Executive Search Firm

Clients, Industries & Functions

We can identify exceptional people
for any industry or role.

What do we look for in clients?

August Venture Talent is transitioning. We value the privilege of working with exciting innovators over the years, but find that our best work happens when we work with leaders driven by a compelling mission. Our goal is to become a leading team builder for mission-driven companies. Our ideal client is guided by a passion to transform an industry or a segment of society and is creating a values-centered company culture.

Our Primary Client Base:

We look for clients with a big vision and compelling mission that require teams comprised of the best talent in the market.  These companies are equally committed to creating a culture in which people thrive both personally and professionally.

Most of our game-changing clients fall within these categories:

Startups & Emerging Growth


New Business Initiatives


With over 20 years of recruitment and executive search expertise, our Managing Partner’s vast experience covers most industries.

Over the past few years AVT’s work has covered industries such as:

  • Ad Tech & Digital Media
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • Consumer Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare & Healthtech
  • Marketplace/On-Demand Services
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Functional Areas

“Donna really understands startups and has catered very well to our needs.”

Searches have covered the following functional areas:

  • Business Development/Sales/Revenue
  • Customer Success/Customer Care
  • Finance
  • Human Resources/People
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
  • Software & IT

Companies We Work With

We’re proud of the success we’ve had with numerous companies over the past decade, including a variety of startups from early- to late-stage, emerging companies, turnarounds and larger firms looking to start a new business initiative. In spite of this success, we believe that our work in the past few years best represents the point to which we have evolved and three companies in particular exemplify this:

Some of our best work includes recent searches for a VP Customer Success and SVP Engineering for Riskalyze (SaaS/Fintech). We also had the privilege of finding their first CFO. This company’s leadership is committed to living out ambitious core values and is wholehearted about their exciting mission to empower the world to invest fearlessly.

We recently helped the founder of very early-stage Gallant (biotech for pets) hire a Head of Growth Marketing. We went into this difficult search with enthusiasm because we had opportunity to see firsthand how this founder’s leadership ability resulted in building his former startup, DogVacay, into a highly successful company. Before DogVacay’s merger with Rover.com, we helped with 12 hires!

Working with Dash Core Group was a defining experience. Not only was this an opportunity to work with committed innovators in a true frontier industry (blockchain/cryptocurrency), but also to work with a rare organizational model literally as it was taking shape and to search for a wide range of roles throughout the world. The result was nine hires on four continents in less than a year, including CTO, Head of Global Business Development, Head of Infrastructure and HR Director.

Other clients will be identified upon request.