Connecting corporations to disruptive technology

Where Startup Technology and Corporate Partners Meet

Innovation is about ideas, curiosity, passion, and people. As markets evolve and new technologies emerge, corporate innovators turn to startup leaders who have a proven approach for identifying and vetting disruptive technologies. Rev1 is an established VC leader, connecting corporate partners to disruptive startups to benefit both.

From insurtech and fintech to media and mobile to agtech, Rev1’s seasoned team is in the mix, guiding high-growth startups to redefine their industries. Those same startups leverage our partners’ deep customer insights to navigate their markets.

Corporate Innovation

To innovate with the market, you need to think like a startup. Our Fortune 1000 partners and leading business experts embrace this mentality, identify disruptive technologies to grow new lines of business, then sign up to be startups’ early customers.

Corporate innovation is a natural extension of Rev1’s startup studio to provide innovation training, connections, and events for the region’s corporate and research base.

How we work with corporates:

  • Turnkey.  A program can launch in 2-3 months or less.
  • Comprehensive.  Align on innovation outcomes and focus areas, attract startups, public communication of the program, infrastructure, workflows, and more.
  • Scalable.  Build infrastructure, capacity, and muscle memory across your team.
  • Hands-On.  We work with you step-by-step, and you’ll know exactly what we’re working on and what you need to accomplish as the program is launched.

Research Commercialization

Our corporate and innovation partners spin out new technologies to redefine industries and tackle big problems. Partnerships with powerhouses like The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Research Institute, and OhioHealth bring exciting, new companies to market. Working together, we identify technologies, validate products, and support spinouts with services dedicated investment funds.

Together, we’ve supported nearly 30 spinouts since 2013.