Is to inspire, empower and connect people to change their world. We want to be the first call for founders who want to make history and to partner with them as company builders in pursuit of that goal.
We are a global organization founded by Dhiraj Thareja. We are headquartered in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA. We use our collective of companies to empower daring entrepreneurs & nonprofits with marketing tools, software, resources, funding & consulting services to help them succeed.
The fighters and the true believers. The creative spirits. The resolute. The determined. The defiant. The outsiders. The independent thinkers. We don’t mind being the underdogs. We are a passionate team of brand builders, creative thinkers and digital doers. We specialize in brand strategy and integrated design across the globe. Strategy sits at the core of everything we do.
Our team mirrors the founders of the companies we work & whom we partner with: hungry overachievers with a deep-rooted need to win. We have humble backgrounds. Many are immigrants. Many formed or built companies of their own before joining Thareja. Each shares the mindset of an entrepreneur, and knows what it means to walk that path.
Our team is small. We prefer a few people with diverse strengths focused on a small number of companies, and we are always mindful of lessons learned. Our network is strong. We value teamwork over showmanship. Our contribution to a company always comes from several of us working together. We focus on solving problems, not taking sides. We strive to collaborate, not to compete.
We are socially responsible. Working with charities brings intense meaning to what we do. It gives us a heightened sense of responsibility.
Let’s build something legendary together!
We strive to be innovative thinkers. Taking on new perspectives and unconventional ideas to accomplish our tasks collectively.
We have a fearless mindset. We are not afraid of taking risks, sharing a new idea, meeting new people, or admitting when we just don’t know the answer. We are always ready and hoping something great might come out of it.
We recognize that how we do our work and how we collaborate with others is just as important as what we are seeking to accomplish.
We are invested in the success of each other, we treat each other with respect and kindness, and we will work diligently to lift each other up.
INCLUSIVITY & HUMILITY
We value each other’s contributions and hold the conviction that only from diverse backgrounds and divergent points of view can we find the best solutions. We share a passion for impacting the lives of those around us. Sometimes that means speaking up and other times that means stepping aside to create space for other voices. We recognize that we do not have all the answers, and we commit to showing up and learning from others.
We work hard, and focus on what we are giving back to our people, rather than what we are gaining ourselves. When we find success, we remember and support those who are just beginning to take risks and make a difference. We share our ideas and lessons learned from our experiences.
Our Integrated Network of Companies:
- DB Collective – DB is our consultancy services division for the U.S. We are a Collective of 73 designers, developers, and thinkers. Our objective is to help you grow on all touch points. Whether it’s internal operations, thinking through a new process, attracting new customers, creating a better social presence, or building a product or service, we’ll help you attain your goals. Our Collective has over 100 years of combined experience in consulting, development, marketing and creative. We’ve helped over 150 businesses, and more than 15 Fortune 100 & 500 Companies. Our promise is to help you grow… Because if you don’t, we don’t.
- Collective Ventures Group – CV is a Startup Incubator, and a Community Co-Working Space with a Premium Café (Café Collective). Build It Here! If your business needs a partner, a desk, an office suite, or even a free seat in our Co-Working Cafe, we can provide you a platform for success.
Dhiraj Thareja is an American born entrepreneur, engineer, and investor. He is one of the founding partners of Collective Ventures Group, co-founder & CEO at DB Collective, Inc. He oversees all product design, engineering, marketing, branding and manufacturing for the company’s client consulting services division.
Born in New Jersey, Thareja taught himself computer programming at the age of 12. He attended Rutgers University & NJIT studying Computer Science and Economics. After his school years, he has held many different positions in the technology field. He has worked for some of the largest global brands such as Forbes, Mercedes Benz, Jobson Publishing, & National Hockey League. He spent his early years rotating through positions which would help him learn all aspects of a full product life cycle leading up to the marketing & scaling phases. In 2008 Thareja moved to South Florida to setup operations with his close friend Brian Jacob. They setup and operated a few healthcare based software / service companies. After successfully exiting the healthcare space, he moved back up north to spend his time traveling & consulting.
In January 2015, Thareja co-founded DB Collective Inc, a creative advertising and technology services company, of which he is CEO and lead product manager/architect. Through Thareja’s leadership and vision DB Collective Inc now operates from 3 different locations globally (New York City, Ft Lauderdale FL, & India) and has 72 consultants. DB Collective’s client roster consists of large entreprise and government clients such the United Nations, Memorial Health Care System, AT&T, Trimble Inc, Scholastic Publishing, Choice Airways, Bira91 Beverages, and many more. He most recently co-founded Collective Ventures an Innovation Center with an open to public premium locally sourced coffee house. Collective Ventures is a platform built to bridge the gap in the current business landscape offering a startup incubator and coworking space located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.