Breakthrough Ventures brings seasoned management,  valuable insights, and vital resources to take high growth ventures to their next stage of success.


Solutions for High Growth Companies to Achieve Success


Create Funding Opportunities

Create Funding Opportunities

Identify Optimal Funding by developing business and financial strategy while generating connections to well matched capital sources

Prepare Business for Capital by building pitch deck to meet investor interest

Deliver Investor Milestones by facilitating the delivery of critical metrics that drive venture value

Grow Revenue


Accelerate Revenue Growth through optimized business development and sales processes

Build Market Traction by developing strategic relationships and executing go-to market strategies

Cultivate Strategic Partnerships by creating market building relationships

Provide Essential Resources

Provide Essential Resources

Provide Leadership Support by working integrally with existing management to bolster team for milestone achievement

Optimize Organizational Process by aligning incentives in the internal and external value chain

Bring in Key Resources by filling critical roles with experience and proven track record


Alison Gerlach

Building Venture Value

Alison Gerlach has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, business executive, strategy consultant, and lecturer with expertise in building ventures. She has founded, built, and sold businesses in industries that include consumer goods, media, technology, and professional services. She is the host of the popular podcast, The Unapologetic Capitalist,  which focuses on building value in ventures at any stage.

Ms. Gerlach earned an MBA from MITs Sloan School of Management. She earned her BA in economics and mathematics from Cornell University.

David Burnett

Growing Company Revenues

David Burnett is a seasoned senior executive with a passion for helping organizations build revenues.  Mr. Burnett most recently was Chief Executive Officer of a leading fund administration firm.  Prior to that role, he spent 5 years in London developing an international business from its origin to an industry leading business.

Mr. Burnett graduated with honors from the University of Chicago earning an MBA in analytic finance and economics and a BA in accounting and economics from Marquette University.

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