By Ben Yoskovitz, Founding Partner, Highline Beta Disruption. It’s almost as over-used a term as “innovation.” It’s true, big companies are worried about being disrupted, and this has led to the common sentiment, “It’s better to disrupt ourselves than have someone else do it to us.” Fair enough. You’d rather destroy yourself than have someone […]
This has been a year like no other.. Read about some of what kept our team going in 2020, including Fast Company award as one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators; the investments we’ve made; new additions to the team; case studies and accelerator news, and more.
We engaged one of our corporate partners to help evaluate the opportunity we saw in the market. And after months of research and validation, alongside our team, Moselle was born. Today, Moselle is live offering trade businesses easy-to-use trade financing and currency exchange services.
We couldn’t be more excited to have an opportunity to invest in BanQu, a software company leveraging non-cryptocurrency blockchain technology to help unbanked populations in developing countries build financial identities.
Co-Creating High-Growth Ventures: American Family Insurance, a Fortune 500 company partnered with Highline Beta to build Relay, a high-growth venture focused on reinsurance. Relay just announced its US$2M seed round.
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.
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.
Ashish Gadnis is the Co-Founder and CEO at BanQu Inc., a software company that’s helping unbanked populations in developing countries to build financial identities using its Blockchain technology. Since joining Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 100+ Sustainability Accelerator powered by Highline Beta – the company has achieved an impressive 100% growth rate (onboarding 300,000 last-mile-first-mile – up from 3000 in 2017), and developed partnerships with big players like Nestle, IDB, RSM Spain and Japan Tobacco.
Sebastian Boisjoly joins Highline Beta as Executive Director, Montreal to lead corporate innovation initiatives and venture capital engagement in Quebec market.