We help the Fortune 1000 identify new growth areas, co-innovate with startups and build corporate ventures.

Identify new business growth areas

Find and validate new industry opportunities for your company. We turn insights into action, and leverage Highline Beta’s venture capital lens to discover investable growth opportunities

“Highline Beta is helping us develop our venture building capabilities by implementing best practices and coaching our teams on a regular basis.

Their depth and breadth of experience and knowledge, as entrepreneurs, product leaders and investors, gives us the skills to forge ahead and confidence that we’re heading in the right direction.”

—Gavin Schmidt, Operating Systems Lead, Evolv Group / Kraft Heinz

Co-develop corporate ventures

We work closely with internal innovation teams and provide the structure, support, KPIs and hands-on experience to help teams build a balanced venture portfolio.

“RBC is working with Highline Beta to take a startup-centric approach with RBC Ventures. By embracing this model, we are blending our own intrapreneurs who have a deep understanding of consumer and industry challenges with entrepreneurs who bring fresh ideas and perspectives to accelerate our innovation and growth.”

—Mike Dobbins, Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, RBC

Accelerate innovation at the speed of startups

We invest through our fund and work with innovation teams to filter, pilot and do commercial deals with startups, through corporate accelerators or our venture studio.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of AB InBev and Highline Beta. The 100+ Sustainability program accelerated our path to commercialization with AB InBev and other global organizations now adopting the BanQu platform in their supply chains. This AB InBev partnership has given us the credibility to secure additional customers and investors.”

— Ashish Gadnis, Founder and CEO, BanQu
How can corporations use startup collaboration to drive real value?

How can corporations use startup collaboration to drive real value?

We’re at the dawn of a new era for innovation, technology and venture capital. Corporate executives know it’s not easy to innovate from within. We believe large companies should take a balanced approach to innovation by identifying new areas of growth and building a portfolio of venture investments. We believe in startup-corporate collaboration as the ultimate unfair advantage. Understand when, why, and how corporations can collaborate with startups.

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Case studies

How the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator Helped Small Businesses and Consumers

Highline Beta partnered with Intuit Canada to create the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator a pilot program accelerator helping consumers, small businesses and the self-employed improve their financial wellbeing.

How American Family Insurance Partnered with Highline Beta to Build Relay Platform

American Family Insurance (AmFam) worked with Highline Beta’s Venture Studio in order to build and launch Relay Platform as an independent startup. Relay Platform went on to raise funding from multiple investors and grow rapidly.

AB InBev 100+ accelerator

How AB InBev Developed an Award-Winning Accelerator Program

Highline Beta worked closely with AB InBev to design, launch and run the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator. The program is designed to connect AB InBev with global, world-class startup companies to run pilots.

How Morneau Shepell Developed a New Product in 9 Weeks

Morneau Shepell worked with Highline Beta to validate an opportunity and develop an initial MVP in 9 weeks. The product was put into initial customers’ hands quickly to test through an iterative product validation and development process.

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