At WhatAVenture, we’ve guided many corporates through the venture building journey, helping them explore new business opportunities outside their core business and establish new ventures. To highlight the triumphs and potential hurdles, we've conducted an extensive study focusing on corporate venture building in the DACH region and northern Italy.
Align venture building with your organization's long-term strategy, set clear objectives, and allocate sufficient resources. Without your consistent commitment as one of your organization’s leaders, ventures will struggle with timely decisions and operational autonomy.
Core business employees do not typically have the right profiles for venture building. Instead, work with experienced venture architects and top-level entrepreneurs to build a successful venture.
Carve out venture building from the organizational structure of the core business to ensure the sufficient speed required to validate and implement new business opportunities. At the same time, new ventures should be granted access to organizational resources that provide an unfair advantage compared to startups.
You've already had a chance to pursue venture building in your organization? Then go ahead and join our study! Share your experience, successes and set-backs, and help other organizations learn and grow in this field.
New business departments
Corporate venture building units or venture studios
Complete the survey by October 5th.
of study participants cited new revenue streams generation as one of the reasons to start with venture building.
of study participants have worked with external venture builders.
of study participants have established a dedicated venture building unit or team.
- Understand how to set up venture building, including targets, resources, team structures, budgets, and reporting
- Grasp current trends and key success factors as shared by 30+ corporate venture leaders
- Recognize the major challenges and how they are being addressed
- Learn from successful venture cases shared by the study participants
Ultimately, the report will give you the insights helpful to both start venture building efforts in your organization or take them a step further.