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Venture studios are well-funded venture firms who ideate and incubate their own startups. There are 400+ venture studios incubating 1K+ startups at any given time, and they are all looking for CEOs to run them. Venture studios also recruit Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (aka EIRs or FIRs): operators who join the firm and work for 3-12 months developing a new idea they can eventually launch together. For more on venture studios, click here.
For operators, the primary benefits in partnering with a venture studio are:
Access to shared studio resources like engineering, design, sales, marketing, etc
Access to capital from their fund and network of VCs
Industry relationships and pilot partner relationships
These are attractive roles for operators who are passionate about solving a problem and open to partnering with a venture studio to accelerate their success. According to our data, CEOs of the most successful venture studio startups tend to be:
Prior founders who are looking to build again
VPs of major groups at a medium to large tech company
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Last updated: March 27, 2023
High Alpha - Measuring carbon emissions together
“Not all emissions are created equal – and some are harder to accurately measure than others. Scope 3 emissions touch not just your own business, but those you work with and buy from. Measuring Scope 3 requires that businesses collect data from across their entire value chain. Even once that step is complete, carbon accounting is far from standardized – organizing and interpreting the data is another onerous process. We want to build a platform that helps businesses collect and standardize vendor emissions data so they can more easily and accurately measure their Scope 3 emissions.”
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence, Clean Energy Homes
“Many homeowners could reduce their carbon footprint by turning their homes into clean energy homes. However, the process can be overwhelming and expensive. Homeowners may not know what to do, how to prioritize the work, what incentives and financing options exist, and what contractors to use. The result is often inertia.
On the supply side, there are inefficiencies and lack of up-to-date sustainable & clean energy education and best practices. It is usually up to the homeowner (or a savvy contractor) to discover resources from a wide range of websites. Being able to spot scams is a concern.
We are looking for a founder who is interested in designing a one-stop shop solution for the home electrification journey.”
TandemLaunch - Chief Executive Officer of ChillSkyn
“ChillSkyn’s vision is to mitigate global warming impacts through the large-scale deployment of coatings that can achieve Passive Daytime Radiative Cooling (PDRC). ChillSkyn is backed by TandemLaunch with $800k in the financing, with its next financing round scheduled for mid-2023.”
Cloud / Data
AI Fund - Founder in Residence, Cerebro
“Cerebro’s vision is to build the first “data lakehouse” paradigm for large-scale DL workloads.”
High Alpha - Powering better web3 user experiences
“Many web3 user experiences are convoluted and full of friction. If you’ve set up a non-custodial wallet, you’ve experienced this firsthand. Bad user experiences are a major hurdle standing in the way of mass adoption. Better segmentation and analysis of user cohorts will help product teams decrease friction and tailor user experiences, but current product analytics tools aren’t built for web3. We want to build a new product analytics platform that helps web3 businesses gain a more holistic view of users by layering wallet and product usage data.”
Slimmer AI - E-commerce | Founder in Residence
“E-commerce themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Inventory management: Demand forecasting; inventory planning to prevent stock out and waste; preventive supply-chain risk detection; sustainability assessment
Customer personalization: Customer-specific recommendations; conversational customer discovery platforms, localized omnichannel customer experience; customer retention analysis; sentiment analysis/purchase prediction; personalized content creation
Sales optimization: Potential use-cases: Omni-channel revenue intelligence; assortment optimization; purchase, sales and discount pricing strategy; fraud detection; pricing and loyalty strategy analysis”
AI Fund - Founder in Residence, Book and I
“Book and I is an AI-powered system transforming the way organizations provide media-based services and learning experiences. We offer a large language model (LLM) companion platform which allows users to interact with text materials and media through a personalized and conversational learning experience, providing context, social learning, and smart annotations tailored to their needs. By focusing on higher education institutions, digital publishers, and corporate training sectors, we empower organizations to elevate the learning experience, boost productivity, and foster a culture of continuous growth.
While many generative AI applications are emerging as valuable assistance tools, they are not always designed to sustain engagement with the material, instead acting as helpful QA systems. In contrast, the Book and I system leverages effective learning techniques and individual preferences to personalize learning at scale, while preventing abuses like cheating, plagiarism, etc.”
Fintech, insurance and lending
DESCOvery by D.E. Shaw - Entrepreneur in Residence
“A new venture of the D. E. Shaw group (“DESCO”) seeks talented and highly motivated individuals to join its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program as part of our DESCOvery initiative. DESCOvery is DESCO’s venture studio. It explores unique opportunities to build out innovative, non-asset management technology-oriented businesses and ventures in areas such as fintech, insurtech, and data and the EIR will help us explore such opportunities”
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence, AI Debt Coach
“The financial industry provides debt consolidation and credit counseling but these are not good solutions for many people. Debt consolidation - whereby the borrower consolidates all of their credit card debt into a single loan, with a lower API - seems smart in principle but, in reality, borrowers do not consider the monthly cashflow required to make the payments on the new loan, and end up running-up balances on their credit cards again. In other words, consumers have been told that the way to get out of debt is to get more credit, which is clearly not a good solution. Credit counseling is presented as a mechanism for borrowers to lower their APR but is often provided by the credit card companies themselves to keep borrowers paying interest rather than consolidating into loans or filing for bankruptcy….We are looking for a founder who is interested in building something like a ‘Noom for Debt’”
Founders Factory Africa - Co-founder, Project Damian
“Project Damian is a Founders Factory Africa venture that will deliver quality in-home, on-demand healthcare services through its network of trained, registered nurses. Nigerian patients deserve greater access to quality healthcare, and Project Damian aims to democratise healthcare delivery—helping patients receive the treatment they need when they need it.”
Redesign Health - CEO, ALF Enhancement
“We are launching a Stealth Venture that provides clinical wraparound services (behavioral health + chronic care management + urgent care) and a communications software platform that partners with senior living facilities (with assisted living facilities (ALFs) as the initial target customer) and their existing rounding physicians at ALFs to enable interoperability, care coordination, and communications for delivering care to residents.
ALFs see high complexity and high acuity patients, and residents and families are increasingly looking to ALFs to manage the health of their seniors. ALFs also have rounding physicians from the community who visit the facility and deliver care, with one PCP (or NP) often serving between 60-90% of the resident population. However, it is often a manual process for rounding PCPs to share clinical notes with ALFs and their residents / caregivers, hindered by lack of data sharing and interoperability. This is where StealthCo comes in. StealthCo’s vision is to empower ALFs and their PCPs to deliver coordinated and comprehensive care by partnering with the existing rounding PCPs and leveraging their existing patient relationships and penetration within the ALFs.”
Redesign Health - CEO, Endo-enablement StealthCo
“We are launching a stealth venture that is a physician enablement platform purpose-built for endocrinology practices that provides the resources to efficiently and profitably deliver superior clinical outcomes and comprehensive diabetes patient care. The Company will empower endocrinologists with a dynamic technology platform, centralized practice management services, patient access / engagement capabilities, incremental revenue opportunities (panel expansion + care management services), and value-based care capabilities (quality-based payments evolving to risk). Amidst growing incidence of diabetes, limited clinician resources, and non-existent value-based care penetration in endocrinology, there is an opportunity to address patient, payor, and, critically, endocrinologist pain points by enabling endocrinologists to assume a leadership role in managing care for diabetes patients and shift to value-based care over time.”
Redesign Health - CEO, Hair Health Stealth Co.
“The current marketplace for Ample is highly fragmented and not designed around patients/customers. This is a multiple billion dollar market in spend and is growing. Ample is looking for the CEO to help develop this digital-first company from scratch focusing on end-to-end patient experience within a subscription model to establish lifelong customers who can navigate care which does not exist in the market today. Ample will be focused on clinical excellence, successful patient outcomes and high quality patient experience. This CEO must be driven with the ability to get people to partner with them from various stakeholder groups.”
Redesign Health - CEO, SaaS StealthCo for Healthcare SMBs
“Redesign Health is launching a new venture, StealthCo, a B2B SaaS and service company that helps healthcare SMBs procure employee benefits like health insurance and lower their HR administrative burden.
Medical practice owners want to take good care of patients and employees while running their business efficiently; this is increasingly difficult as employee benefit costs rise and retaining staff is harder than ever. 7 in 10 employers in the US expect substantial increases in the cost of health benefits over the next 3 years, and more than 50% plan to address rising costs by using programs or vendors that reduce total spend. StealthCo will procure and administer key benefits like health insurance, support HR workflows with SaaS and expertise, and deliver in-product features and ancillary products built specifically to the needs of healthcare SMBs.”
Redesign Health - Chief Executive Officer, SDOH Supplemental Benefit Platform
“We are launching a Social Determinants of Health vendor management and data optimization platform that enables payers to seamlessly offer targeted, high-impact, SDOH interventions to their chronically-ill members. This will be supported by an integrated, easy-to-use software platform enabling Community Based Organizations & health plans to collect high-value SDOH data, driving powerful analytics, improved health outcomes and member satisfaction. Health plans recognize the potential in SDOH support, but continue to face challenges in implementing programs to address members’ needs. By enabling health plans to provide customized SDOH benefits, Stealth Co’s end- to-end solution addresses key pain points and offers differentiated value, serving to close the care gap at the intersection of social determinants of health and chronic disease.”
Redesign Health - CEO | Topaz | Senior Behavioral Health Stealth Co.
“As CEO of Topaz, you will build and launch a new business focused on the behavioral health needs of seniors. In the midst of a broader mental health crisis, the behavioral health needs of older adults are significant and tragically overlooked. The lack of adequate behavioral health care for older adults results in preventable medical spend and dissatisfied health plan members. Topaz is an integrated behavioral healthcare platform that delivers senior-oriented diagnostics and treatment programs. The business coordinates a team-based, evidence-based treatment program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults, improving patient experience and outcomes. Additionally, we are partnering with a reputable health plan with highly-rated Medicare Advantage plans to build Topaz and launch a pilot for thousands of Medicare Advantage members!”
Redesign Health - CEO, Value-Based Rx Stealth Startup
“Redesign Health is launching a new venture, StealthCo, a pharmacist-enabled comprehensive medication management approach, optimizing prescription drug outcomes for patients and providers.
The annual US cost of drug related morbidity and mortality is greater than $500B, with nearly 40 million US adults impacted by improper use of prescriptions / drug mortality. Current drug optimization and adherence solutions are not comprehensive and lower touch.
StealthCo is a tech platform that integrates the pharmacist as a key member of the care team, empowering patients to feel heard about their diverse medication challenges, driven to stay on therapy, and capable of leading healthier lives.”
Slimmer AI - B2B Healthcare | Founder in Residence
“B2B Healthcare themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Digitization of healthcare workflows (doctors/GP/physician-focused tech stack): Patient scheduling; data logging and clinical documentation; optimization of patient referral; recovery pathways; admin workflow optimization, preemptive diagnosis; intelligent process routing
Diagnostics and treatments (hospital/clinic-focused tech stack): Data integration, predictive analytics and clinical intelligence; clinical screening and diagnostics through data analytics; enhanced patient monitoring; tele health services; precision health, claims, and payment administration
Pharmaceutical tech stack: Automated clinical trial workflow and research; automated procurement and supply chain; ML-enabled drug discovery and research; precision medication and personalization of healthcare”
Martech / Revtech
AI Fund - Founder-in-Residence
“There are many scenarios in which marketers may solicit 100s or 1000s of pieces of freetext responses from users, such as:
- Market research to shape the definition of new products.
- Reducing customer churn by reaching out proactively to specific customers to solicit feedback.
- Soliciting user feedback on current products.
Long-form multiple choice surveys have a low response rate. We have developed a new capability for marketers that enables them to synthesize user insights out of a collection of thousands or tens of thousands pieces of unstructured text written by users/customers/potential customers. In that synthesizing process, be able to predict customer desires, pain points and potential churn.”
High Alpha - Letting podcast fans join the conversation
“Podcast communities are fragmented. Some are active on Twitter, some have Slack, Discord, or Facebook groups, and still others have Reddit communities. There is no dedicated place for fans to go to engage with episodes. Fans can’t react in a way that parallels the medium of content – conversationally, through audio and speech. We want to build a platform for podcast communities to better engage with episodes and have two-way, continuous conversations with hosts and other fans.”
High Alpha - Centralizing in person events strategy
“As we emerge from the pandemic, in-person events like conferences and tradeshows are back and here to stay. But, these events can be a headache for marketers to sponsor and plan for their team to attend, not to mention a large expense. Leads generated and other important metrics aren’t always followed up on or accurately tracked. Even when all this data is captured, it lives in Google Sheets, CRM or across multiple tools, leaving marketers to manually pull everything together to calculate ROI. We want to build a dedicated platform for marketers to more effectively plan, execute & measure effective field events.”
High Alpha - Disrupting the sales pitch
“The way we consume content has radically changed since the advent of the sales pitch. For many of us, smartphones have become our default operating system. Social media has rewired our brains to crave engaging, short-form content. Meanwhile, we’ve witnessed the “consumerization of the enterprise,” whereby consumer trends and technology infiltrate businesses. Despite those significant trends, sales collateral looks the same as it did five decades ago. There should be a solution for creating and sharing short-form, mobile-first sales content.”
High Alpha - Automating HubSpot ops
“HubSpot implementation and administration is a big lift for marketing teams. If they don’t set up their instance correctly and maintain good data hygiene over time, it can quickly become unmanageable, forcing some teams to start over from scratch These challenges have contributed to the rise of dedicated marketing operations roles, but those hires are costly and not typically made until well after HubSpot is selected. We want to build the no-code MarketingOps platform for Hubspot, helping companies optimize their instance setup and maintenance as they grow.”
Struck Studio - Various Positions, Pawcare
“Over 70% of U.S. households are now pet owners and an estimated 850M visits annually to service providers, yet discovering, comparing, and scheduling professional pet care is still a time-consuming and frustrating experience in comparison to booking services for their human counterparts.”
High Alpha - Data privacy done the right way
“If it’s free, you are the product. Consumers and regulators seemed to realize this slowly and then all at once. Recently, a wave of data privacy regulations, including GDPR and CCDA, have been enacted. In addition, Google plans to phase out third-party cookies on Chrome by the end of this year. With data privacy at the top of consumers’ minds and a “cookie-less” future in sight, marketers need to adapt. We want to build a platform that finally does data right by compensating consumers for consent to sharing their data with advertisers.”
“With the ever-growing online presence of consumers, it’s more important than ever to have protection in place to mitigate the risk of identity theft, harassment, fraud, and other forms of cybercrime. Wilbur Labs is seeking an Entrepreneur in Residence to define, launch, and lead an exciting new stealth venture that will offer new online privacy protection services to everyday consumers and businesses.”
High Alpha - Preparing multi-family properties for the future
“The recently passed California Green Building Standards Code requires that new construction and major alterations include adding infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs). The state is offering to award existing apartment complexes grants for every charging station installed. In addition, landlords are now required to add an EV charging station if a lessee requests it. California is a first mover around EV policy, but many other states and cities are following suit by passing laws and earmarking money to bolster EV adoption. Multi-family properties will need a platform help navigate these new mandates and manage EV charging station investments across properties and tenants.”
Struck Studio - Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder: Proptech
“This venture, still in stealth mode, is aiming to transform the traditional real estate rental model. With more and more companies embracing remote work, workers want flexible living arrangements that allow them to similarly evolve their personal lives. This venture aims to flip the traditional rental agreement on its head and enable location-flexible workers to live wherever they want whenever they want.”
Supply chain / Logistics
Slimmer AI - Supply Chain | Founder in Residence
“Supply Chain themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Inventory management: End-to-end inventory visibility in real-time, demand sensing/forecasting, stock level analysis (under/over stocking), upstream delivery management and prediction
Procurement: Supplier/vendor management; strategic sourcing; asset tracking, maintenance, and management; contract management and spend analytics; procurement workflow optimization and automation
Logistics and warehousing: Tooling, optimization and automation of warehouses; Tooling, optimization and automation of transportation networks; route optimization and asset tracking; last-mile logistics network and analytics
Supply chain monitoring and orchestration: Predicting end-to-end supply chain lifecycle; distribution planning; Supply chain security and risk assessment; end-to-end orchestration platform”
Other CEO and EIR roles
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Cache Ventures - Founder in Residence
Create - Co-founder, Moby
“Create has identified an opportunity in the device as a service space, which is a multibillion dollar market. Small to medium-sized businesses need a cost effective, seamless way to procure tech devices for their employees. Moby provides monthly device rentals for SMBs that are affordable, flexible and seamless.”
Diagram Ventures - Co-Found with Diagram
High Alpha - Ensuring ethical AI/ML practices
“Artificial intelligence & machine learning (AI/ML) promise to unlock a revloutionary intelligence layer across software in every vertical. “Foundational models” like GPT-3 and DALL-E have been trained by feeding them virtually the entire internet. New and existing businesses are building on top of these foundational models and fine tuning them for specific use cases. Despite the rapid progress and adoption, there are few guardrails or standards in place for how ethically leverage AI/ML. That is starting to change, and New York City was recently the first to passed a law around AI/ML use in the hiring process. We believe the scrutiny and stakes for businesses will continue to grow, especially when the outcomes have high-stakes, real-world impacts. We want to build a tool that helps businesses vet models and data sources to ensure they are ethically leveraging AI/ML.”
Highline Beta - Founder in Residence (CEO), B2B SaaS
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence, Quality Childcare
“There is a significant childcare gap in US and it is costing the country billions of dollars. Many markets don’t have any childcare resources. We're looking for a founder who would be interested in designing an innovative solution to this -- perhaps a paltform that offers major operational improvements and/or cost savings to the daycares, or a "daycare in a box" service to help daycares get launched quickly and passing all regulatory hurdles.”
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