"Running into Casanova Ventures was incredibly valuable because Nicole has a wealth of experience and contacts in industries that we just did not have. So, the partnership was very fruitful."
-Jay Allen, Founder, CXO.org
"Many people are known for their ability to connect people. Then there are the world class rock stars of connection. Nicole Casanova is one of those. If you want to grow and expand with new relationship, you must get Nicole on your team. No matter the industry, she has the secret sauce to get it done."
"Whether it's marketing strategy, innovation insights or utilizing her incredible network to offer the perfect connections, Nikki's passion is supporting people in seeing their vision become reality."
"I personally found working with Nicole transformational. She helped with practical advice related to messaging, positioning, pitching, etc. As a result of working with Nicole, we made progress on key partnerships, important thought leadership work and undertook some speaking opportunities that built new partner relationships. I feel that her biggest impact has been on me as an individual. Her support shifted how I think about "sales" and increased my confidence (and results) with regard to business development."
"To build community, it takes somebody that is personally invested and somebody that has credibility in that community. And the only way you build credibility is piece by piece slowly over time."
-Rich Maloy, Former IBM Catalyst North American Manager Softlayer, Venture Partner SpringTime Ventures
"Being a woman entrepreneur can feel lonely sometimes, especially when we're looking for examples of paths to success. Having a defined methodology focused on scaling and funding tech companies was amazing. And, having an honest place to connect with other women who were going through the same startup insanity offered support, learning and inspiration that was tremendously valuable!"
"Passionate, visionary, detail oriented, goal driven and caring are just a few of the words to describe Nicole. She is the full package and was always a pleasure to work with."
"Nicole has an extensive network that spans multiple industries. If she sends an invite or offers to make an introduction, I say yes. Her generosity and understanding of who I need to know and where I need to be always result in quality connections and unique opportunities. And, as an impact investor with a portfolio that skews heavily towards women-led companies because they consistently provide the highest returns, I am thankful for her commitment to seeing female founders win."
"Although LiveWell had great marketing and huge awareness, we were not maximizing our brand value to the fullest. Nicole helped us plan new revenue streams both online and offline. Without her guidance, it's unlikely that we would have approached partners like Vitamix and Natural Grocers to develop these sponsorship opportunities."
"Working with Nicole, I was able to fully articulate our product offerings, vision and get a clear handle on the top stakeholders to pursue. I closed 3 partnerships within the first month of our time together and would highly recommend that, if given the chance, you find an opportunity to have her catapult your business."
"Working with Nicole allowed me to gain even more clarity around my mission and my "why." Together we created commitments to myself, my business and my team that helped to align us in meaningful ways. As a mission-driven entrepreneur, Nicole constantly kept me coming back to what matters most."
"Some offer terrific tactical advice, helpful in times of action. Some offer terrific personal advice, helpful in times of reflection. A few offer terrific purpose-centered advice, helpful in times of deeper planning.
Nicole offers a rare and precious trifecta - all three types of wisdom, helpful in all times and all places. She connects the tactical with the strategic, the strategic with the ultimate. Just as important, she connects people, helping us to inspire and assist one another, to knit ourselves into ongoing communities of trust and love and power. I am grateful for these webs of wisdom and of community, and grateful to Nicole for weaving them."
"Nicole's expertise, strategic focus and attention to detail are just a few of the key talents and experience she offers to clients like myself. Her ability to absorb and understand a client's business model and strategic objectives and devise strategies and execution plans to help them meet their objectives is remarkable, not to mention, she is just a charm to work with!"