At Eniac Ventures, we’re big believers in the adage that “your network is your net worth,” which is why we’ve decided to expand and relaunch the Eniac Network.
We know most founders are skeptical about VCs who spend a lot of time talking about the “value” they can add, and there are good reasons for that skepticism. But we also believe that we’ve made introductions that have fundamentally altered the trajectory of numerous startups, helping them find a crucial hire or sign an important customer.
The Eniac Network is our attempt to formalize the most valuable connections that we can offer. Of course, these names only represent a small fraction of the introductions we’ve made, but this is the inner circle of our network — the entrepreneurs, executives, and experts who have signed on to support our founders.
What does it mean to relaunch the Eniac Network? It never really went away, and we like to think it’s continued to serve our founders well. But at the beginning of 2022, we decided it was time to reaffirm the commitment of everyone involved, and to grow the network dramatically — in fact, it’s more than doubled.
The Eniac Network is nearly 50 strong as we write this, with participants from tech giants like Google and PayPal, consumer brands like L’Oreal and Nike, media disruptors like Netflix and Spotify, web3 innovators like Dapper Labs, and many more. We expect to continue adding names as more confirmations roll in.
And we don’t just make these introductions for companies we invest in, because we believe it pays to support founders inside and outside our portfolio. In fact, there’s at least one startup that we passed on but still introduced to their eventual acquirer, and another where we didn’t invest but introduced their CTO.
Of course, we’re going to be even more proactive and helpful if you’re part of the Eniac portfolio. So if you’re interested in tapping into our network, pitch us. And if you think you might be a good fit to join the network itself, please reach out!