Today marks Explorateur Ventures, Ltd’s first anniversary as an entity. We would like to thank our firm clients and friends for your continued support and collaboration.

Some highlights from the past twelve months –

  • Engagement as outsourced Controller/CFO of in gaming-services and commercial-printing industries client; implemented substantial cost savings in several areas; successfully assisted in the closing of a combination SBA loan facility and investor refinancing, which dramatically reduced the entity’s cost of capital
  • Performed operational/financial modeling for a Nevada-based mobile-application healthcare startup client related to its fundraising efforts; also performed business-development activities and recruitment of staff
  • Became co-instructors/adjunct faculty in new entrepreneurship-related course at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; continuation as adjunct instructors in the UNLV Lee Business School in Finance and Management courses with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, and with the University of Nevada-Reno Small Business Development Center’s Las Vegas course offering of business-planning course for existing small businesses
  • Attendance at conferences such as CES, SxSW and CFO Rising West; also participants on the Las Vegas Startup Bus, which wound its way through the Southwest to arrive in Austin at SxSW
  • Co-Founders of the Las Vegas Chapter of Mobile Monday
  • Active members of Downtown Las Vegas and the Nevada/Southwest startup community

We look forward to the next twelve months ahead.

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VegasTech and Startup Weekend

by David on 18/11/2011

Over the course of the next 2-3 weeks we will introduce to you several aspects of the technology startup community in Las Vegas, Nevada, where our firm is based. This is our first blog post on the subject.

The Las Vegas startup community, or “VegasTech” as it is known by local participants, has seen inspirational and impressive growth over the last twelve months. The growth has been both organic as well as from new firms that have relocated to Southern Nevada, such as Walls 360, whose founder created the infamous “fail whale” ubiquitous to all Twitter users.

Another key driver of the growth in the VegasTech community has been the rousing success of community-building events, such as Startup Weekend Las Vegas (SWLV) and LaunchUp, among others. Last night our firm attended the second event of LaunchUp Las Vegas (the first held in mid-September 2011); the turnout was near capacity on the campus at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Today begins the second edition of SWLV durng the weekend; Explorateur Ventures is pleased to participate again as Mentors as we did in the first SWLV in June, and also at a SW event in Palo Alto, California in August. Our firm was mentioned in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article, which discusses both SWLV and a preparatory “boot camp” that was held last weekend to assist participants in maximizing their weekend involvement.

Related to the growth in the VegasTech community is the resurgence in Downtown Las Vegas. A good article on those activities can be found here.

For those interested in local Las Vegas events, projects and participants, we encourage you to visit and follow the site

Stay tuned for more and have a great weekend.



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November 1, 2011

We are pleased to launch the Explorateur Ventures blog. It may go by another distinct name in the future, however we shall leave that decision for another day. The objective of the blog is to keep clients and friends of the firm informed in terms of our perspective on current events and activities surrounding international […]

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