We help progressive companies build new ventures with exceptional entrepreneurs.

Why Venture Building?

Many industries will evolve more over the next 20 years than over the last 200. Inherent to any change, there’s a great deal of uncertainty, and corporations often struggle to navigate through unprecedented times. The average tenure of a Standard & Poor company has fallen from 67 years in the 1920s to just 15 years today.

Successful business growth requires an understanding of unmet or underserved customer needs and quickly developing new offers that deliver on them.

External venture building counters longer-term growth stagnation and loss of market share, where corporations can’t respond from within their core business or through startup collaborations. Investing in non-core business models gives large corporations an edge, and a head-start, in areas where new entrants and competition will emerge.

How We Work With You

Our model provides significant strategic value to both parties in a business landscape that is increasingly requiring cooperation to build resilience and growth.

Validate

Explore the market and confirm if an idea is a suitable co-investment opportunity.

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2-3 m

Go to Market

Build MVPs with potential end-customers, and iterate towards a repeatable, scalable business model.

1-2 y

Scale

Rapidly scale the business: employees, customers and revenues.

2-3 y

Acquire

Integrate the venture back into the group or as a standalone brand.

What Makes Us Different

Proven Processes

We leverage proven studio and startup building processes. We’ve also learned firsthand when to kill futile ideas. We developed a systematic way to quickly validate, refine, and scale new ventures.

Great Execution

Creating a startup is about being agile, resource-constrained, and putting things onto the market rapidly. We go beyond financial capital to provide founders with full support so they can focus on scaling the business: design, engineering, finance, HR, IT, and recruiting.

Leveraging Scarce Resources

We focus on building solutions in collaboration with leading industry corporations. This ensures each solution is validated early while providing the founders with the resources they need to succeed.

Access to Talent

Through our wide network of entrepreneurs, we ensure the core skills are in place to successfully validate, and scale each venture.

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Some of our Ventures

Offera

Creating a better experience in gifting for special events.

Sunstream

Making green energy accesible for the new world.

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News & Events

Venture Building

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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.

Venture Building

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What is a Venture Validation Sprint and how can you use it to de-risk your corporate startup failing?

In this article, we’ll explore the first phase of the venture building process - a 2-3 months venture validation sprint covering the building blocks of start-up creation: idea generation, validation and pre-launch execution. This process is designed to quickly identify, validate and test new concepts and de-risk the chances of failure when scaling the business further.

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.