• What We Do

    We Are An Impact-Driven Venture Development Firm:

    Focused on developing new ventures that advance entrepreneurship and create social impact.

  • What We Do

    We turn innovative ideas into valuable new ventures.

    Labs

    This is where our process often starts, inside customized labs dedicated to innovation, experimentation, and discovery.

    Ventures

    The core of our business is creating, developing, and bringing to market successful new ventures and initiatives.

    Collaborations

    Our go-to-market approach for innovations and ventures we develop is to collaborate with top partners and brands.

    Social Impact

    As an impact-driven firm we achieve our aspirations when we bring to market ventures that generate social value.

  • Our Focus

    We distribute our portfolio across three key categories.

    25%

    Our core focus is developing ventures that advance the field of entrepreneurship and improve the resources that entrepreneurs leverage to do their best work.

    50%

    We reinforce our core focus by hatching ventures and initiatives that enable entrepreneurial ecosystems, infrastructures, and startup communities to strengthen and grow.

    25%

    We develop programs and ventures that amplify innovation for both growth and good. Our interest include: civic & social innovation, corporate partnering, and regional capacity building.

  • Labs

    We leverage these platforms for creating innovations and enhancing our focus.

    Dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship and improving the ecosystems, networks, and infrastructures that support entrepreneurs.

    Experimenting with how innovators and entrepreneurs can create greater impact in the world while improving the business models that support their work.

    Focused on developing advancements that will assist the growth and development of a circular economy globally.

  • Portfolio

    Our work has laid the groundwork for entire startup communities, developed next generation business models, and pushed the boundaries of learning vs. doing.

    Initiative

    Regional initiative to establish the infrastructure and culture for a vibrant network of startup communities in Ventura County, CA.

    Venture

    Next generation backbone organization for economic gardening through collective impact.

    Venture

    Customized entrepreneurship development curriculum and programs.

    Latest Work

    Our current ventures and investments in development:

  • About

    CoFounders Crunch is an impact-driven venture development firm focused on bringing to market successful endeavors that make a difference in the world. The firm was founded in 2013 by Brandon Highland and Rob Bueschen after a conversation about "cereal-entrepreneurs," startups, and entrepreneurship.

    Brandon Highland

    Founding Partner

    @brandonhighland

     

    Brandon provides CoFounders Crunch with strategic direction and leads the firm's investments in innovation. He is an expert in systemic-thinking with a 23+ year career in new venture development.

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    Rob Bueschen

    Founding Partner

    @robbueschen

     

    Rob provides CoFounders Crunch with operational and strategic relationship direction. He is an author, startup advisor, and award winning social innovator published in Fast Company and Tech Crunch. Rob's current venture focus is Jano Graphics.

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  • Published in:

    6 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs All Share
    The Surprising Bias Of Venture Capital Decision-Making
  • Team

    CoFounders Crunch operates as a for-profit socially conscious enterprise through a network of entrepreneurs, innovators, and key partners.

    Founding partners Rob Bueschen (Left) and Brandon Highland (Right) with Vanessa Ting, CEO at Salty Girl Seafood 
    [Vanessa is a valuable member of CoFounder Crunch's network]

    Interested in joining our team?

    Send us a team member request:

  • Contact:

    +1 805-222-0068

    Office/Text

  • Send us a message:

  • HQ:

    31416 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361

    Suite #105

  • Organizations We Support:

    B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.