About Konrad’s World Venture Project
My mission is to travel the world to gain an understanding of local emerging markets and leave each place a little better than I found it. I believe that creating sustainable economic opportunities for people is one of the best ways to fight poverty, promote peace and advance any society, so I am focusing my attention on working with entrepreneurs, businesses, venture capital firms and philanthropic organizations that provide the tools for people to help themselves. I hope to see the world, make a difference and gain a greater appreciation of all people and cultures.
Konrad Waliszewski has embarked on the World Ventures Project to help entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropic organizations around the world create sustainable economic opportunities. In addition to the World Venture Project, Konrad is the VP of Business Development at Speek, a 500 Startups company that provides simple conference calling solutions and applications that enhance meeting productivity. Konrad is also the Founder of Apto Ventures, which serves as an on-demand resource for corporate finance groups, corporate development groups and private equity firms. Prior to Apto Ventures, he was a Partner at Adventis CG, a financial modeling focused firm that helps companies – ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies – improve their corporate finance, strategic planning and M&A capabilities. Prior to Adventis CG, he was an investment banker at GCA Savvian in San Francisco, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate finance advisory for both venture-backed and publicly traded technology companies around the world. He graduated from the American University in Washington DC. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding and other business and travel publications.
Konrad was born near Detroit and raised just outside of Nashville before moving to Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago. He is the son of Polish immigrants, who immigrated to the United States after receiving political refugee status for their involvement in overthrowing the communist government in Poland. He is a citizen of both the United States and European Union (Poland).