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Take a Portfolio Approach to Launching New Ventures

Successful startups usually don’t win with their first idea or first product. There are many examples of startups that pivoted (in some cases multiple times), or completely reinvented themselves, in order to win. Starbucks started selling espresso machines and beans door-to-door before pivoting to coffee shops on every corner. Avon started as door-to-door book sales, only to […]

Connecting learners with innovative experiences at Pearson Online Learning Services

Connecting learners with innovative experiences at Pearson Online Learning Services Rachel Sumner, Regional Partnership Director at Pearson Embanet, shares with Highline BETA how she is enabling others to realize their economic potential through the design and delivery of learning experiences intended to enhance employability. When I look back at my career, it is a number of […]

Highline Beta x Together for Safer Roads Partner to Accelerate Road Safety

Highline Beta, a new venture development firm and Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of leading private sector companies driven to save lives, today announced a strategic partnership as part of Highline Beta’s Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator and TSR’s Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta aims to bring new technologies […]

How a Small Brazilian Startup Is Helping a Big International Corporation Achieve Its Sustainability Goals

Our latest Startups of Highline Beta series highlights the work of entrepreneurs and ventures we fund and build alongside forward-thinking global enterprises. Rodrigo Oliveira was working for his family’s consulting company near São Paulo, Brazil, on waste disposal engineering projects like landfills, when he started feeling a creeping sense of discomfort. The amount of useful […]