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About Proven

Proven was developed by a team of experts in economic development, bid management and marketing to help solve one problem: Help inward investors to find the right region and professional services firm quickly.

Who's behind Proven?

John Smith, CEO and Founder

John has been building startups in Silicon Valley and Europe for the past 15 years. He's been involved with international site selection, has worked with some of the largest vendors on their RFP (Request for Proposals) strategy, and has built high quality software in the vendor management space.

Eugen Vasilenko, CTO

Eugen is the CTO and lead developer at Proven. Eugen has been working on complex RFP and online marketplaces for the past 5 years. Eugen has been developing cutting edge Python infrastructure for clients in Eastern Europe and Silicon Valley.

Jagmeet Lamba, Advisor

Jag is an ex McKinsey consultant and built one of the most successful vendor compliance software suites, in use by Fortune 500 and international consuting firms. Jag bring a wealth of knowledge to the Proven platform.

Philip McNamara, Advisor

Philip has been helping startups get started in Silicon Valley and Ireland for the past 10 years. He has helped companies move to the US and US companies move to Ireland. He has worked with one of Ireland's most successful BPOs to grow 10X and is very connected in Silicon Valley.

Suzanne Jordan, CMO

Suzanne has been helping to build international conferences and events for the past 5 years, and has worked in some of Ireland's most successful companies. She's worked on multi million dollar RFPs and has helped bring software and services products to the market.

Why Proven?

Proven was developed by economic development experts based between Silicon Valley and Europe to help solve a big problem. How do you find the most qualified company to help your business? To be Proven means having a high quality track record of success.

Proven is designed to build trust.

Proven works by verifying direct relationships between buyers of services and professional services firms. It's hard to find the right company with the right experience, and it's hard to find the right person in the right company. Proven's goal is to solve these problems.

Brings transparency to client/vendor relationships

Word of mouth is the most valuable reference there is. Proven builds on word of mouth referrals by independently verifying client/vendor relationships, so new Foreign Direct Investors can quickly find the highest quality vendor.

Reduces the cost of finding high quality clients and Vendors

We all know how difficult and expensive it is to find new clients, and on the flip side, how hard it is to find the highest quality vendors. Proven's goal is to simplify this process by allowing both sides to meet, without the high cost of marketing associated with a traditional marketing campaign.

get high quality leads

Proven captures high quality data about each visitor to a vendors profile. This premium service gives professional services firms and economic development agencies an insight into who's interested in their region and service providers.

"Proven Premium gives you insights into who's looking at your region in real time, allowing you to reach investors at exactly the right time" John Smith, Proven

Why we created Proven

Simplifies the search for the right region

We know about the challenges of site selection because we have lived it for many years. There is a lot of conflicting information about the best place to invest. Proven is designed to ease the process by finding out what kind of peer companies are already in the region, and which companies are supporting them.

Helps Find the right vendors

With so much marketing out there, it's hard to really get to the bottom of who's the right vendor. Proven cuts out the marketing by asking one simple question: Who are your clients? The more clients a company has is a sign of the quality of their work, and we believe that great companies have great clients.

Provides value

We wanted to be more than a directory of companies. Proven provides value to both economic development agencies and professional services firm by unearthing the details of which companies are visiting the Proven Platform and allowing you to contact companies when you know they are interested in your services or region.

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