Global Ventures, LLC, established in 1996, is a Real Estate and Technology company focused on building and leveraging electronic corporations (eCorp) to  create value and integrated network effects .

Premium domains and companies such as Referrals.com,Staffing.com, Mergers.com, Domain Holdings, VentureCamp,Handyman.com, DSL.com and over 20,000 others are the core digital asset and building blocks of Global Ventures.

With over 1,000,000 targeted unique monthly visitors, Global Ventures utilizes both virtual and physical real estate with effective business models, streamlined policy and procedures with a balanced and optimal productivity and management platform for the global economy. Learn more about joining our team, becoming an iPartner, or leveraging one of our premium venture assets to help grow your business.



Established in 1996, Global Ventures is a Real Estate and Technology company focused on building and leveraging electronic corporations (eCorp) that create value and network effects for member sites. Premium assets such asReferrals.com,Staffing.com, Mergers.com, Domain Holdings, VentureCamp, Handyman.com, DSL.com and over 20,000 others are the core digital asset and building blocks of Global Ventures. Join our Network Today.



THE FOUNDER  Chad Folkening is a successful serial entrepreneur. Born in Indiana, he started his first successful business at age 14, founding Student Services, Inc.(SSI) a home services management company. In 1995 he sold SSI and developed a historical building in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and converted it into a successful art/cafe called Aberrations. After selling the company a year later, Chad began his current venture that focuses on Internet Real Estate (platforms), Technology and Applications. Originally called Web-Based.com in 1996, Global Ventures has evolved into one of the worlds top premium domain asset holding and development companies in the world. In 2005 he purchased a 26,000 sq. ft estate in Indianapolis, featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, which he is currently transforming into the first Midwest live/work tech startup incubator. Current Global Ventures investments and companies include Domain Holdings and its leading flagship product DomainPower, eCorp with is patented business model, along with Referrals.com, VentureCamp, Consultants.com and Entrepreneurs.org. Chad lives with his family in Florida, California and Indiana and attended Butler University and Ball State University for its renowned Entrepreneurship program.

Maida Barrientos, COO

Maida Barrientos has been in the domain development, portfolio and monetization industry since 2000 and has been working with Chad and his growing portfolio of world class domains. She is responsible for building the organization’s capacity to implement a strategic or growth plan.


In 2012, Giuseppe joined first as VP then as COO of Global Ventures, managing one of the largest domain portfolios in the industry.In 2013, he also served as International Director of VentureCamp LLC, a Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Docu-Series.

Giuseppe holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the LUISS University in Rome (Italy) and a Master degree in International Management and Finance from the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai (China) with final dissertation in “Negotiations Techniques in Cross Cultural M&A deals”.

Kareen Abellar Castanos


Kareen Castanos is the development head that brings the teams ideations and imaginations to life. She heads the development team in the Philippines and is focused on fixing and presenting modern technological issues on Globalventures world class brands.She is also responsible for ensuring that the company’s information technology investments are aligned with its strategic business objectives.