For startups, getting into big corporations is always a challenge. More and more big companies are working to make this process easier through the creation of commercial deal accelerators. AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer and its 100+ Sustainability Accelerator powered by Highline Beta is a great example of this movement.
Sebastian Boisjoly joins Highline Beta as Executive Director, Montreal to lead corporate innovation initiatives and venture capital engagement in Quebec market.
We leverage both internal and external innovation, bringing together entrepreneurs and corporations to uncover new areas of growth.
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.
“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,
Highline Beta announces first close of $20 million fund to invest in and scale startups with the roster of global corporate partners
With RBC as the lead private investor, Highline Beta’s inaugural fund forms part of the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative.
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Some say it’s extremely difficult for large companies and startups to work together. We believe it’s a matter of rethinking the relationship between them to succeed. At Highline Beta, we aim to unlock the unfair advantage for both sides and accelerate net new growth.