Our Story

Mission & Vision

Venture X strives to provide high quality, flexible, collaborative spaces to business professionals allowing our members to grow their companies and exceed their business goals. We hope to provide a unique set of amenities and benefits that support business growth and professional development.

Our vision is to provide upscale, flexible workspaces in every major city in the US and in some overseas markets.

Our Beginnings

Catching the wave of affordable, flexible shared office spaces with the spirit of community and collaboration that were popular among tech startups and small businesses in the 2000s, father and son team, David and Brett Diamond founded Venture X Naples, in southwest Florida in 2012. Opening its doors to meet the needs of not only small businesses, freelancers and tech startups, Venture X set out to develop a vibrant community, populated with business professionals from many industries. With a diverse and varied membership, Venture X Naples hosts successful businesses that can expand in place, as well as large companies and corporations that like the availability of optional workspaces for their remote teams.

Our Expansion

In 2016, riding the wave of Venture X Naples’ success, Venture X became a member of United Franchise Group (UFG). Headed by CEO Ray Titus, UFG is an award-winning business-to-business group that specializes in personalized business services. In 1987, UFG began its franchising success with Signarama in Farmingdale, NY. Now one of the world’s most recognizable signage companies, Signarama franchises are located in 62 countries. Other UFG success stories include Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. Today, United Franchise Group boasts 1,600 franchisees globally. With more than 30 years offering outstanding leadership, UFG excels in creating the substantial business opportunities that entrepreneurs need to succeed. With plans to open 15 new Venture X franchises in 2019, UFG is a perfect match for Venture X’s expansion.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

Honesty, trustworthiness, and doing the right thing at all times, through responsible and accountable actions.

Authenticity

Transparent, genuine and honest...allowing you to feel comfortable doing you.

Kindness & Respect

Appreciating everyone and treating everyone with kindness and respect.

Paying Forward

Helping each other by recognizing needs with compassion and support

Community

We’re better together than alone; building authentic, inspiring, and connected communities.

Sustainability

Environmentally responsible, we recycle and incorporate reclaimed materials and sustainable design into our spaces.

Social Impact

We strive to make the world a better place by creating a positive impact and influence on everyone we meet.

Diversity

We believe that diversity enhances innovation, creativity, and fulfilled lives.

Inclusion

Simply put, we welcome everyone.

Fun

We believe in working hard together and playing together.

Ray Titus

Ray Titus

Our CEO

In the world of franchising, the Titus name is the stuff of legends. United Franchising Group CEO, Ray Titus, worked with his father, franchising giant, Roy Titus, to launch Signarama in 1987. A career entrepreneur, Ray developed UFG’s family of successful franchised brands that specialize in personalized business-to-business services. With a strong commitment to work-life balance and excellent service to work, family and community, Ray’s expertise in franchise concepts and entrepreneurial opportunities will further Venture X’s vision to establish membership-based, high quality shared office spaces in every major city in the US, as well as in selected overseas markets.

Ray Titus elaborated, “The growth of the Venture X brand has been tremendous, and we are committed to moving more resources to support expansion. Venture X has quickly become a top tier player in the shared workspace environment because we meet the needs of more seasoned professionals and established brands.”

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Our President

Named to Forbes’ Magazine’s prestigious, “30 under 30” list, Jason Anderson founded Premier Property Marketing Group in Dallas, TX before joining United Franchising Group in 2019, as Venture X’s new Brand President. Jason will head up the leadership team in order to implement our ambitious expansion agenda. Previously, holding other leadership roles at UFG, most recently, President of UFG brand, Accurate Franchising, Jason also served as Director of Franchise Development and Chief Technology Officer. With strengths in franchising, technology, real estate, marketing, and entrepreneurial concepts, Jason can move Venture X in the direction it needs to go in order to grow.

Jason shared, “Venture X is unlike any of the other shared workspace concepts out there. The upscale, premium environment provides a workplace for professionals who want to project an image of success to their clients. We consistently focus on quality, and our value-added offerings are the cornerstone of the membership experience.”