The mantro venture studio offers companies a structured approach to building and investing in young technology companies from the ground up.
We open up markets through structured innovation.
How partners benefit from our approach
New business units
Established companies that want to strategically enter new markets and prospectively offer a portfolio of products and services in these markets.
Companies that want to shape investments in strategically relevant startups with risk sharing and professional investment management.
Regional start-up support
Companies and regional politicians who want to promote and actively support young entrepreneurship in their own region.
Cost-efficient and targeted building, partnering and investing.
The probability that young companies and startups are successful and generate a positive return on investment is significantly higher when experienced founders and entrepreneurs are involved.
It is precisely these experts that we gather in the mantro ecosystem and make available to the young portfolio companies in our venture studios. In this way, we reduce the risk of failure and increase the probability of success.
Our own success is directly linked to the entrepreneurial success of the portfolio companies and the Venture Studios. Therefore, we do not generate high fixed costs or an organizational water head, but rather apply our skills in a targeted manner exactly where they create real entrepreneurial value.
Single LP Venture Studio
Customers use our Venture Studio approach to create a strategic, external innovation unit to enter a new market. In this process, mantro takes over the management of this unit and the corporate partner acts as a strategic investor. The investment hypothesis of the Venture Studio describes the strategic decision for the market segment in which the corporate partner wants to play a significant role in the future.
The goal of the Single-LP Venture Studio is to build up a relevant product and service portfolio, which can be integrated into the corporate partner as a business unit when it is mature enough.
Regional Venture Studio
Together with mantro, established companies, banks and public authorities establish a regional venture studio organization that invests in local start-ups and actively supports them in their growth and path to profitability through access to mantro's expert:ing and other partners.
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For more than 20 years, we have pioneered the structured approach to venture building.
With the mantro venture studio, we have created an environment that allows us to build, accelerate and invest in disruptive companies from the very beginning.
We focus on unconditional value creation through effective technologies and businesses with potential for sustainable existence.
Our venture teams consist of experienced industry and subject matter experts. Together we accompany founders on their journey.
Our process combines the theoretical methodology with lived practical experience. The resulting activities are characterized by the radical pragmatism and focus on the essential.
01 How does the mantro venture studio work together with the active start up team?
The Venture Studio team sees itself as an "institutional co-founder". We support the core team in building the organization, in selecting and executing the right next steps and in focusing on the essentials. The focus is always on the core team. We pave the way and provide the right experts for the important questions from the mantro ecosystem.
02Whatdistinguishes the Venture Studio from a classic early-stage investor?
Unlike other early-stage investors, we take an active support role and go far beyond just funding and mentoring. We make sure that the core team can focus on the essentials and actively collaborate in all areas that visibly increase the value of the company and minimize the risk of failure.
03Whydoes the Venture Studio play such an important role, especially in the early stages of young companies?
Most young companies fail in the early phase, due to a lack of product-market fit or a poor go-to-market strategy. Here, we at mantro have the perfect network of experts and years of experience to optimally support the core teams in this critical phase. Our active involvement in the early phase lays the foundation for later success and at the same time actively promotes the greatest value lever in the development of the company.
04Whydoes the Venture Studio save costs?
Thanks to the lean organizational structure, which activates the Expert:in from the mantro ecosystem only when they are really needed, there are no high running costs or high management fees. The synergies through multi-studio management generate efficient and professional processes that ensure that the maximum value per invested euro can be created.
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