What is ventureLab?
ventureLab is a cross-market startup studio and incubator that builds and invests in innovative technologies by providing entrepreneurs with seed funds, business resources and global relationships. We take a fully hands-on approach to develop the product and the business and create a clear path to revenue with customers, commercial partners and new geographic markets.
Consistent innovation is built on fundamentals.
We believe the greatest opportunity for value creation, for both investors and entrepreneurs, is in the earliest stages of a startup. We adamantly seek alignment between all parties to create an flexible foundation and efficient process to consistently build successful businesses. Our hands-on approach puts us in the day-to-day with entrepreneurs, bringing our expertise, experience and relationships to drive true growth.
Create True Value
Develop a business that has a clear and measurable value to specific customers.
Build for form, function, agility and scalability. All are essential.
Data provides critical intelligence, especially in the early stage.
Investment doesn't build a business. Specific expertise and daily contribution does.
Align to Markets
Find product/market fit, across one or many global markets.
Determine and build an immediate path to revenue upfront.
We invest in strategic clusters of 2 to 5 startups which allow us to incubate efficiently and optimize business development. We currently have three clusters organized through 2016:
Cluster One: Native Engagement
Intelligent ad and marketing technologies focused on the confluence of social media, content creators, and enthusiast communities to drive scalable, individually targeted engagement and value transfer.
Cluster Two: App-Driven Commerce
Apps and platforms that connect online to offline to drive demand, own transaction points, and trigger virality for small to medium-sized businesses and local commerce.
Cluster Three: Digital Health & IoT
Platforms and technologies that enable or leverage data, wearables, and IoT to deliver actionable individualized intelligence or infrastructure in meaningful contexts to improve lives.
The first fully comprehensive property management solution that fits in the palm of your hand.
A mobile-first, on-demand community marketplace for finding the perfect space to work, create, and collaborate.
An engagement ad technology that converts consumer attention into digital currency.
A sponsorship marketplace that connects brands, businesses, influencers, and creators.
The first fully automated RTB platform for mobile ads, powered by machine learning and deep analytics.
A flexible, scalable, white-label fantasy sports experience and engagement platform for any sport and jurisdiction.
A global digital venue and community platform to connect gamers and spectators around live and virtual events.
Contact us and we'll get you in touch!
Interested in our portfolio startups?
Product, Marketing & Incubation
Mike PrasadManaging Director, Partner
Capital & Investment
Daniel ShafferPartner, Investment
Brand Communications & Business Development
Bret BlountPartner, Biz Dev
Operations & Portfolio Management
Taylor FogelquistPartner, Operations
Technology & Development
Amit MasaunTechnology Director
Product & UX
Christian GinProduct Manager
Marketing & Digital Media
Catherine MendezMarketing Manager
Talent & Recuirtment
Sonny SarnaRecruitment Director