…12. Jason Kraus, 26 — Founder, Prepare 4 VC
Jason Kraus embodies the qualities of internet-made entrepreneurs as he leverages a network of 18,000 LinkedIn connections in the startup community to help early stage companies grow and scale their business. With a background in venture capital and angel investments, Kraus founded Prepare 4 VC 2.5 years ago to help startups navigate the fundraising process and create fundraising materials that stand out from the pile of Pitch Decks investors receive each month. The Boston-based consulting firm has helped entrepreneurs in an array of industries, including fintech, B2B technology, social media, medical devices and healthcare companies.
He remains active in the investment community, serving as a Partner on the EQx Fund, a Founder-focused fund with a philosophy of developing a portfolio of top notch management teams, and as Director of Venture Capital for Equity Venture Partners, an investment group focused on commercial real estate acquisitions and direct investment in venture capital deals. Kraus also serves as Boston’s Chapter Director for StartupGrind sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs, which has 400 chapters worldwide with over 1 Million members in the Startup Grind global community.
“There are so many talented entrepreneurs out there with amazing ideas that just need a little extra support to take their business to the next level,” Kraus said in our discussions. “Prepare 4 VC helps make it so fundraising and strategy are no longer a full-time endeavor and they can go back to doing what they do best: running their business”