We couldn’t be more excited to have an opportunity to invest in BanQu, a software company leveraging non-cryptocurrency blockchain technology to help unbanked populations in developing countries build financial identities.
We engaged one of our corporate partners to help evaluate the opportunity we saw in the market. And after months of research and validation, alongside our team, Moselle was born. Today, Moselle is live offering trade businesses easy-to-use trade financing and currency exchange services.
We leverage both internal and external innovation, bringing together entrepreneurs and corporations to uncover new areas of growth.
Crisis Manifesto: How insurance will change post-COVID
COVID-19 has exposed innovation gaps in the insurance industry – and revealed new opportunities for growth. Our latest report features research and lessons from over 50 startup and corporate stakeholders on how to adapt, leverage collaborations with the InsurTech ecosystem, close gaps and build trusted solutions.
In order to survive, big insurers need to behave more like startups. They need to build ventures in-house, partner with tech innovators, and adapt at light speed.
“Innovation is hard. How do you know what people want? How do you bring new products to life? Highline Beta has helped us build that muscle, and in areas that are highly uncertain, put the consumer first.”Alexandra Savona,
GM Seed Ventures,
How can corporations use startup collaboration to drive real value?
We’re at the dawn of a new era for innovation, technology and venture capital. Corporate executives know it’s not easy to innovate from within. We believe large companies should take a balanced approach to innovation by identifying new areas of growth and building a portfolio of venture investments. We believe in startup-corporate collaboration as the ultimate unfair advantage. Understand when, why, and how corporations can collaborate with startups.
At this point, we all realize that the situation we’re facing is serious. Having been through the dot-com bust, the financial crisis and now going through this, we know for certain that things will be tough, but it’s entirely possible to come out the other side and be in a better position than before. Here’s how.
How AB InBev approaches innovation and continued success at ZX Ventures: Highline Beta talks “venture shop” with Global Manager, Alexandra Savona, Global Manager overseeing early stage organic ventures at ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s disruptive growth and venture arm.
How Citi is creating seamless customer experiences: Q&A with Maria Potoroczyn, Strategy + Innovation + Ventures
How do you create products that make people’s lives better in fundamental ways? We asked Maria Potoroczyn, Strategy + Innovation + Ventures at Citi and Co-Founder + Board Director at WIN: Women in Innovation.
Highline Beta: Venture Studio, Fund and Corporate Innovation
Highline Beta is a venture studio and seed stage venture fund that discovers growth opportunities for large companies, and helps them realize those opportunities through internal and external innovation. We believe the most ambitious companies need to build a portfolio of new ventures to win.
We believe in speed and experimentation. And always with an investor’s mindset. Whether you’re looking to build new businesses in-house, spin-out new startups, or partner with startups through a corporate accelerator, we can help.