Venture Studios

We drive sustained
engagement between
corporations and startups.

Venture Studios are more than an accelerator. On one side, we help industry leaders identify and capitalize on disruptive technologies and emerging behaviors through access to the startup ecosystem. On the other, we assist startups with creative, relationship, and financial capital.

For Corporations

We help industry leaders navigate innovation by:

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Providing a platform for them to connect and collaborate with one another.
02
Introducing them to new tech, new tools, and smart data.
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Executing investments in new companies.
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Structuring pilots with startups.
For Startups

A new way to accelerate.

Many accelerators are designed to help startups rapidly develop their product and attract investment. We’ve developed a unique offering that goes beyond the traditional mentor-intensive, co-location model, providing real value to companies at every stage.
Creative Capital
Creative Capital
We match each of our startups with curated experts from across our global network, providing consulting, design, copywriting, business development, and tech expertise.
Relationship Capital
Relationship Capital
We give startups exposure and access to R/GA’s global client network. Many organizations participate in our Studios not only as mentors, but advisors, pilot partners, customers, and investors.
Financial Capital
Financial Capital
We invest in each of our Studio companies at current valuations. Deal terms vary depending on the stage of each startup as well as the terms of funding raised previously.

A model that works across industries.

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All programs

R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship

R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship

Summer 2019

In partnership with Kinship and Cannes Lions Innovation, in the fifth program of its kind, was built to support female founded companies across the global startup ecosystem: extending its marketing and advertising focus to tech startups in the growing sphere of purpose-driven companies.

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Oregon Entreprise Blockchain Venture Studio

Oregon Entreprise Blockchain Venture Studio

Fall 2019

In partnership with leading Oregon organizations, including Moda, Umpqua Bank, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Business Oregon, ConsenSys and blockchain research firm Smith + Crown, to identify companies working on all aspects of enterprise blockchain technologies, products, and services across healthcare, finance, energy, transportation, sports, and global trade.

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Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with R/GA

Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with R/GA

Winter 2019

In partnership with Macquarie Capital, a global leader in infrastructure, to identify companies developing technologies that can unlock innovation across the energy ecosystem and the infrastructure value chain at large.

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Cannes Startup Academy with R/GA

Cannes Startup Academy with R/GA

Summer 2018

In partnership with Cannes Lions innovation, our fourth Cannes Startup Academy identified international female founders across the global startup ecosystem: identifying technology-enabled companies with the potential to impact the marketing, media, and communications and advertising industries, and exposing global brands to an expanded pool of innovative solutions.

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Leap Venture Studio

Leap Venture Studio

Spring 2019

In partnership Mars Petcare and Michelson Found Animals, we partnered to launch the first startup-centric accelerator program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

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R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

Winter 2018

In partnership for a second time with Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, to identify startups using IoT Technology to create disruptive products and services. Themes and areas of focus include enterprise IoT, blockchain, augmented reality, and more.

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R/GA IoT Accelerator

R/GA IoT Accelerator

Winter 2014

Our first accelerator program identified early-stage companies combining hardware, software, data and digital services to build connected devices that solve new problems.

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LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

Summer 2015

Our first Dodgers Accelerator was the first SportsTech program of its kind—identifying companies developing innovative technologies, platforms, and products at the intersection of sports, technology, media, and entertainment.

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R/GA IoT Accelerator

R/GA IoT Accelerator

Winter 2015

Our second IoT program identified later-stage companies focused on scalability and growth, building enterprise and industrial IoT solutions across industries and verticals.

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R/GA Connected Commerce Accelerator in partnership with Westfield Labs

R/GA Connected Commerce Accelerator in partnership with Westfield Labs

Summer 2016

In partnership with Westfield Labs, the innovation arm of global mall operator Westfield Corp., our San Francisco-based accelerator identified companies building new retail and commerce strategies through connected experiences and technologies.

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Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio with R/GA

Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio with R/GA

Fall 2017

Verizon tasked us with developing significant strategic insight into their various business units: identifying critical needs, defining innovation opportunities, and executing successful pilot integrations with startups. Of the eight startups in the cohort, four are now working with properties like Oath, go90, and envrmnt, solving problems around digital content optimization, VR/AR analytics, peer-to-peer streaming, and video content insights.

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METRO Accelerator

METRO Accelerator

Winter 2016

In partnership with German retailer METRO, the fourth-largest retailer by revenue in the world, our Berlin-based accelerator identified companies focused on developing transformative digital solutions for a changing food and hospitality industry.

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LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA

Summer 2016

Our second Dodgers Accelerator focused specifically on identifying growth-stage companies with the potential for partnerships, pilots and testbeds. One such initiative brought together startups ShotTracker and Keemotion to power the 80th NAIA Division 1 Men’s National Championship Basketball Tournament, serving instant analytics and high-definition video to players and fans throughout the six-day tournament.

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R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

Winter 2017

In partnership with Innovate UK, we set out to identify the startups using IoT technology to create disruptive products and services. Focused on the overarching areas of IoT and Connected Spaces, we identified 10 startups in areas like connected finance, security, robotics and actuation, smart home 2.0, and smart infrastructure.

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R/GA Marketing Tech Venture Studio with IPG and Snap, Inc.

R/GA Marketing Tech Venture Studio with IPG and Snap, Inc.

Summer 2017

Snap wanted to augment its mobile advertising capabilities to reach new audiences in more authentic ways. They were interested in the technologies that shaped the creation and delivery of these mobile experiences—so we identified eight startups specializing in content marketplaces, interactive and enhanced ad units, and advanced analytics and targeting. Of the eight startups in the cohort, more than half are now Snap Preferred Partners.

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Our Partners

  • LA Dodgers
  • Snapchat
  • Verizon
  • Macquarie
  • Innovate UK
  • Mars Petcare
  • Found Animals
  • Westfield labs
  • IPG
  • Walmart
  • Metro

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