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90% of startups fail.
But yours doesn’t have to.

Visionaries is a fully interactive platform that equips founders with everything they need to succeed. 

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Founders keep making the same mistakes. 

After interviewing 1200 founders, we learned that most keep making the same mistakes — centered around people, knowledge, and financial resources. With the right help, these mistakes can be avoided.

Mistakes like:


X  Building the wrong team
X  Targeting the wrong customers
X  Feeling uncertain of where to focus their resources
X  Overlooking their exit strategy 

Can you relate?

No matter how brilliant, talented, or innovative your ideas are, making these mistakes can be kryptonite for your success.

It doesn't have to be this hard.

Visionaries was built to help you avoid the mistakes of failed startups.

Building a successful start-up is systematic. Our proprietary BOSS Framework is an operating system that will drastically improve your ability to navigate the business lifecycle and build your startup toward a successful exit. 

It’s the difference between being one of the startups that flounder and fail, to confidently growing a business to a successful exit. 

Visionaries Provides:

A Proprietary Framework

Our BOSS business methodology is focused on early-stage startups and provides a framework designed to achieve a successful exit.

Top-Notch Education

Learn essential success strategies from experts who've built and exited dozens of startups.


Visionaries Academy offers over 25 FREE on-demand, interactive courses and frameworks covering topics like:

  • Understanding the startup lifecycle

  • Learning your SAM, SOM, + TAM with tools to automatically calculate your own

  • Creating your market personas

  • Developing your pitch deck (and sharing it directly with target investors within the platform)

  • Many more

For all learning types with Read, Listen, and Watch options.

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Match with Investors

Our Founder Profile feature allows you to showcase your company information, create and upload your pitch deck, include introduction videos, show the Visionaries Academy courses you've completed, and easily share your profile with interested, matched investors within the ecosystem.

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Funding Resources

Our built-in tools make it easier than ever to raise the capital you need to succeed.


Visionaries offers funding tools like:

  • InvestorMatch - 50k+ investors matched

  • GrantFinder + Writer - find, draft, and apply globally

  • PitchFinder - Access thousands of pitch events

  • Crowdfunding Finder

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Thousands in Incentives and Discounts

Do you want that $100,000 credit for AWS? How about 20% off Notion? Visionaries includes access to all the software discounts you need to create runway for your startup.

Success Tools

Visionaries offers custom-built tools that equip you with all the information you need to navigate your startup journey.

  • Market Sizer

  • Valuator Plus

  • Crowdfunding Finder

  • Accelerator Discovery + Match

  • Valuation Discovery

  • Ecosystem Builder

  • Innovation Entrepreneur Immigration Visa Program Discovery

  • Associations & Membership Organization Program Discovery

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Who’s behind Visionaries?

Hi! I’m Gregory Shepard

Not to toot my own horn too loudly, but I know a few things about startups. Having built and sold 12 businesses in BioTech, TransitTech, AdTech and MarTech, I currently co-lead BOSS Capital Partners, a global investment syndicate that focuses on series seed technology businesses that prefer operational expertise and guidance to achieve rewarding, capital-efficient outcomes.

Humble beginnings molded by struggles with neurodivergence and poverty haven’t stopped me from becoming the successful entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist I am today. Overcoming the obstacles I have is what drives me to support young entrepreneurs looking to spark positive change in the world around them. I truly believe that fearless optimism and steadfast determination can guide any intelligent and determined young professional toward success and I’m passionate about helping them make that happen.

"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."
Desmond Tutu

Make your startup a success with Visionaries.

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