On any given day, there are over 16,000 startups competing for the attention of over 21,000 investors. Many of these conversations happen in the Silicon Valley.

As an early pioneer you invented a new way to help customers with your products and services. You worked tirelessly writing code. You found a customer, maybe ten, through personal relationships. You try to accelerate revenue. You try to get your operations in order. You search for an investor that believes in your company and shares in your vision.
And you can’t scale. And you can’t sleep.

Heritage Ventures is an Advisory Firm for small to mid-sized high tech startups. We offer four very related execution services to help start-ups scale: Go-to-Market Strategies, Revenue Acceleration, Organizational Effectiveness and Capital Sourcing. Each of these services are necessary to help a start-up break the barriers to growth.

We build or repair the Go-to-Market Strategies. We implement a repeatable and scalable revenue model. We fix the internal operations. We help you raise funds.

In addition, your company will have access to our methodologies, 1000’s of contacts, advisors from publicly traded companies, the Harvard Alumni Network, the Wisconsin Alumni Network, the DePaul Alumni Network, venture capital firms and unique Silicon Valley perspectives.

We help you scale. We help you sleep at night.

The best part is the price: we share in the risk.

Please contact us to learn more.

Our Partners:


Chris Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Wheeler is a veteran of the technology industry and a proven leader with a strong record in company building, value creation and fundraising. His industry expertise includes Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Software, Finance, Staffing and Life Sciences.

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Tim Shiple, Chief Customer Officer

Tim brings 20+ years as a senior executive in corporate and business development, strategy and operations, and strategic alliances in high technology, software, and wireless telecom industries.

Our Advisors:


Bill Demas, Venture Partner

Bill Demas has over twenty years of CEO and executive in technology companies. He has a proven track record of leading high performance teams that scale and successfully launching disruptive software technologies that create new hypergrowth markets. He advises entrepreneurs around product-market fit, team-building, brand-building, go-to-market planning, business modeling, sales, fund-raising and social responsibility.


Ky Nguyen, Financial Analyst

Mr. Nguyen is an accomplished Financial Analyst. He has significant experience in Consumer Electronics, Software, and Life Science. Prior to Heritage Ventures, Mr. Nguyen attended undergraduate studies in the Silicon Valley. Hobbies include soccer, hiking, and networking.

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Ralph Lentz, Advisor

Ralph has a passion for building revenue engines for SaaS/Cloud/Enterprise software companies. Working at companies like Macrovision, HumanConcepts, Message Systems, and Computer Associates, Ralph increased revenues at one company from $20M to $100M in 4 years and from $17M to $35M in 2.5 years at another.

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Ron Reich, Advisor

Ron brings 20 years of experience in corporate venture investing, corporate and business development, strategy and operations consulting, and strategic alliances in high technology, internet, and wireless telecom industries. Within Intel’s corporate investing and development group, Ron is recognized as an influential and results-oriented leader capable of project managing across large cross-functional teams.


Craig Kalinowski, Advisor

Craig has over 15 years of experience helping Silicon Valley companies with all facets of real estate leasing and disposition. Having worked with Acxiom, MongoDB, Twitch and various other Bay Area companies he is well established in the field.


Allister Manson, Advisor

Allister specializes in bringing Latin American companies to Europe, North America and Asia. He brings over 15 years of experience advising international businesses with firms such as PwC and KPMG. Allister is recognized for complex cross-border business transactions.

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Peer Steffensen, Advisor

Peer is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in Operations, Sales, IT, supply chain, and software.  Peer has helped several companies grow markets and achieve successful liquidity events.  He has deep sales and operations experience, mostly in the software industry.