A different way to accelerate
An Innovation Exchange
We’ve worked with corporations and startups across verticals and industries including media, marketing, commerce, IoT, sports, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, petcare, and more — matching corporations with startups that fit their strategic goals, and supporting entrepreneurs as they grow and scale.
The result is a platform that de-risks innovation for our corporate partners while providing entrepreneurs with the access they need to succeed.
A model that works across
verticals and industries
AlignAlignWe build our Studios around themes that align with the strategic objectives of our corporate partners — media, marketing, commerce, IoT, sports, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, petcare, health, and more.
RefineRefineWe work with the corporate partner stakeholders to refine their business and innovation goals and to define the Studio selection criteria.
SourceSourceWe conduct a global search for the best startups working in the Studio vertical based on our proprietary research, network referrals, and inbound applications. Then we conduct detailed business and technology due diligence to inform selection.
ServiceServiceAt the beginning of each Studio we meet with each selected startup team to assess priorities. Then we curate a cross-disciplinary R/GA team that works alongside the startup team on specific projects to improve the startup’s product, service, or brand.
EngageEngageIn close collaboration with the corporate stakeholders and startup teams, we identify and execute activations, pilots, and POCs that address the strategic objectives of the Studio.
InvestInvestWe invest financial capital into Studio startups at current valuations. Deal terms vary depending on the stage of each startup as well as the terms of funding raised previously.
Future Climate Venture Studio
A studio for innovators addressing the most important challenge of our time, led by the University of Connecticut. The Future Climate Venture Studio's mission is to identify, support, and collaborate with the startups addressing the most critical dimensions of the climate challenge, including decarbonization, alternative energy, planetary resilience, social impact, and more.Learn More
Trailblazer Venture Studio
The first venture studio to focus on women and sports. The Trailblazer Venture Studio is a collaboration between Billie Jean King Enterprises, Elysian Park Ventures, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and R/GA Ventures that is committed to providing unmatched industry access, insight, and strategic advantages to selected companies that are putting women leaders, athletes, and fans first.Learn More
Navigate by REI Coop Path Ahead Ventures
The Navigate program supports emerging Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs in the outdoor industry by offering opportunities to connect, learn, and grow. We provide funding, mentorship, curated programming, and access to REI’s production, distribution, marketing services, and talent.Learn More
Re/Wire Health Studio
In partnership with GSK Next, the Re/Wire Health Studio is a collaboration platform built to improve human health.Learn More
Leap Venture Studio
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.Learn More
Coalition Venture Studio
The Coalition Venture Studio is an ongoing initiative designed to support Black founders with expertise, resources, funding, connections, and education.Learn More
Global Sports Venture Studio
As an evolution of the LA Dodgers Accelerator, we’ve partnered with the Dodgers to help industry leaders embrace disruption, experiment with innovation, and engage with the startup ecosystem in strategic and risk-controlled ways. The Studio brings together leagues, brands, media companies, and other corporates to deliver a 360º view of the sports, technology, and entertainment landscape.Learn More
Oregon Entreprise Blockchain Venture Studio
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.Learn More
R/GA Innovation Exchange with Kinship
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.Learn More
Cannes Startup Academy with R/GA
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.Learn More
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with R/GA
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.Learn More
Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio with R/GA
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.Learn More
R/GA Marketing Tech Venture Studio with IPG and Snap, Inc.
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.Learn More
R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK
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.Learn More
R/GA Connected Commerce Accelerator in partnership with Westfield Labs
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
LA Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA
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.Learn More
R/GA IoT Accelerator
Our first accelerator program identified early-stage companies combining hardware, software, data and digital services to build connected devices that solve new problems.Learn More
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