Venture builder

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    TL;DR: A venture builder, also known as a startup studio, venture studio or startup factory, is a company or organization that creates and develops multiple startup companies simultaneously.

    What is a venture builder?

    A venture builder, also known as a startup studio, venture studio or startup factory, is a company or organization that creates and develops multiple startup companies simultaneously. The venture builder model is an alternative to the traditional venture capital model, where investors provide funding to individual startups.

    How does a venture builder operate?

    A venture builder typically begins by identifying a market opportunity or a specific problem that they want to solve. They then assemble a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and other experts to build and launch multiple startups in that market. The venture builder provides the resources, infrastructure, and support that the startups need to grow and succeed, such as funding, office space, and mentorship.

    Venture builders typically take an equity stake in the startups they create, and may also provide additional funding as the startups grow. This allows them to share the upside of the startups’ success.

    Why use a venture builder?

    One of the key benefits of the venture builder model is that it allows for the efficient creation and scaling of multiple startups. By sharing resources and expertise, a venture builder can more quickly and effectively launch new companies, reducing the time and risk associated with starting a business from scratch. It also allows for the sharing of best practices and lessons learned across multiple startups, helping them to avoid common mistakes and increase their chances of success.

    Additionally, venture builders often have a portfolio of startups that they have created, which can be used to leverage resources and expertise across the portfolio companies.

    However, the venture builder model also has some downsides. Since the venture builder is focused on creating multiple startups simultaneously, they may not be able to provide the same level of focus and resources to each startup as a traditional venture capital firm. Additionally, startups created by a venture builder may be less attractive to traditional venture capital firms as they may be seen as less independent.

    Examples of Danish venture builders:

    Rainmaking.io | https://rainmaking.io/

    Portfolio companies: Undo, BrainCo, Buzzmove, b.well, relayr

    Kring | https://kring.com/

    Portfolio companies: Valified, Pree.to, Nuna, Flextribe, Bodil.

    MeeW | https://www.meew.dk/

    Portfolio companies: Curvex, Xeer, Attentify.

    Founders | https://www.founders.as/

    Portfolio companies: Pleo, LifeX, Son of a Tailor, Kontist.

    Heymate | https://heymate.dk/

    Portfolio companies: Hey:media, Handyhand, Adlab, eBlaztr, Bazoom.

    Parabolic | https://www.parabolic.io/

    Portfolio companies: Januar, Adress, Rightly.

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