We provide startup founders with the commercial expertise and the investment vehicles necessary to operate at full speed.

Does your startup have a go-to-market strategy?

New ambitious founders are fueling the growth of Central Eastern Europe. If you’re one of them you are either trying to disrupt a traditional industry – energy, insurance, finance, hospitality, retail – or create an entirely new one. As the business landscape continues to evolve, the most innovative companies increasingly require expertise to launch new ideas to market and navigate the investment environment.

Acting as an Ecosystem Partner

We provide our founders with hands-on support driven by our own operational and management experience building and investing in startup companies. Founders get access to a rich ecosystem of investors, resources, expertise and capabilities all at their disposal as they build, scale and grow their startups to success.

Joining as a Co-Founder

Grai was designed to be the best possible co-founder for industry specialists, serial entrepreneurs and scientists at the idea-stage.  Everything we do aims to drastically de-risk the company (making it more likely to succeed big) and make founders work more efficient and effective. We are deeply involved in the early stages, providing a full team of Grai staff to help find product-market fit, secure funding and scale quickly.

How We Partner with Founders

We’re looking for experienced entrepreneurs and leaders that want to build future studio companies together.

Become a co-founder

Founders Benefits

Market entry & corporate engagement

We merge into your go-to-market strategy and facilitate introductions and engagements with key C-level executives and strategic organizations with whom we have developed long-term and trusted relationships.

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Global community platform

We plug you into the biggest global entrepreneurial communities that range from organizations such as the Product Tank to Startup Grind and numerous exclusive gate keepers. You have access to mature founders who have built VC-backed companies.

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One integrated
team

When you co-found a company with Grai, you’re instantly surrounded by a diverse and experienced team. You get access to experts across legal, finance, engineering, design, and marketing. Together they provide a wealth of company-building and operational experience to help your business scale.

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What our
co-founders say:

We knew that the tech startup ecosystem is lacking sales departments inside the fresh-founded companies. Together with Grai we defined a venture structure, services, and technology that proved to be what the market needs. With Grai's experience, venture building systems, and processes we launched the new business in 6 months.

Valentin Maior

CEO Techmatch

When deciding who to work with we met two camps: people who said they could do everything we said we wanted, and then Grai, who came with a real process and a methodology about how to achieve what we wanted. We were faced with the challenge of turning out tech conference of 1000+ people into a hybrid event and increase sales. – and Grai’s digital strategy approach was the perfect match.

Michel Chaffe

CEO Wolves Summit

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Ventures

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5 Benefits of creating a corporate startup together with external entrepreneurs

Some corporations, including Google, Cisco or Axa have successfully developed their own “venture studios”, launching numerous new businesses over the course of several years. However, most of these ventures once validated are spun-out and not developed internally. Netflix spun out its “Netflix Box” division, which became Roku -- a company that now has a $4 billion-plus market cap. Fog Creek Software (now Glitch) spun out Trello and Stack Overflow. Cisco spun out -- and subsequently acquired -- three different startups from the same group of founders. However many more had tried but failed to deliver the expected results and had their units closed.

Media for Equity

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B2C startups are the best candidates for Media for Equity deals

Media for Equity is an investment model viewed as an alternative to the traditional VC (Venture Capital) where Media Groups offer media resources in form of advertising to companies in exchange for equities and capital. The deals are usually done through a third party, known as a Media for Equity investment fund. Learn more about the best candidates for Media for Equity deals.