Anthony Venus

Successful Tech/SaaS and Business Services Startup Multi-Time Entrepreneur & CEO



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Anthony Venus is an experienced entrepreneur and chief executive in industries spanning technology and software, professional services, financial services, research, and publishing. He has specific expertise in team leadership, strategy, new venture and product development, go-to-market strategies, and fundraising.

Anthony led the venture-backed SaaS firm YayPay from its inception to a successful exit. Under his leadership, YayPay achieved $30 million in software and payments sales, serving 300 mid-market and enterprise customers across the U.S. and Europe, and was recognized as a product leader by major analysts.

Anthony founded and led three companies in the U.S., U.K., and Asia Pacific, and held executive roles in multinational firms. His ventures include:

  • Strategic Intelligence, a venture-backed online publisher
  • Marketshare, a self-funded market research and services firm (acquired)
  • Meridian, a financial services firm (acquired)

Anthony is a qualified executive coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation and a graduate of IMD’s International Executive Coaching Certificate Program in Switzerland. His coaching style holds a space for deep personal inquiry aimed at transformational leadership growth for CEOs and their senior teams. He is a former client of CEO Coaching International and an advocate of the “Make BIG Happen” methodology, which he used to drive his company’s success.

Anthony has been a member of YPO in the U.S. and U.K. since 2012. He is a mentor at Techstars and London Business School. He founded Luminous, a B-Corp (pending) supporting Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan and India and meditation retreats in Europe. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Queensland University.

On a personal note, Anthony is married and has two dogs, a fox-red Labrador and a golden retriever. He enjoys music and film festivals, adventure travel, diving, nature, and hiking. He resides in London.