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.
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.
Hear from a few of our members
"I came in thinking I already know this stuff. But I came out with my mind blown; there is actually a structure to startup building."
Founder of Founder's Cafe
"We recommend every entrepreneur, however experienced or qualified, to go through the system and make their foundation rock solid."
Founder of Pitch Global
"BOSS has created influential programs that truly reveal the essential steps for startup founders and new business leaders to proceed with the right actions in the right order."
Global Business Influencer
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)
For all learning types with Read, Listen, and Watch options.
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.
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
Visionaries offers custom-built tools that equip you with all the information you need to navigate your startup journey.
Accelerator Discovery + Match
Innovation Entrepreneur Immigration Visa Program Discovery
Associations & Membership Organization Program Discovery
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."