Venture Studios & Venture Builders

Understanding the Landscape of Firms that Help Corporates Launch Startups

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We’re witnessing the rise of the “venture studio” and the “venture builder” — new entities that seek to create startups with corporate partners or on their own. The ones that work with corporate partners bring together entrepreneurs, and the resources those entrepreneurs need, to create new ventures targeting opportunities that those partners have identified, but working outside of the core business.

But it’s a confusing landscape. There are hundreds of organizations of different shapes, sizes, and capabilities around the world that call themselves venture studios, or say that they offer venture building capabilities and services. To complicate matters further, some big companies have even started rebranding their internal corporate innovation labs as “venture studios.” It is a buzzworthy term, to say the least. Our goal is to better detail who some of the key players are; how they interact with corporates; and what sort of ventures they’ve launched.

Next live webcast: Sept. 13th, featuring Highline Beta, High Alpha Innovation, and U+. Register to participate.

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InnoLead's Overview

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Beneath the Buzz: What are Venture Studios and Builders, and How Do They Work with Corporates?

2022-05-04T17:04:00+01:00

A growing number of big company leaders like the idea of hiring a firm like this to help them develop that elusive “next big thing.” But it’s a confusing landscape. There are hundreds of organizations of different shapes, sizes, and capabilities that call themselves venture studios, or say that they offer venture building capabilities. We’re trying to make sense of it….

Upcoming Live Webcast

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The Inside Track: How to Build Ventures Successfully

We’ll be hosting a live webcast on Sept 13th with leaders from three major venture studios — Highline Beta, U+, and High Alpha Innovation — to discuss building new ventures. The leaders will discuss their firms’ approaches to building ventures, what makes a successful venture, and more. 

Video Interviews & Webcasts

Bridgestone and OSF Healthcare Discuss Partnering with Venture Studios

2022-08-03T13:00:00+01:00

In our recent webcast on venture studios, Bryan Smith, Director of Product, Mobility Solutions at Bridgestone, and Brent Cross, Director of Transformational Innovation and Commercialization at OSF Healthcare, discussed their own experiences partnering with venture studios. This webinar is part of ongoing venture studio series, geared at helping the IL ...

Case Studies & Thought Leadership