Valence Enterprises

About This Venture

A Digital Community Unlocking Economic Opportunity

Live Project
Upfront Ventures
November 2019


Valence connects, showcases, and empowers the global professional community through the magic of technology and art. The platform facilitates meaningful connections with companies and capital that create career opportunities and spawn new ventures. Valence’s content-driven brand helps demystify professional advancement pathways through inspirational storytelling and structured community driven mentorship.

*La Mer Walker Co-Founded and was Chief Design Officer of Valence

The Opportunity

For years, VCs and Founders have asked Kobie Fuller, Valence CoFounder and GP at Upfront Ventures, for advice about where they can find amazing talent. As a Black VC, he also wanted better visibility into his own community and couldn’t believe that a centralized network of Black techprofessionals didn’t exist yet. Upon an introduction to La Mer Walker, a collaborative exploration has led to the build and launch of a data-driven platform that bridges Black Talent and Economic Growth.

The Method

• Holistic Brand Identity & Visual Design System Development
• Digital Product Experience Design
• Brand Operating System Implementation
• Creative Direction & Content Production 
• Strategic Partnerships & Growth Marketing

The Results

In just 7 months, Valence has attracted 7,500+ elite tech professionals, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives who are leading the biggest brands & growing some of the most dynamic startups in the world. To combat the fact that Black Professionals Are Disconnected From Business Opportunities, the Valence platform offers:

• Expansive Database of High-Caliber Talent (25,000+)
• Structured “Micro Mentoring”
• Job Board & Featured Employer Communications
• In-person & virtual events
• Newsletters & targeted emails
• Company & Groups pages
• Graphic Novels of tech “Superheroes”
• Group-led events & interactions
• Community-generated content sharing w/insights*
• Company Certifications
• Macro-economic Indices
• Gamified engagement*
• Investor/Entrepreneur matchmaking

  • In June 2022, fintech startup Greenwood announced it has acquired Valence, the social network for tech professionals.
  • The acquisition will allow Greenwood to leverage Valence's network and resources to develop professional development and job recruiting opportunities for the tech community.
  • Valence will operate as a division of Greenwood and retain its branding and platform.
  • The acquisition provides Greenwood access to Valence's network of 17,000+ members, which includes professionals, entrepreneurs, companies and investors.
  • Greenwood plans to use this network to provide financial services and products tailored to the needs of tech professionals and businesses.
  • The acquisition also allows Greenwood to leverage Valence's corporate partners for recruiting and professional development programs.


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