We believe that early-stage companies have certain “big company” needs. In addition to providing financial capital, we leverage capabilities across our platform to offer operational capital, relational capital, and intellectual capital to bear in ways we can uniquely help our venture clients speed their path to enterprise sales, relationships, and scale.
Teneo Ventures partners with companies run by visionary but pragmatic CEOs, focused on solving large, real-world problems. We are drawn to companies and CEOs using technology in new ways to make a step-function change in the way enterprise companies are doing business, developing a product or service that will introduce new value to an industry, or displace and disrupt the existing model.
Our venture partners reflect the diversity of our enterprise customer base, all of whom prioritize innovation as a corporate strategy. We aim to bridge that conversation and connectivity between early stage and enterprise. Our venture clients include sectors such as:
Teneo Ventures makes direct investments in companies and provides advisory services in the form of hands-on human capital. A bespoke Teneo team, assembled to meet the specific needs of each venture client, works with each CEO to help de-risk the business, as well as to accelerate and amplify the CEO’s efforts, including:
The Teneo Ventures, run by Betsy Cohen, leverages the expertise of our leadership across the Firm, including a standing ventures advisory board comprised of many of our senior executives and advisors, including:
Big business is no longer immune to the imminent threat of the growing number of start-up competitors. This fast-moving, nimble and innovative population of companies, with the main goal of disrupting the current ways of doing business in the industries they serve, are employing modern practices which many of their bigger competitors have been slow to adopt. No longer protected solely by legacy and the once competitive advantages that big-enterprise holds (capital, established relationships and...Read More.