Someone is already solving your problem.
We find them.

We help global corporates make smart decisions around solving problems & creating opportunities…look beyond the solutions you already know.

Our clients have new problems to solve...

…like new technology, sustainability, speed of change, new competitors, new problems and big opportunities.

We think there is a critical step when solving the problems that need to be solved, whether they be technology, service, process, brand or human.

Uncovering is critical.

Without uncovering and understanding the different ways a problem could be solved there’s an increased risk of the outcome being less efficient, or productive, or profitable…

This is what we do.

What our clients say

We used CoVentured to help work through strategically what was the best approach to solving our problem. They helped us understand where the market was heading and showed us solutions we hadn't thought of.
Head of Innovation
Astra zeneca
It took us 9 months to find a business we thought was a good fit. CoVentured found us a solution in weeks that was abetter fit for our business. They saved us many hundreds of thousands of Euros in time and opportunity costs.
Operations Director
BP - Europe

Uncover the smartest solutions

Our approach creates a unique way for corporates to understand how their problem is already being solved, beyond industry analysis and the already well known solutions.

1

Discover

Understand the different approaches to solving your problem. There are always multiple ways the same problem is being solved – you should know about them.

2

Decide

Once you understand the different approaches make an informed decision on the best way to solve the problem (including whether to build, buy, partner, invest or co-create)

3

Partner

If partnering is the right option, find the business that solves the problem in the smartest way that can also get through your procurement process.

Discover

Our Discovery product is not a typical scan, rather we go deep into a specific problem, building clusters around the different approaches that the startup, scaleup and SME market is building.

Within each cluster we find the best global examples of solutions, helping our clients understand exactly how the problem is being solved now and where the benefits are. 

Some clients stop at the Discovery stage and use the output to help decide on strategy, or inform the Build team, or take to a client, while others proceed to the Partner stage.

Partner

Those clients looking for a partnership, vendor, supplier, investment or other ongoing engagement proceed through Discovery to the Partner stage.

Solutions that are selected to proceed with can go through our automated due diligence process, where we check key data on each solution prior to our clients meeting them.

Clients select the solutions worth talking to; through one-on-one meetings, with additional filtering and access to team expertise to facilitate progress through to a mutually beneficial partnership.

Our approach is exhaustive

Our secret sauce is the approach we take to uncovering different ways to solve the same problem and who is already doing so. We use a combination of a huge global network of investors, people & organisations and our proprietary data tool that accesses 30+ global startup, scaleup & SME datasets.

People & Networks

We access our people network of 25,000+ leading VCs, corporate VCs, accelerators, associations & individuals

Datasets & Tools

Our tool aggregates 30+ global solution datasets into one place, enabling discovery, comparison & correlation

A broad range of use cases

Our clients range from executives with problems to solve, innovation teams tasked with solving what’s next, investment teams looking for deal flow, procurement teams running formal processes and others.

Strategic
Development

Understand a market to assist with developing strategic direction around a particular problem

Assess internal Build projects

Understand how the market is solving your problem before building technology internally

Create investment deal flow

Find, assess & invest in businesses that match your thesis or business strategy

Source new vendors & partners

Find a new supplier that solves your problem effectively & can get through procurement

Discover new ideas & approaches

Use the global startup & scaleup  ecosystem as a source of ideas for solving a problem

EOI/RFP/Tender participants

Ensure the best solutions are taking part in your formal procurement process

A broad range of clients

Corporate Execs

Including operations, technology, finance, marketing, R&D, data, supply chain, HR and sustainability executives

Innovation Teams

We work with internal and external innovation teams, complimenting their existing work and solving problems

Investors

Corporate internal M&A, CVC and investment teams as well as external VCs, accelerators and others

Consultants

We work with Big 4 groups, smaller consultants, systems integrators and others on helping solve their clients' problems

Ad/Media Agencies

Our work includes finding smart solutions for new business pitching, working on specific client briefs & other use cases

Procurement

We assist formal procurement processes by finding solutions that should apply to specific EOIs, RFPs, tenders etc.

Some of the corporates we work with

Sustainable packaging

Problem: Remove plastics from Consumer goods (Asia)

Solution: A potato starch-based product that is durable, waterproof, soluble in water and compostable.

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