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 the 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 investor-backed startups, through Highline Beta programs or our startup development 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?
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.Read the post
AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, has recently announced its ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals. As part of this initiative, they launched 100+ Accelerator, a sophisticated startup accelerator program that will help them hit their sustainability targets. Powered by Highline Beta, this global program challenges startups to deliver and scale their green initiatives worldwide to unlock exponential impact.
With Highline Beta, Morneau Shepell developed a new product and brought the MVP to initial customers in 9 weeks
Uncovering unmet customer needs and launching a new venture outside the core business with Morneau Shepell: The Enterprise Innovation Team at Morneau Shepell approached Highline Beta with an audacious goal. They asked us to find radical new ways to help people live better lives at work and beyond. They had identified white space opportunities, and it was time to seek out the mentorship and methodology that would allow them to launch something radically new.