Build a startup through our venture studio, and work with us to launch the next billion dollar business
Our venture studio model is designed to quickly validate new opportunities and launch them in-market alongside top-notch, fundable founders.
Startups emerging from the venture studio are deeply connected to your innovation goals, providing everyone with an unfair advantage.
And we invest right alongside you.
We help innovation teams uncover and validate market opportunities that lead to the creation of new startups. We work closely with you through our Discovery process to determine the potential for building a new startup.
Enterprises bring assets and expertise. Startups bring agility and focus. Highline Beta combines the best of both worlds as we help you launch new ventures. Our goal is to unlock a corporate’s assets for the new startup, providing them with a legitimate unfair advantage.
We invest in the new startup’s seed round, and support with securing additional funding. We continue to provide resources as the startup spins out and begins to scale.
How our Venture Studio Model Works
We worked closely with American Family to identify and validate opportunities around insurance and re-insurance workflow. Through this work, we knew there was an opportunity to build a new startup. We recruited the founder / CEO, Greg Boutin, to join the fledgling company and launch Relay Platform. Highline Beta provided the initial core team and capital, along with AmFam’s support, to get an initial product launched. Relay Platform has gone on to raise venture financing from top-tier investors and continues to scale today.
Innovation Insights on Portfolio Development
The brief history of Relay Platform: From deep dive with AmFam to spinning out and closing $3M in funding
We worked with American Family Insurance to help support the building and scaling of ventures outside of their company. That’s how we built Relay.
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