firm, OpenView is able to help portfolio companies quickly optimize their product, go-to-market, and organizational and operational functions. Founded in 2006, the firm invests globally and has approximately $440 million in total capital under management.
About OpenView Labs
OpenView Labs is the strategic and operational consulting arm of OpenView Venture Partners, a global venture capital fund that invests in expansion-stage technology companies. The Labs team consults to the management of OpenView’s portfolio companies across an array of functional areas, including recruiting, go-to-market support, and research and analytics. Together with its network of senior advisors, the team supports OpenView’s portfolio companies on a range of initiatives ranging from methodology incubation and market research, to providing strategic coaching.