Start-up Mentors with Skin in the Game

Early stage deep mentoring for scalable Internet companies for equity.

Outlines Venture Group believes startup investment augmented by engagement and mentorship increases the likelihood of success for both startups and investors. Founding partners, Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy employ a replicable review, investment, and acceleration model that includes deep engagement, mentorship, and support of the invested startups.

Outlines Venture Group’s purpose is to build better ways to live and work together worldwide. In the 21st century, that is liveliest online. Outlines is looking for Internet entrepreneurs with ideas that have the potential to positively disrupt the way people live or work today. Selected promising start ups receive deep mentorship in exchange for equity and board seats. Likely candidates will have an in-progress MVP under an established corporate entity with full-time leadership. Seed funding is a plus.

Involvement ranges from conferring regularly to serving in interim C-level roles to achieve success. Anne and Gillian together advise and guide founders, build management teams, identify markets, and map strategy. While Outlines’ primary investment strategy is to connect companies to sources of funding, management team staffing, research and testing, the partnership will occasionally invest with an appropriate group of supporters.

Minimum engagement: Equity, plus board participation

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