Dear Mr. Mathew, This is to express my gratitude and appreciation for the professional services and expertise of your team for developing a foolproof business plan for my company.
The series of engagement I had with you during the period for developing the business plan was a great learning experience for me. I highly appreciate your ownership approach to solving clients’ problems.
I will certainly look forward to availing your professional services in the near future. I wish you success in all your endeavours.
VentureBean is one of our key learning partners for over two years that
delivered SKF Leadership Foundation, a key global programme as part of our Leadership
maturity model for new managers. It has been a very rich and rewarding experience for us
to partner with VentureBean. Sharing of personal triumphs, trials and tribulations across
different Leadership roles in Corporates help to connect with participants and their reality
with ease. They have a unique style of illustrating the concepts and dilemmas manager
face in this program with simplicity, patience and rare authenticity. What is more
pleasurable in working with VentureBean is that they have gone beyond the contract and
commercial terms, investing much more, co-owning the program in the same measure as
us. That makes us feel that we are indeed working with a learning partner.
Leaving my corporate job after 25 years, I wanted to start something new. With
nothing more than a good idea, I approached Mathew to help me navigate this new phase.
I soon realised that the start- up journey is first about building the mindset of an
entrepreneur and then working on the technical aspects. Mathew was an immense help as
he patiently took on the role of a coach as I was searching for more clarity on what I
wanted. Once my ideas got crystallised, Mathew took on the role of a consultant, helping
me plan, strategise and implement my ideas. In addition to being a great Coach and
Consultant, Mathew is extremely motivating and encouraging and is very generous with
his time and advice. I would without hesitation recommend Mathew and VentureBean.
I’ve known Mathew since 2018 when I had the privilege of being coached by him.
Mathew was on board to coach the India leadership team with a view to enhance the
productivity and effectiveness.
Mathew is a man of few words and spares no room on providing feedback and areas for
improvement. As a coach, Mathew assessed strengths of each individual in the leadership
team and would spend time to help to identify areas that would help the overall team to
His strengths lie in understanding the lay of the land quickly and holding us accountable
for actions with speed to drive results. He worked with me on few areas that helped me to
strengthen my influencing skills by identifying stakeholders beyond peers, who can help
me in building my business further and succeed.
Mathew brings in vast experience on to the table and having worked across the globe in
various industries he is able to relate the needs of business and help the leadership drive
actions aligned to strategic imperatives for the organization.
I wish Mathew all the best!
I have worked closely with Mathew over the last 4 years. I have personally
benefitted with his association. He was my Executive Coach. This was at a time when
there were many operational issues in the ongoing global business and in parallel we were
working on a major JV opportunity; this required balancing strategic thinking and at the
same time taking care of the nitty-gritties of the ongoing business. Mathew helped me to
put a plan in place and to crystallise my thought process. We worked on identifying blind
spots and put a systematic plan to address them. He was always available and was a
great sounding board when I needed it.
Mathew is a great human being and he has helped me beyond the coaching assignment. I
admire the way he gives back to the society through his philanthropic work. I strongly
Being a startup in a very niche market space (specialty coffee in India), the
VentureBean team created great value for us with the experience they brought to our
table. Our goal was to take our product online and increase visibility in our current market
segment as well as new untapped segments. VentureBean guided us to establish the ideal
marketing mix, understand our audience better through segmentation, targeting and
positioning, and establish a strong go-to-market strategy. As advised by Venturebean, we
have focused on B2B2C channels to increase our reach, which has worked very well for
us. We would highly recommend them for startups who have a strong and tested product
in their arsenal but need guidance and vision in the departments of marketing, business
processes and finance and accounting.
We are very fortunate to be engaged with the VentureBean team. They help us with
many business areas from Business Planning, Marketing Strategies and Business
Development, Business Planning, Finance and MIS to Logistics and Imports. They have
vast knowledge and expertise in various fields and most importantly, they are always
willing to take on new challenges in new fields and we are never disappointed. They are
sharp, reliable and trustworthy.
Before working with VentureBean, we were facing few issues :
>> We needed clarity. We needed to understand who our customers were, what customer
segments we wanted to target, how to target them.
>> We also wanted to understand what our best pricing options were.
>> We wanted to define effective organisation Structure and Implement the process
across the organisation.
The impact of our lack of clarity was that we didn’t know how to increase our profits. We
didn’t know what we were trying to achieve, where to focus our resources, efforts, time and
money, which is really key when you’re a SMB.
VentureBean clarified things for us, giving us a sense of direction and clear advice. We
knew we had something to work with, a clear action plan. We enjoyed working with
VentureBean because they are very good at what they do - really understanding SMBs.
Very practical suggestions, practicing what they preach, very clear, very supportive and
very nice folks to work with. I also liked that the fact that we could go to them and bounce
off new ideas. VentureBean understands the big picture and their advice goes beyond
marketing, business development into all aspects of business including operations,
Finance and Governance.
Our association with VentureBean started out at a time when we were finding
growth a challenge. Since then, over a two-year period, we have more than doubled our
revenues and have streamlined many of our operations. The Management Support,
handholding in execution, rigour in Governance, streamlining of Business Processes has
brought more clarity and conviction on the path ahead, strengthening our business and
people processes for our next growth phase.
Mathew is working with me and my leadership team an an Executive Coach, helping us
identify areas of improvement in a leadership roles as we work on building the second line
of leadership in our business scaling plans.
We have been associated with VentureBean for over 5 years now. They have
helped us scale our business – revenues tripled, profitability improved, portfolio of
products expanded, geographical reach pan-India and South East Asia, customer base
expanded to include multiple segments. VentureBean works closely with our team guiding
on every aspect of business and in strengthening our team. Ownership and value are their
key strengths. We are very thankful for their assistance and highly recommend
VentureBean for businesses which are looking to grow, scale.
Team VentureBean - Thankyou for the detailed final report. This was definitely a
fruitful and fulfilling engagement, which helped me in understanding the areas where I
have to focus/concentrate on. Thanks for your open and transparent feedback, which
should help us move forward.
VentureBean Consulting provided advisory inputs to the management at Moolya
and helped structure things better in the company. We recommend VentureBean for all
SMBs who need to feel confident about themselves.
Fynd would like to put on record our thanks and appreciation for the wonderful
working experience and all the support we have had from the VentureBean team since our
association began in July 2015. Your promptness, professionalism, knowledge of the
subject, and your flexibility have been some of the salient highlights of our relationship. Not
to mention your friendliness and openness to any ideas and suggestions from our side.
We have always trusted your judgment, and will continue to do so. We look forward to a
long and mutually worthwhile business association with VentureBean and look to your
team as partners in our unravelling growth story.
It’s been a very positive and professional experience with the VentureBean
team, as they connect with our team and understand our processes quickly. Their domain
knowledge is adding great value to our entrepreneurial ecosystem at JGI. Highly
recommend their services as results will be exceptional.