A new model to help entrepreneurs thrive
From idea to traction-generating product, we're by your side every step of the way, smoothing out bumps as they come with the intention of gaining retention and increasing Customer Lifetime Value.
Builders ourselves, we partner with the humans behind the companies.
We are adding our own twist to venture building with the aim to minimize failure and maximize the human potential. We put substantial effort into identifying the most promising business opportunities and put it through a trusted framework.
Your idea or ours
Either way, we put it through our framework to determine if it can be a world-changing, venture-scale company that customers will love and pay for.
Never walk alone
We work (and walk) with ambitious founders to build successful companies from the ground up. Increasing their chances of success.
We'll handle all the boring and technical stuff (or work with your team if you have one) so you can focus on taking your solution to the market and pitching to potential investors.
A digital product company with a twist
We take a startup-like approach to thinking smarter, shipping faster, and scaling far and wide.
Our venture teams will collaborate with you to evaluate the feasibility of your idea. While we may not always move forward after conducting Deep Dives, our commitment remains to bring value to every interaction.
Design, Develop, & Deliver
After we all agree on a strategy, we start creating the initial version of your product. Our objective is to test a few assumptions as soon as possible and collaborate closely with you and your customers to ensure they have a seamless end-to-end experience.
We provide you with full support from inception. In addition to assigning you a dedicated product development team, we offer various forms of assistance to expedite your path to success. Our support ranges from guidance on building a team, and financial planning, to go-to-market strategy, introducing you to investors / key partners, and more.
We aim to help you achieve self-sufficiency and build your own high-performing cross functional teams. We stay connected and provide ongoing support at an advisory or board level once you take full control.
Build with us
We partner with exceptional founders to create new technology-led companies. Guided by our venture’s framework, our startups build and grow their way towards a strong and independent business.
We're after someone:
With a genius idea (obviously)
Grit, speed, drive and focus
Who is willing to part with equity in exchange for our services
Who has deep domain experience in their startup's industry or vertical
We've got answers
Does Acumen Ventures work with established companies?
We do not offer Ventures services for companies who are already established / scaled. This is largely because our Venture’s focus is on building early-stage companies. Our process, resources, and operational support may not be as valuable in this case. Nonetheless, we are happy to hear from you and see how we might work together through our Digital arm.
Can I bring in my own startup ideas?
You are welcome to submit in your own ideas, but they will have to pass the same validation process as ideas generated by our studio team.
How is Ventures financed?
Our Ventures is independently financed by our studio, and partners.
How will equity be divided?
We know equity is an important subject. To ensure interests are aligned and become partners, we believe equity should be equally divided amongst founders. The outcome of this division results in an equal 1/3 split between the studio and co-founders. We think it is essential that our co-founders hold a majority stake in the company for future follow-on investments.
How invested will Ventures be?
Our approach is simple - help you build, and grow; then let you run th show. In the early days, our team is hands-on and involved in building, launching, and scaling the company. Later in the process, we gradually help you hire core team members who can take on our role as a studio. Once your company is ready for a full spin-out, our involvement changes to a more strategic manner albeit we can support with design & development services when needed. Typically, this may take 6-18 months for some businesses post-launch.