Welcome to VentureFuel

VentureFuel helps global corporations unlock the power of innovation by partnering with startups and breakthrough technologies.


Navigating Opportunities and Disruptions

The pace of change will only accelerate. This furious velocity is creating disruptions as well as seismic opportunities. We help the largest companies in the world stay ahead of what’s next and identify powerful new ways to capitalize on change.

We de-risk innovation and deliver tangible opportunities that have sustainable and scalable impact. Our Global Innovation Network (Seed/Angel Investors, VCs, Accelerators, University Labs, Futurists and Governments) and proprietary sourcing capabilities provide an advanced pipeline of relevant and unique solutions, vetted specifically for your business. We are 100% independent, do not take equity in the startups, and work as an objective extension of your team.

Innovation Drives Tangible Business Impact!

VentureFuel Client Results: Major CPG

18.7% Sales Lift

VentureFuel Client Results: Major Alcohol Brand

5x Purchase Intent Lift

VentureFuel Client Results: Major CPG

9.3% Brand Lift

VentureFuel Client Results: Major CPG

22.8% Engagement (4x industry avg)

VentureFuel Client Results: Major CPG

73% Lift in Brand Consideration

Investors & Startups

Access to Corporate Decision Makers

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?


Gain exposure to the decision makers to drive revenue through corporate partnerships. Our clients are the biggest in the world and are tackling challenges across all areas of their business. They turn to us, to find the best path to success. If your startup or investment/portfolio company can make a meaningful difference – we would love to hear from you.


We identify corporate trends and pain-points to help your investment strategy. We also can provide insights and best practices for partnering with large corporations to help you grow your business.

Do you know of a startup that could benefit from a corporate partnership?

Our corporate partners are always on the lookout for innovations that can help grow their business.

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The Elite Change-Agents of Innovation

Our invite-only networking group. These are the change-agents embracing new opportunities to drive outsized results for their companies. From CMOs to VCs, from Angels to the up-and-coming disrupters. They receive unprecedented, advanced access to the hottest emerging companies and pioneering technologies as well as exclusive programming all over the world with our Innovation Brew Series and special programming at Cannes, SXSW, CES, etc.

Amiah Sheppard, Visionary of the Year 2019

Amiah Sheppard
Director, Backstage LA
Backstage Capital

Investor Visionary of the Year, 2019

Jaime Fabricant, Visionary of the Year 2019

Jaime Fabricant, Director, Store of The Future Innovation & Execution
PepsiCo, Inc.
Corporate Visionary of the Year, 2019


Tools to Help You Stay Ahead

We are honored to speak at many industry conferences, write thought leadership pieces on emerging technologies and share insights from our Innovation Safaris around the world. Here are a few pieces to help our clients stay ahead of disruptions and discover new opportunities.

What's Next 2020
VentureFuel brings you the top business and consumer trends in their What's Next 2020 book. Featuring new technologies, applications and opportunities, along with the best global startups in each category.
Published On: Jan 14, 2020
The Future: From the Writers Who Cover Innovation

Top tech reporters tackle major themes from CES and answer the question of “what is next?”

Published On: 2020-01-23
XRC Labs: Retail Tech and Consumer Goods Rundown

XRC Labs Cohort 8 Demo Day highlights, key takeaways and ventures to watch

Published On: 2020-01-23
Emerging Ventures From Retail’s Big Show

We weaved our way through the 40,000 people and 800 exhibitors at the Javits Center in NYC this week for NRF 2020 to find emerging startups that can help accelerate our corporate partners.

Published On: 2020-01-16
CES 2020 – Eureka Park Ventures to Watch

Last week over 170,000 technologists, brand strategists, product developers and investors converged on Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). We bring you the top startups and trends emerging from the Eureka Park startup floor, in digested form.

Published On: 2020-01-16
Social Connections Off-Line
Last week we launched Happy Hour @ the Beer Garage, a thought leadership series with the innovation team at AB InBev. We gathered an elite group of investors, corporate innovators and startups to discuss Digital Connectedness, how technology can facilitate in person connection. Here are some key take-aways from the discussion as well as the 3 featured startups tackling this challenge. Communities flourish when we spend actual time together in person. “For millennia, beer has brought us... Read More
Published On: 2019-12-10

Innovation Brew

Events To Showcase What is Next, Now

Our Innovation Brew series of events around the world enable leading investors, founders and corporate innovators to network and trailblaze meaningful partnerships. We bring together the best of what is next at tentpole events like CES, SxSw, Cannes as well as our stand-alone conferences.

LIFT Summit

Rogue Women

The Real California Milk Accelerator

The Fuelers

Our Team is Your Team

VentureFuel’s secret sauce is our team. We are able to H A C K innovation because we are Helpful, Attuned, Curious and Kick-Ass. Our elite corporate innovators are an extension of your team and 100% dedicated to delivering sustainable and scalable impact for your business.

Fred Schonenberg


Fred Schonenberg

For over 15 years, Fred has introduced new formats, first-to-market opportunities and is known for his award-winning creative solutions and ability to forge strategic partnerships to grow revenue. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as SXSW, Ad Tech, Advertising Week, IAB, OMMA and thought-leader published in everything from The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Media Post, The Drum,, Creator Magazine, Advertising Week, Event Marketer, etc.

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