Innovation Insights

Founders: Come Reinvent Wealth Management With Us

By: Chris Chae, Gary Fung, and Jake Janosik — Venture Studio Leads @ Highline Beta At Highline Beta, we build startups and invest primarily in the areas of fintech, insurtech, CPG, and health. Our Venture Studio spends a lot of time exploring these industries and developing a unique perspective on opportunity areas. The studio’s approach […]

Intuit Prosperity DemoDay featuring Scott Cook, Co-Founder of Intuit

Collaboration between corporations, investors, and the startup ecosystem will be critical to the future of Canada’s economic recovery. Join us on March 2nd for the first-ever Intuit Prosperity Accelerator Demo Day event, hosted in partnership with Intuit and TechTO. Together, we’ll take a deep dive into the process of innovating through the uncertainty, highlighting solutions […]

Year One Labs: An Accelerator / Venture Studio 10 Years in the Making

By: Benjamin Yoskovitz, Founding Partner @ Highline Beta In 2010, Raymond Luk, Alistair Croll, Ian Rae and I got together and created Year One Labs, an early stage accelerator program. It was named intentionally: we designed a 1 year experiment to see if we could take incredibly early stage startups (ideas really, because no one […]

2020 Year in Review

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.

Highline Beta invests in Aifred Health to support its mission of improving clinical decision making for mental health

Highline Beta participated in Aifred Health’s recent $4M seed financing, which was co-led by MEDTEQ and BDC Capital, with support from Desjardins Group and other private and institutional investors. The funding will be used to support the North American regulatory approval clinical trial designed to test the safety and effectiveness of Aifred Health’s AI technology to inform personalized therapeutic treatment choice for patients suffering from clinical depression.

AB InBev’s 100+ Sustainability Accelerator Holds 2nd Demo Day with 13 Startups

AB InBev’s second cohort of startups in the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta came to an end with the #DemoDay100 event. The event was attended by partners, NGOs, investors, large corporates, AB InBev employees and more. The goal of 100+ Accelerator is to fast-track pilots between startups and AB InBev and help validate their solutions in the sustainability space across climate action, circular packaging, smart agriculture, water stewardship and smart drinking.

Founders: Why Join a Venture Studio?

Venture studios exist to build and fund startups. The model has existed for a long time and has seen plenty of success. At Highline Beta, we help Fortune 1000 companies identify and pursue areas of opportunity beyond their core business. When it comes to external innovation, it’s all about partnering them with startups that can help accelerate their objectives, or building new companies from scratch through our Venture Studio.