• Customers? Capital? Partners?

    What do you need to move forward...


    Specialized research, strategy and communications to help business solutions providers engage stakeholders and deliver results.

    actionable RESEARCH

    If we want the right answers... let's ask the right questions.

    Go beyond data and reports to information you can actually use to ask and answer your most critical go-to-market questions.


    "VF's market testing, research and customer ROI analysis helped us raise Series B funding and land a large customer." - Pete Cona, CEO, Versify


    • Market-Specific Trends & Drivers
    • Opportunity Forecasting
    • Market Testing
    • Customer Voice Studies (including Win-Loss)
    • ROI Analysis for your solutions

    ... and more



    practical STRATEGY

    Map your value against buyer needs and competitor gaps.

    Determine why and how prospects (should) buy from you both now and in the future. Show executive buyers you "get it".


    “...services you all provide are superb, and have helped us to develop, refine and articulate our critical messaging in the energy and sustainability sector.- Mike Ferree, Cate Street Capital, private equity


    • Pitch Decks
    • Go-to-Market Plans
    • Market Positioning
    • Key Prospect Criteria
    • Offering Development

    ... and more


    compelling COMMUNICATION

    Right message, right way, right audience.

    Make your message count. Our work often creates critical content that helps differentiate your organization and offerings.


    "... highly professional, incorporates ideas into powerful materials that increase our marketing effectiveness." - Partner, Big 3 consultancy


    • White Papers / e-Books
    • Articles (from The Economist to ComputerWorld)
    • Websites
    • Executive "Points of View"
    • Thought Leadership Collateral

    ... and more


    "VentureForward made our clients and partners take notice, and then we got bought by IBM."

                            - Paul French, Founder/Chairman, Equitant


    We support innovators, from start-ups to the Fortune 50

    ...but we have a special passion for smaller companies.

    Helping technology-based B2B product and services providers 

    and their investors for more than 10 years.


    Strategic market and business development talent on tap.

    Kepler Knott

    Founder & Principal

    Kepler helped start, grow and exit two technology and professional services companies, and has supported many more as an independent. He also led market intelligence for the CEO and Executive Committee at Accenture.


    He has successfully run VentureForward for over 10 years by bringing the right talent together to help clients engage and educate customers, investors, and partners to create results - from showing up in the latest analyst reports to acquiring funding or new business.


     "I enjoy being a key player on a winning team, and have been fortunate to help multiple founders, entrepreneurs and business executives GROW!"


    E-Mail Us or call 404-219-3026


    Kepler's LinkedIn page here.