Intuit Canada, a leading global financial platform company known for products such as TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, and Highline Beta, a venture studio and venture capital firm, today announced the inaugural cohort of eight startups that have been welcomed to the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator. Selected startups of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta, will pilot innovative tech solutions positioned to help Canadian small businesses and consumers address urgent financial health challenges that have been advanced due to COVID-19.
When Marcus, Lauren and I started Highline Beta, we always believed in the opportunity to help founders build their startups from scratch in close collaboration with corporate partners. With our experience building and supporting startups, assets and insights from large companies and our Fund, all the ingredients are there to build great companies. As we’ve grown, learned and iterated over four years, more and more of the pieces are now in place to build startups faster through our venture studio model.
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.
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.
Highline Beta is Selected as One of the Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company