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We 

build

execute

create

accelerate

ventures

strategies

platforms

growth

for corporates

The leading independent corporate venture builder.

about us

We empower companies to unleash their full innovation and growth potential.

FoundersLane is a corporate venture builder who helps large, traditional companies to accelerate their digital transformation and growth by setting up new digital businesses that are strategically relevant.

Traditional industries are stagnating. Digital business models are the growth drivers of today.

Shrinking incumbent profit pools and
90
%

of business models are not economically viable.

Huge investments in digital, yet
85
%

of investments deliver zero or negative EVA.

Platform models dominating, yet
<2
%

of corporates have an effective platform strategy.

Corporates need to incorporate a platform and ecosystem strategy and start creating a portfolio of digital ventures.

approach

What we offer

What we offer

Combining a structured buy, build and partner approach with a calculated risk-taking Co-Creation methodology. ​

Buy

We spot potential players in the market for acquisition.

Build

We build strategically relevant businesses for our partners.

Partner

We find potential companies to partner to accelerate growth.

Our Venture Building approaches

Our Venture
Building approaches

At FoundersLane, we execute three different
Venture Building approaches with our corporate partners.

Venture Building

Co-Creating a shared digital venture with the FoundersLane stage-gated approach.

Corporate Co-Creation unit

One corporate invests in building and developing a portfolio of digital ventures.

Cross-industry Co-Creation

Multiple corporates partner in an industry to combine innovation efforts.

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Portfolio venture

Solar PV monitoring & analytics.
One portal for all assets.

We are the initiators and drivers of

FIGHTBACK

FIGHTBACK

A community of forward-thinking tech entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers, and CxOs​ driving digital change in Europe.

team

We are serial tech entrepreneurs

We have built and scaled digital ventures of around €30bn enterprise value.

Michael Stephanblome

CSO

Felix Staeritz

CEO

Andreas von Oettingen

CTO

Our Special Sauce

The Entrepreneurial Co-Creation approach
stands out from other innovation partners.

Experienced entrepreneurs

Great access to entrepreneurs globally, the World Economic Forum, corporates, VCs, etc.

Incentive Alignment

Our system shares risks and rewards with real skin in the game.

Bigger Purpose

Much beyond project deliverables. We aim to solve meaningful problems.

Collaboration Model

Proprietary co-creation venture process based on grounded experience.

Vertically Integrated

Our team has all around in-house development and tech capabilities.

European Launchpad

Being positioned in more than three countries, we have built a launchpad in Europe.

100+ entrepreneurs are working on the same mission.

work with us
partners

Our Trusted Partners

We are industry agnostic.
Long lasting relationships are our focus.