The Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator powered by Highline Beta in partnership with Aviva Canada’s Take Back Our Roads initiative is kicking off a second cohort with three startups selected to be part of the pilot program accelerator. Working closely with Aviva Canada and Highline Beta experts, the second cohort will continue to take on […]
By: Chris Chae, Gary Fung, and Jake Janosik — Venture Studio Leads @ Highline Beta At Highline Beta, we build startups and invest primarily in the areas of fintech, insurtech, CPG, and health. Our Venture Studio spends a lot of time exploring these industries and developing a unique perspective on opportunity areas. The studio’s approach […]
We leverage both internal and external innovation, bringing together entrepreneurs and corporations to uncover new areas of growth.
“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,
What do innovation opportunities in Payments look like in post-COVID world?
Highline Beta has put together a special report on payments innovation opportunities and trends. Crisis Manifesto: Innovation Opportunities in Payments post-COVID examines global industry and consumer behavior shifts and features industry research and lessons from over 70 startup and corporate stakeholders.
Companies will need to leverage collaborations with the FinTech ecosystem in order to innovate at light speed, across the full payments stack.
Highline Beta Continues its Support of ChargeLab with Follow On Investment in USD $4.3 million round
In early 2020, we made an initial investment in ChargeLab alongside Notation Capital and Urban Us. The thesis was clear: EV vehicles are going to take over a larger piece of the car (and overall mobility) market in the future, and supporting those EVs will require charging infrastructure. Each OEM isn’t going to build their […]
Highline Beta invests in Aifred Health to support its mission of improving clinical decision making for mental health
Highline Beta participated in Aifred Health’s recent $4M seed financing, which was co-led by MEDTEQ and BDC Capital, with support from Desjardins Group and other private and institutional investors. The funding will be used to support the North American regulatory approval clinical trial designed to test the safety and effectiveness of Aifred Health’s AI technology to inform personalized therapeutic treatment choice for patients suffering from clinical depression.
Venture studios exist to build and fund startups. The model has existed for a long time and has seen plenty of success. At Highline Beta, we help Fortune 1000 companies identify and pursue areas of opportunity beyond their core business. When it comes to external innovation, it’s all about partnering them with startups that can help accelerate their objectives, or building new companies from scratch through our Venture Studio.
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.
Highline Beta is Selected as One of the Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company