What is a Venture Studio
Create > Launch > Scale
A venture studio is a new model for entrepreneurship, combining company building with venture funding. By design, venture studios play the role of matchmaker, linking business ideas to their talented counterparts to execute those ideas. Venture studios help entrepreneurs grapple with the unknowns of building a new company by providing them with an initial capital amount and operational support. A venture studio’s main goal is to create as many successful startups as possible — all from the ground up – and execute quickly form idea to customer and product validate about 12 months.
The keys to a successful studio can be drilled down to three factors: (1) unique theme and/or industry expertise, (2) proprietary value-add service platform, and (3) effective hands-on involvement at the earliest stage.
- Unique Expertise
The Bailiwick Venture studio’s team brings extensive experience in the restaurant sector, so we are hyper-focused on Restaurant technology.
- Service Platform
Because we are domain experts, we are able to leverage our broad network of collaborators, influencers and restaurant operators including potential future founders, early-stage hires, advisors with deep industry expertise, and early adopter restaurants.
- Hands-on Impact
The impact of expert assistance cannot be understated in a pre-product startup, especially for first-time founders. Seemingly trivial decisions such as co-founder equity splits or incorrectly assessing the fairness of a term sheet can cripple a business in the long-run.
Our core business thesis is to invent ResTech startups that solve problems though software, both consumer-facing and restaurant operational challenges. We leverage our decades of operations experience and deep bench of industry experts to create solutions that scale. As founders, we begin with 100% ownership, seeding each newCo with between $250,000 and $500,000.
Bailiwick Ventures with its industry-wide reach and access to a large industry audience, attracts entrepreneurs seeking to solve industry problems. From time to time, we leave the door open for exceptional entrepreneurs that because a Studio Portfolio Company at the earliest stage. Our team will add considerable value and de-risk startups. We help founders avoid common pitfalls, and give startups a great opportunity to set a strong foundation for a successful business. We connect and engage with founders like no other venture accelerator or Studio can. With 40 years of investment, operations and startup expertise, born in Silicon Valley, with domains in Dallas, San Franciso and London, we have a unique perspective with a current industry pulse.
In exchange for these services, access to the Studio team and seed capital, Bailiwick Venture Studios will take significant equity stakes (typically ranging between 40%-60%), reflecting our role as business concept co-founder, while also ensuring that the Founder incentives are aligned correctly.
The venture studio model serve as a co-founder for entrepreneurs and provide critical services, advice, and expertise to guide them toward building a successful scalable business at the earliest stages. We bring a greater hands-on approach and a suite of early-stage services (MVP creation, beta testing, design, HR, sales, product development, customer and product validation, etc.) so that founders can focus more of their time and energy toward building their business. This represents a natural evolution of the early stage ecosystem, one that is increasingly enabling entrepreneurship and encouraging greater diversity.
Company Creating + Venture Funding
We are entrepreneurs, investors and company creators with a growing portfolio of forward thinking RestTech software companies; 100% focused on helping restaurants embrace powerful modern technologies to remain relevant and competitive in a rapidly evolving industry.
Additionally, Bailiwick Venture Studios assists foodservice industry corporations become early-stage investors in the next generation of foodservice innovators, connecting them to what's next and allowing early access. This co-operative partnership stimulates problem solving with a ready set of clients. Our successful ResTech companies are well positioned to power the new and evolving foodservice industry. These partners include suppliers, manufacturers and operators, as well as key industry consultants and influencers able to open doors to opportunity and additional growth capital.
Powerful Supportive Web Assets
Because we are focused exclusively on the global restaurant and hospitality industries, we create natural synergy. Moreover, our ResTech and Restaurant centric digital marketing assets are here to support and promote. These include the largest Slack community, one of the largest LinkedIn Groups, FOHBOH.com, the digital marketing agency for restaurants and ResTech startups and INFOH.com, a ResTech newsletter for operators and industry influencers.
- Unique Expertise
Venture Studio Model
Focused and Engaged
The Venture Studio model is far more hands-on and engaged from concept to exit
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