About Highline BETA


Transforming industries from the inside out

Combining the assets and experience of leading enterprises, the agility of startup founders, and the methodology of investors, we’re building a new model for corporate innovation and startup investing.

Discover customer problems
Validate growth opportunities
Launch game-changing ventures


Marcus Daniels
Founding Partner

Co-founder/CEO HIGHLINE vc, Managing Director Extreme Startups, 20+ years as a serial entrepreneur & new ventures operating executive.

LinkedIn | @marcusdaniels

Ben Yoskovitz
Founding Partner

Co-Author of Lean Analytics,
VP Product at VarageSale, VP Product GoInstant (acq. $CRM), Founding Partner Year One Labs

LinkedIn | @byosko

Lauren Robinson
Venture Partner, COO

Executive Director Female Funders,
Global Operations HIGHLINE vc, Head of Operations Extreme Startups

LinkedIn | @LR_Ventures


Our story and values

Our team has run accelerators, launched and invested in companies, mentored founders, and worked inside enterprises. We have all developed the same fundamental belief: the future of corporate innovation is new venture development. Enterprises and startups that work together to co-create new ventures will find the future growth trajectories to win.

We are entrepreneurs and investors first

Our priority is discovering user problems, co-creating new ventures, and funding them. Full stop.

We win together

We share the risks and the rewards of new venture development with our customers, with our team, and with those we invest in. Because of this, we do what’s need to make everyone win. Sometimes this looks like rolling up our sleeves, sometimes this looks like brutal honesty, but this always looks like caring deeply.

We are doers above all else

We value two things: building things so we can test and learn about user problems, and building things so we can solve those problems. If we’re focused on anything else, we’re probably working on the wrong thing.


Join our team

Highline BETA is looking for great people to help us redefine the future of innovation and investing. Join us in building a new, scalable model for startup investing and corporate innovation that works.