On October 1, 2021, our Born Global event featured Carey Ransom, Founder and President of Operate, a venture studio that partners with startup founders to build and scale high-growth software companies in Southern California. This event was hosted by General Partner of Born Global Ventures, Dr. Sunny Zhang. Carey discussed how Venture Studios propel Startup Founders and the Venture Community. He also shared his extensive experience in venture building at Operate and gave a comprehensive explanation of the venture studio model.
Carey is a serial entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience from startup to explosive growth to exit, having sold a private company to a public company while being CEO. At Operate, Carey and his team look for entrepreneurs with grit who are building innovative companies. In all of their portfolio companies, they invest capital and their team’s capabilities as senior executives to build amazing companies together. This unique approach delivers more predictable investment returns and creates more winners for their investment partners. Carey is also the host of Operate Podcast featuring SoCal innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.