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We are thrilled to announce this year’s finalists for Visionary and Venture of the Year!

 
Nominated and voted on by their peers, the VentureFuel Visionary and Venture of the Year recognizes the individuals and organizations blazing new paths to power the future. Vote today!
2023 Visionary and Venture of the Year
Rogue Women VII

Join Us at Rogue Women VII in NYC! 

On Tuesday, March 5th, join us in person in midtown Manhattan for an inspiring morning of keynotes, panel discussions and networking.
 
Don't miss this chance to meet the leaders who are transforming the innovation ecosystem across corporate innovation, venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Applications are now open for the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Vertical AI Accelerator!

 
Their four-week equity-free Accelerator provides startup founders access to the Comcast NBCUniversal network of businesses and corporate partners to develop strategic partnerships. If you're a founder redefining the world of #AI—learn more about their Accelerator today!🚀 Applications close Sunday, March 10! 🚀 

VentureFuel - Hiring Manager of Innovation & Partnerships

We are Hiring!

Our team is in search of a Manager of Innovation & Partnerships to join us in helping our clients bring innovation to market through startup collaborations.

We're looking for an experienced corporate innovator to bring fresh ideas and strategies to the table, while driving strong relationships with VentureFuel clients and key startup ecosystem players.

Download our Free Framework for Successful Startup Partnerships

 
Maximize the benefits of exploring new technology while minimizing your Enterprise's risk by using a proven framework to evaluate startups for enterprise commercial partnerships. Download our Free Guide today! 
Download our Free Framework for Successful Startup Partnerships

SOLVING CORPORATE CHALLENGES VIA STARTUP COLLABORATIONS

HELPING OUR CLIENTS IGNITE CHANGE

Future-proof for tomorrow. Show results today.

We help our clients address their biggest strategic challenges more quickly, with less risk and greater impact than traditional innovation models by partnering with the best enterprise-ready startups today!

Global Innovation Network

A worldwide network of VCs, Seed Investors, Accelerators, University Labs and Scouts grant us unparalleled, advanced access to novel solutions.

Our team of unbiased corporate strategists build custom programs designed to achieve your goals with vetted partners who can deliver results.

Win-Win Results. 100+ innovation programs resulting in over $12M in revenue for startups now collectively valued at over $2B.

In The Press

Our programs have been featured in:

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Client Programs

We’ve been privileged to grow with a game changing community of global corporate innovators throughout the years.

Here are a few programs that have been forged through our collaborations.

VentureFuel Visionaries

Visionaries are defined as having extraordinary foresight and imagination. Those who can see what isn't there. They can imagine the unimaginable and they have the grit to make it happen.

From the C-Suite to the up-and-coming disruptors, our podcast guests are blazing new paths, discovering inventive solutions and powering the future. Join us each week as we speak with these Visionaries about driving transformative change across business and society.

External Innovation For Internal Stakeholders — LG Electronics EVP Sokwoo Rhee
EXTERNAL INNOVATION FOR INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS

LG Electronics EVP Sokwoo Rhee

In the episode, we talk about why external innovation is important for a $60B+ revenue company and how to justify external innovation to internal stakeholders. We also dive into why growth and disruption insurance go hand in hand, as well as the LG NOVA Commercial Accelerator Program.

Intel Ignite Managing Director Markus Bohl
SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION

Intel® Ignite Managing Director Markus Bohl

“If you take equity, it's much more transactional. So companies would then say, 'Okay, if I give you revenue, I want to make sure we get a POC within Intel, or I can sell to Intel, or you take me into a certain program,' and we don't want that, right? We want that if it's right for everybody, then it's fine. Not taking equity gives a whole different type of relationship between the startups and us, where the trust is much bigger so we can tackle, and we do that, we help them clean up the cap table. We help them find a new co-founder if necessary; or even restructure the whole team. Right. And this is not so easy if you have equity, if you have a certain bias there."

– Markus Bohl, Managing Director of Intel® Ignite Europe

Why Corporations Invest in New Ventures – TDK Ventures Nicolas Sauvage
WHY CORPORATIONS INVEST IN NEW VENTURES

TDK Ventures Nicolas Sauvage

"We already have amazing business groups in TDK that know exactly what they need to do with existing products in existing markets. And we have R&D teams and M&A teams that know how to expand: whether it's new markets, existing technology or new technology in existing markets. But exploration is actually going into the megatrends that are strategic for the corporation: new market, new application, new use cases, new technology. And that's the mission of TDK Ventures."

– Nicolas Sauvage, president of TDK Ventures

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