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We are helpers

We accelerate venture execution

We can launch a new venture in weeks, rather than months.

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Quick & smart

We de-risk the venture for the client

We believe in a shared risk model. We cap costs and agree payment against KPIs and results.

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Friendly support

We focus on delivery

We deploy specialist ‘on the ground’ teams anywhere in the world to validate real business opportunities and make them happen in an accelerated, risk-managed way.
We expand resources at our risk to ensure delivery.

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What issues are you currently struggling with?

Issue:

Struggling to demonstrate ‘fit’ with the ‘core’ business?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise will make the proposition more robust while maintaining the momentum

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Issue:

Not sure how to enter a new / emerging market?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise will use ‘on the ground’ country specialists to commercialise the proposition

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Business Ready

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realising all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, GTM routes to be confirmed, and Marcoms to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

Pilot Phase 1 & 2

Once the venture is ‘business ready’, we will launch and manage the pilot. In this stage, a management team consisting of PilotLite Ventures specialists mixed with client staff launch or re-launch a business stream across phased piloted stages to further test assumptions and assess most effective routes to revenues and profitability.

Pilot Phase 1 ensures customer and partner acceptance and eradicates assumptions

Pilot Phase 2 enables key insight as to the readiness of the business to be absorbed and/or scaled by the client

Issue:

Struggling to sell your innovation / venture ideas internally?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise provides the external objectivity needed to make the proposition compelling and build advocacy

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Issue:

Internal processes have delayed or extinguished opportunities and launches?

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Solution:

Our Precision Strategy exercise will Identify the right business priorities and build a compelling business case

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Issue:

Great ideas but no bandwidth or skills to develop them or take them to market?

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Solution:

Our Business Ready exercise will help develop the business and provide a team that will execute beyond the early stages

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Business Ready

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realising all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, GTM routes to be confirmed, and Marcoms to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

Pilot Phase 1 & 2

Once the venture is ‘business ready’, we will launch and manage the pilot. In this stage, a management team consisting of PilotLite Ventures specialists mixed with client staff launch or re-launch a business stream across phased piloted stages to further test assumptions and assess most effective routes to revenues and profitability.

Pilot Phase 1 ensures customer and partner acceptance and eradicates assumptions

Pilot Phase 2 enables key insight as to the readiness of the business to be absorbed and/or scaled by the client

Issue:

Difficulty getting new ventures funded?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise will create an investment grade proposition with detailed financials and ROI opportunities

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Venture Validation
8 — 10 Weeks

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using our specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested GTM strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

Business Ready

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realising all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, GTM routes to be confirmed, and Marcoms to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

Pilot Phase 1 & 2

Once the venture is ‘business ready’, we will launch and manage the pilot. In this stage, a management team consisting of PilotLite Ventures specialists mixed with client staff launch or re-launch a business stream across phased piloted stages to further test assumptions and assess most effective routes to revenues and profitability.

Pilot Phase 1 ensures customer and partner acceptance and eradicates assumptions

Pilot Phase 2 enables key insight as to the readiness of the business to be absorbed and/or scaled by the client

Issue:

Struggling to demonstrate ‘fit’ with the ‘core’ business?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise will make the proposition more robust while maintaining the momentum

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Accelerated Business Development.

In many cases, clients may already have a product or business operating in the market that for one reason or another, is not meeting its targets. This piece of work assesses why – Does the business need new distribution or marketing channels? Different partners? Different enablers? Do we need to test outrider products? Do we need to accelerate sales? Again, in order to stay as precise as possible, we only use local specialist venturing teams in the relevant countries to carry out this work as local knowledge is critical.

Business Ready

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realising all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, GTM routes to be confirmed, and Marcoms to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

Issue:

Struggling to demonstrate ‘fit’ with the ‘core’ business?

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Solution:

Our Venture Validation exercise will make the proposition more robust while maintaining the momentum

Recommended products
Business Ready

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realising all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, GTM routes to be confirmed, and Marcoms to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

We work with leading corporates to validate and de-risk the acceleration of innovation, stranded IP or businesses.
We identify new channels, partners and business models in global emerging and developed markets, commercially validating across the supply and distribution chain from “disruptive origination” and raw materials to sales and first revenues. We help get their ventures out of The Valley of Death – the place in companies where good ideas go to die.

We have applied our “disciplined entrepreneurialism” to over 100 corporates worldwide, asking constantly whether a venture is “viable, valuable and financeable.”

We are the first Venture Management company.

What we do

Our Capabilities and Solutions

6-8 weeks
PLV OSIP – Disrupting the norm and accelerating the origination of businesses and IP into the adjacencies and white space to leap from your corporate competition. All corporates originate the same way. OSIP goes beyond looking for ‘grazers not herds’…

OSIP is 12-16 week process:

Going through our database with thousands of high quality startups PLV has partnership proprietary software which leverages 10 differing global agile databases from exclusively with Reuters, GE and PLV PitchBooks as well as PLV Cipher

Leveraging our network of over 100+ mentor contacts across the world to get warm introductions

  • Offline, in-market research
  • Social media and PR to create inbound interest
  • Deploying scouts on the ground to add further granular insight
  • Hunt locally offline

 

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8-10 weeks
De-risking and removing assumptions from your proposed business models from the ‘ground up’ NOT ‘desktop down’

A critical piece of work for any new venture, the VV takes the preferred propositions and validates them in the relevant local geography using specialist teams. In each market, these teams will develop a business case outlining the right partners for sales and logistics, the competitive landscape and market gaps, potential price points, suggested go-to-market strategies, and a full financial case for management presentation. The report will be created with a realistic view of launching every aspect within it – it is NOT about creating more paperwork.

 

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Contracts ready, channels secured, and business ready to launch

This piece of work usually follows on from the VV to prepare the new business venture for market launch. We focus on realizing all the recommended actions outlined in the VV – agreements with all highlighted parties within the VV to be agreed in principle, most if not all KPI’s and milestones to be set, go-to-market routes to be confirmed, and marketing communications to be developed – to ensure the venture is ready for launch.

 

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Accurate, cost-effective new initiative launched to first revenues

Once the venture is ‘business ready’ we will launch and manage the pilot. In this stage, a management team consisting of Pilot Lite Ventures specialists mixed with client staff launch or re-launch a business stream across phased piloted stages to further test assumptions and assess most effective routes to revenues and profitability.

Pilot Phase 1 ensures customer and partner acceptance and eradicates assumptions.

Pilot Phase 2 enables key insight as to the readiness of the business to be absorbed and/or scaled by the client.

 

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Enhanced and accelerated business development
In many cases, clients may already have a product or business operating in the market that for one reason or another, is not meeting its targets. This piece of work assesses why – does the business need new distribution or marketing channels? Different partners? Different enablers? Do we need to test outrider products? Do we need to accelerate sales? Again, in order to stay as precise as possible, we only use local specialist venturing teams in the relevant countries to carry out this work as local knowledge is critical.

 

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Sometimes clients need help raising investment to fund their projects.
Companies typically have a lot of cash but often it gets allocated to the top ten markets and products meaning that good ideas often miss out. Our Strategic Accelerated Funding offer helps find co-investment for undercapitalised products or portfolios.

 

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Once a client is up and running, we test whether partners are doing and behaving correctly and in a client’s interests.
For example, is there supply chain seepage, is there negligence, is everything contractually and legally compliant? Our Partner Assurance Evaluation service will answer these concerns

 

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Everything starts with an idea

We have developed our products to provide a mix of specialisms that bridge the gap from business plan development, to market validation, all the way through to venture commercialisation. Whatever your need is, we can help you make it happen.