About us

Our Story

Southwestern Ventures was founded as part of the Southwestern Family of Companies to create career and entrepreneurial opportunities for young people in Europe. We focus on elevating partners’ sales in addition to starting and on-boarding new businesses by leveraging the family of companies’ strong network of talented alumni.

The journey started in December 2018 when Jaak Roosaare together with our CFO Madli Suitslepp managed to create 80+ part-time positions already in the first 12 months of operation and help several partners fundraise and G4S increase fire safety by selling and installing connected COO detectors. 

We currently have 4 divisions: Finance, Insurance, Fundraising, and Home Services. Headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, we also do business in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

We focus on offering people inspiring careers in a youthful and growth-oriented environment.

Since 2021, Ventures is lead by Priit Märtin.


Give people a chance to Earn, Learn and Serve through sales and leadership

Offer an inspiring career within SWFC using proven values, principles and methods

Help grow partner businesses which have the goal of making a positive local and global impact


Core Values

Growth – personal and professional

Ownership – we are proactive and on the same team

Flexibility – we find and take the quickest way to our goals

Commitment – we finish what we start

Synergy – win-win cooperation with team members and partners

Professionalism – high work and skill standards in everything we do


We continuously recruit people and offer them inspiring culture and career opportunities

We focus on training and coaching our people by using the principles and methods proven by Southwestern

We adapt and learn to seek excellence

Corporate Family

Southwestern Advantage

For over 150 years, Southwestern Advantage has helped young people develop the skills and character they need to achieve their goals in life.

Southwestern Consulting

Southwestern Consulting consists of three unique divisions, each with a focused mission that helps professionals take their business and life to the next level.

Thinking Ahead

ThinkingAhead recruits high-caliber for a list of global clients across industries and our recruiters are industry experts in our 6 specialties.

Family Of Companies

Since 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies has invested in purpose-driven people who are inspired to build principle-guided businesses that impact the world.

ERGO INsurance

ERGO has been among leading insurance groups in the Baltic States and offers a complete range of coverage including non-life insurance along with life and health insurance. Over 640,000 customers in the Baltic States trust the services, know-how and financial stability of ERGO Group.
Two companies are consolidated under the ERGO name in Estonia: the non-life insurance company ERGO Insurance SE and the life insurance company ERGO Life Insurance SE Eesti filiaal.