Venture Services for Startups and Medium size companies

Our focus

Business Development

We engage with entrepreneurs to identify and capture opportunities. It’s a “business wrap” that fills in gaps the entrepreneur may have. We work with early stage companies and get them ready for an exit strategy.

CFO services

We provide flexible CFO’s, Controllers and Accountants with Business Development experience for every stage of your business.


We help founders nail their strongest fundraising pitch and story. After we develop a strong presentation, we then introduce them to our network of diverse investors.

“An Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” -David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

About US

Working with business owners to solve problems has been our passion since 2004.
  • Business Development

    We partner with business owners and founders to create value and identify and implement innovative business strategies. We look at the business in a more holistic way. We listen, identify the obstacles or problems keeping you from reaching your goals, and work with you to solve these problems. Our team and partners are made up of entrepreneurs and former business owners that can help identify gaps and capture opportunities. We believe that one of the most important service we can provide is to help structure a top notch team. That team can include people as well as resources. The successful entrepreneurs that we work with have one thing in common, they are passionate about their product, and they need other passionate people around them to make their company successful. We have been asked to serve multiple roles within a startup company, some being: CFO, interim CEO, Advisor, Co-Founder, and Strategic Partner.

  • CFO Services

    We provide a full range of flexible CFO services for early to later stage companies. This includes basic accounting, as well as more advanced finance and tax strategy. Our CFO’s bring business development expertise to the finance department. Many companies, including startups, need the expertise of a CFO but can’t afford to hire one on a full-time basis.

  • Fundraising

    We help our clients prepare for fundraising activities. We have been successful in raising over $100 million for our clients, using debt and equity funds from high net-worth and institutional investors. We have relationships with institutional investors as well as banks and alternative lending resources.

Executive Team

Kurt Horn
Kurt cofounded the Zentrum Group to help business owners remove obstacles to success so they can do what they love to do. He believes that entrepreneurs are the oxygen to a growing economy. Kurt has worked for a multi-billion dollar financial services firm, been the CEO of a college, and has been involved in several startups.
David Sullivan
As a CFO, David has spent the last decade moving companies from the startup phase to the feasibility and growth phase for both small and medium size companies. As part of this process he has helped raise over $30 million privately. He has extensive experience in compiling security offerings and fillings, and preparing and facilitating offering packages including regulatory reporting requirements.
Colby Horn
As a co-founder of Zentrum, Colby is passionate about working with small businesses to identify strategies and resources to help them grow. Colby’s focus at Zentrum Group is geared towards the startup community. He also founded Zentrum International, a physical commodities trading firm and serves as the Executive Director of a charitable organization.
Ken Bentley
Ken spent over 20 years as an IBM executive serving in major cities throughout the U.S. and Europe before becoming an accomplished entrepreneur. He has extensive experience building young businesses from start-up phase through successful exit. Ken has personally founded several start-up companies where he served as President and CEO. He has successfully exited from all but two of his companies where he continues to maintain ownership. As an entrepreneur, he has been able to raise over $25 million in venture and other funding for his companies.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs, Apple


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