We support and accelerate exceptional founders

We’re the co-founders we wish we had.

Our venture studio

Because we partner so closely with our companies, we only work on up to three projects at a time.  We work with companies launched by founders as well as ideas originated within the studio for which we recruit founding teams.

By dedicating ourselves to a curated portfolio, with a customized approach to each, we guarantee that every founder is supported to their fullest potential.

Co-founder mentality

As seasoned entrepreneurs, we bring the perspective of having done this before, but we are also “doers” who roll up our sleeves and work hand-in-hand with founders.

Highly Focused

We devote ourselves to a small number of projects, ensuring each one receives our full attention and resources. That is because we believe true breakthroughs necessitate a profound understanding of the customer coupled with outstanding execution.


And we believe that exceptional companies are built by exceptional founders.  Therefore we are a founder first studio – we have built our model around the founder’s long term leadership, and see our role as supporting and accelerating the founder journey.

Tailored support

Just as important as what we are is what we are not. We are not an assembly line, we don’t have a single playbook, and our founders aren’t part of a “class.”  Instead, we pull from our suite of tools to tailor our support for each unique opportunity.


A sample of what we do alongside our companies:

Market validation


Data science

Go-to-market strategy

Product Management

Recruiting / HR

Visual & UX Design

Sales & marketing execution



Legal & company foundation



"Partnering with Workshop to co-found and lead Timely has been a transformative experience. Their team possesses deep expertise, a genuine mission-orientation and an invaluable sleeves-rolled-up mindset. They work collaboratively alongside our staff through critical challenges where seemingly no task is impossible or too small. And I have personally learned so much from the Workshop team, allowing me to grow professionally. They are a dream partner in how they propel company development and growth through thoughtful, intentional, hands-on, have-your-back support."

Paymon Rouhanifard

CEO, Timely

“Rahul and I are eternally grateful to the team at Workshop Venture Partners for their invaluable guidance and support since Monaire’s early days. They invested a significant amount of time refining our concept, conducting vital market research, engaging in customer interviews, and validating ideas for market viability. They were instrumental in helping us with the development and launch of our product. In addition to their resources, Workshop made substantial financial investments in Monaire. During our seed raise, they provided guidance in preparing for investor pitches and facilitated connections with vital investor networks, all of which significantly contributed to our growth and achievements.”

Nish Kanapilly

CEO, Monaire

"The Workshop team helped us build Monaire 2-3X faster than what might have been possible at traditional incubators. Together, we quickly found Product-Market fit and secured an oversubscribed Seed funding in under 18 months. Possessing all the essential components for early-stage startup triumph, the Workshop team brings to the table rapid technology stack deployment, swift strategies for assessing product-market fit, and hands-on guidance/coaching from seasoned operators like Chad and Eleanor Laurans."

Rahul Subramany

CTO, Monaire

Our Investment Arm

In addition to working with a small number of companies within our studio, we also make pre-seed and seed investments within climate and education.

We make a select number of high conviction investments, typically for companies incubated within the studio, of up to $3M.  

These funds are optionally available to our studio companies, to whom we also provide support in fundraising among our network of fellow investors.

We also make a larger number of smaller pre-seed and seed investments, typically in the range of $50K to $500K.

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