Scaling Up - How Venturespring Ignite Aims To Give Startups Access To Corporate Resources

Variations on the corporate accelerator theme continue to emerge into the UK’s business support ecosystem.

A case in point is Venturespring Ignite. Launching its first cohort this September, it is, on the face of it...


This corporate accelerator wants to send a start-up to Richard Branson’s island

This corporate accelerator wants to send a start-up to Richard Branson’s island

A new corporate accelerator is looking to send one tech start-up to a week-long summit to Richard Branon’s Necker Island, attended...


Venturespring’s corporate accelerator could send you to Branson’s Necker Island

In the fast-paced world of traditional venture capital, corporate venture sometimes gets a bad rap, but often it depends on the people involved rather than the brand name, logo or misguided perceptions. Likewise corporate accelerators...


Edgefolio Wins Venturespring Future of Finance Challenge 2017

Yesterday, Venturespring, the international venture development studio, in association with IBM, NatWest, Level39, and Tech.London was pleased to announce hedge fund platform, Edgefolio, as the winner of The Future of Finance Challenge.

Venturespring Announces Smart City Challenge Winner

Blubel a smart bicycle bell that simply and intuitively guides cyclists, and uses IBM BluemixⓇ, has today been announced as the winner of the Venturespring Smart City Challenge - a competition that invited global entrepreneurs and developers...


Venturespring Named on the innovate finance women in fintech powerlist 2016

Innovate Finance, the UK membership organisation that represents global FinTech, has published its 2016 Women FinTech Powerlist. The list celebrates the contribution of female talent that increasingly plays a crucial role in the development of the FinTech sector.


Venturespring brings together corporate venture divisions & startups in order to shape Retail industry

Last month, the Venturespring Future of Retail Challenge collected together a number of start-ups developing technologies to benefit shoppers and retailers. Alongside, Argos, Iceland and Unilver, IBM provided mentorship to the companies and helped judge the competition which saw Universal Basket win £750,000 in investment, as well as £20,000 in business acceleration support and exposure.


Venturespring provides retailer, Iceland Foods, with their "first experience with early-stage start-up companies

Iceland may be late to the start-up trend, having just completed its mentorship and judging responsibilities for the Venturespring Future of Retail Challenge, but the retailer is very keen for this engagement with early-growth companies to continue.

Venturespring powers startup retail challenge with IBM, Unilever etc

"Working with Venturespring on this challenge has opened the door to a host of new ideas and start-ups that we can work with to build out new services and offerings at a pace our customers expect.”


The Smart City Challenge Finalists Will Change The Face Of London

An important partner in the challenge was Venturespring, a company that  works with international brands by offering an alternative to the traditional VC model. 

Venturespring makes TechCityInsiders 2015 Alcamac

Six of #London's best - @Octopus_UK @YouCanBookMe @GetRefME @ggmUK @umotif @venturespringWW - make our 2015 Almanac

Venturespring & IBM lead the way in the global growth of 'smart cities

Venturespring Founder and Managing Director Cassandra Harris brings considerable clout to this particular table. Among other things in her previous career, she has led Unilever’s global digital strategy, developed Mindshare Worldwide’s in-house SEO department and more relevantly has created and exited startups as well as investing in many others as a VC.


Venturespring launches Smart City Challenge in partnership with IBM

Venture development firm Venturespring’s MD Cassandra Harris, also told CBR that more programs in the smart city landscape in the UK are being planned.


Venturespring lands contract to be Vodafone’s first ‘co-creation’ partner

The Venturespring model works by bridging the gap between large corporates and innovative start-ups. The business works with global brands to develop products, systems and services, and then forms teams made up of entrepreneurs to scale them as independent, profit-making entities, dispensing the advice, resources and guidance necessary to build up their businesses along the way.

Venturespring & Transport for London (TFL) on Smart Cities

TfL even has an innovation website where it calls on the public to submit their own ideas for solutions to the challenges that the network faces, and DaPonte regularly judges awards like Venturespring’s Smart City Challenge 2015.


Venturespring announces Smart City Challenge winner - Blubel

Blubel will receive access to £750,000 in investment and business acceleration support from Venturespring, the international venture development studio.


Venturespring featured within UK Startup Ecosystem 2015 Review

2015 has certainly been an eventful year for the UK Startup ecosystem.  To celebrate and draw a line under the past 12 months, we have put together this review of some of the key events, news stories, and successes which have taken place.

Venturespring incubates new mobile phone brand

WileyFox, which developed its Swift phone in just three months, is selling it for £129.99. The phone is based on the Android operating system but the company has partnered with West Coast technology firm Cyanogen to “turbo charge” the user experience, said co-founder Nick Muir.


Venturespring develops online only smartphone venture

An all-new brand, Wileyfox is described by partner VentureSpring as "A new pure play mobile phone brand, sold online only, across Western Europe and North America."


Venturespring advises on idea validation techniques.

Testing and validation is incredibly important as it makes no sense to develop a concept or product that doesn't resonate with the intended target audience. It also obviously saves you time and money in the long run. We use a number of processes for testing validity including online consumer surveys which are really easy and simple to set up and cost effective to administer.

Venturespring facilitates in Facebook Drone Acquisition.

Facebook has bought a Somerset-based designer of solar-powered drones for $20m (£12m) as it goes head-to-head with Google in a high-altitude race to connect the world's most remote locations to the internet.


Venturespring launches Petbu, UK’s first petworking marketplace

Petsy was developed as an internal startup by the team at Venturespring, a venture development studio that links Petsy with bluechip brands who are interested in selling their products and services through the social platform. We thrive on e-commerce and behavioural advertising revenues.