At our core, we are corporate innovators that work as an extension of your team to build innovation programs to solve specific challenges, deliver tangible results and discover first-to-market opportunities from the Museum of Ice Cream to the latest pioneering technologies. We are 100% independent, sourcing from our global network of the best investors, scouts, founders and academics to find only what has sustainable and scalable impact for our clients.
The pace of change will only accelerate and this furious velocity is creating seismic opportunities and disruptions. We are here to help you stay ahead of what’s next and identify powerful new ways to capitalize on change.
Investors & Startups
How do you navigate the corporate spaghetti to identify real decision-makers, with real budgets, that want to activate rather than just play innovation tourism? How can you gain exposure, serious consideration, and drive revenue with corporate partnerships? We work with the largest companies in the world and are always looking for break-through opportunities, pioneering tech, and unique solutions to corporate challenges.
For Investors, we provide the above opportunities for your portfolio as well as provide you with corporate trends, insights and collaborative deal flow.
An exclusive club for the elite change-agents embracing new opportunities and mitigating risks to imagine new business models and outsized results for their companies. Current members include CMOs, VCs, Angels, up-and-coming disrupters, futurists, technologists, corporate innovators, break-through marketers…the people making a tangible impact within innovation.
Applications are now open! If accepted, you will receive unprecedented and advanced access to the hottest emerging companies and pioneering technologies as well as exclusive programming including thought leadership events with break-through founders, VCs and corporate luminaries. Our events happen all over the world from our Innovation Brew Series to special programming at Cannes, SXSW, CES, etc.
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Fred has 15+ years of high growth media sales experience, introducing new media formats and first-to-market products to the ad marketplace.
Known for his award-winning creative solutions and ability to forge strategic partnerships to drive revenue, Fred has deep relationships throughout the advertising industry, from top CMOs & brand managers, to agency presidents, planners and buyers across mobile, online, print, TV, experiential and out-of-home.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as SXSW, Ad Tech, Advertising Week, Offline Summit, Lightbox Lab, Recess Music & Ideas Festival, IAB Digital Leadership Program, etc. He is also an industry thought-leader published in everything from The Huffington Post, Media Post, The Drum, Media Daily News, Tech.co, The Mobile Insider, Modern Marketing Exchange, etc.
Most recently, Fred was the EVP of National Sales for Zoom Media & Marketing where he guided the video-centric selling strategies that built Zoom into the largest fitness digital media company in the world as well as the most successful nightlife network. His sales team was rated #1 in the industry by digital agencies and strategic planners.
VP of Brand Partnerships
Justin has enjoyed more than a decade in the media sales universe, creating unique programs with some of the most forward thinking marketers in the world. Living in Los Angeles, Justin first cut his teeth in the entertainment industry partnering with the likes of Sony Pictures, Disney and Paramount where he developed an extraordinarily collaborative, idea driven philosophy and a profound appreciation for true creativity that he now employs across a number of categories from automotive to food & beverage. A true storyteller at heart, Justin has spent the past eleven years studying, performing and teaching improv to whoever will listen – and, for you Founders, you may recognize him from his cameo on Silicon Valley.
Director of Innovation and Brand Strategy
Allie has spent her career building strategy and marketing plans for world-class brands such as Disney, Xbox, and Target while working at Dentsu Aegis, Disney/ABC and Periscope. She has developed a keen understanding of brand needs and how innovative partners can best position themselves to help brands break boundaries. Allie’s passion for entrepreneurship and media started at an early age with her family’s media & entertainment business where she had a central role in all projects, from TV & Radio programming to feature films. Allie is a proud Buckeye and avid NBA basketball fan. She is also a native Russian speaker. A creator at heart, Allie has a love of writing, video production, and storytelling. She has enjoyed telling compelling brand stories in partnership with Comedy Central and Adult Swim, among others.
Kayla comes from a diverse background in media, branding, entertainment, and finance. She has developed marketing strategies for brands, including AMC Networks and Red Bull, and has consulted on business development and expansion for an acclaimed nonprofit. Kayla has helped drive record-breaking ratings for the #1 show on cable TV through creative and data-focused media strategies, as well as helped cast Emmy-winning TV shows with A-list talent. Her varied experiences and interests provide her with an out-of-the-box perspective for uniting art + science to identify innovative brand solutions that drive effective results.
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