Zero 1 builds
We are a venture builder that partners with leading corporations to build companies that solve the world’s biggest challenges
We are a new
type of company.
We are not an incubator, accelerator, or traditional venture capital fund.
We are a corporate venture builder.
We bring together our resources, infrastructure, network, and experience, to take ideas from conception to launch and scale.
Working in partnership with large organisations, our startup studio accelerates the growth and success of new companies.
We are disrupting the process of innovation, turning the art of venture building into a repeatable science.
We combine the best assets from a venture builder with the best assets from corporations to fast-track the growth of new companies
Select companies we have founded
Venture building is a growing movement, originating in the USA. Venture builders (also known as startup studios) are organisations that develop the tools and processes to systematically build new companies. Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders grow their own business ideas and assign internal teams to develop them (e.g. software engineers, product managers, and growth hackers). Venture builders develop many companies at once, and for the most promising ones they assign resources and capital to accelerate their growth.
We have developed a venture building methodology where we work solely in partnership with the worlds most influential corporations. We believe corporates have unique capabilities including sector expertise, knowledge of their customers, and access to huge amounts of capital. Therefore making them the perfect partner to build new companies with. We co-create ventures by combining the best assets from a venture builder and the best assets from corporations to fast-track the growth of new companies.
We believe that for corporates to launch differentiated new products and services, they need to run a portfolio of propositions to help improve the chances of one being successful (much like a VC owns positions in a portfolio of companies). However, there is often a lack of capacity to do this internally and to do this with external partners is prohibitively expensive. Our unique service model means corporates can run multiple pilots at low cost. Zero 1 puts skin in the game, aligning incentives with performance, only receiving upside if we succeed together. This means a much lower risk per pound invested in our companies and a much higher chances of success.