Venzee was founded by Kate Hiscox, Marco Sylvestre and Xin Huang on January 6, 2014.
Accepted into 500 Startups, a top Silicon Valley accelerator, Venzee became a top graduate of the group and presented a demo to over 40 VC funds in San Francisco and Mexico City.
Venzee won Generator Challenge in Vancouver, receiving 12 months of free office space during the 2015–16 program.
Venzee closed an oversubscribed seed raise for $1.6M. Early investors included 500 Startups and Gary Rubens, the founder of ATG Stores (acq. by Lowes for $300M).
Venzee won the CIX Top 20 program — Canada’s largest national showcase of the most innovative tech companies in the country.
Venzee became available in beta.
Anheuser-Busch added their distributor network in Mexico to Venzee as a pilot territory.
Venzee announced a private investment round backed by industry professionals and private investors from Amazon, Google, YouTube and PwC.
Venzee released collaboration-based, content-rich exports, which detect vendor changes and update automatically.
Just six months after beta release, Venzee users grew to include companies in over 50 countries.
Venzee announced a collaboration with Wayfair, one of 10 major retailers working with Venzee to introduce system-friendly, error-free products to vendors.
The Autopilot feature launched, acting as an inbox for vendor and retailer products for rapid updates. Venzee also released a Developers Portal to share their API with the developer community.
Venzee started trading publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol VENZ on January 5, 2018.
We are a globally distributed team of hard-hitters with a goal of automating the way data flows through digital supply chains worldwide.
Kate is a software engineer that has worked in e-commerce and supply chain management for 16 years.
Her first startup, Lunawarehouse.com, was acquired within a year of launch in 2004.
Kate has successfully navigated through three additional startup exits. Having built and operated two online stores herself, Kate has a pulse on the barriers facing e-commerce.
Peter is an experienced executive with an entrepreneurial mindset.
His proven track record of building and growing successful technology businesses includes 20 years of experience, two successful exits, and a public listing.
His previous company, Expert Agent, is the leading real estate SaaS solution in the UK with 14,000+ realtors and almost 9 million home buyers as clients. Peter lives in Vancouver with his family.
Mr. Nakhleh recently served as CFO of UrtheCast, where he helped grow the company from 15 employees to over 200 with offices worldwide. He worked extensively to take UrtheCast from a small private company to a senior TSX listed firm.
Mr. Nakhleh holds an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK along with his professional accounting designation.
Peter brings over 28 years of experience in the retail industry, delivering strong revenue performance and growth.
He has extensive sales experience and success with software-as-a-service content exchange solutions, business intelligence products and product information management software products and services.
John brings more than two decades of experience building high-volume, consumer-relevant digital supply chains in regulated and globally distributed industries.
His work with brands including the McDonald's Corp. and Cardinal Health helped reduce cost, improve processes and transform the customer experience on a global scale.