Small Companies Create. Big Companies Scale. We Bring Them Together
What We Do
 Create Fast-to-Market New Products and Services
 Enter Adjacent Categories
 Implement New Business Models
 Protect the Core: Extend and Enhance Internal Innovation
 Spot and Validate Emerging Trends
 Detect New Disruptive Threats
 Enable New Innovation Processes and Capabilities
 Create Entirely New Businesses Beyond the Core
Why Venadar? For over 10 years Venadar has been a leader in external innovation connecting Fortune 500 clients with emerging brands and entrepreneurs to drive revenue and growth. Venadar's strategic foresight and rigorous process combined with deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial community has led to fast-to-market results and billions of dollars of incremental revenue for leading Fortune 500 companies.
Telecom/Utilities  Carrier Services Mobile Telecom Devices/Apps Financial Services Commercial Banking Investment Banking Insurance Warranty Services
Consumer Products & Services  Food & Beverage Household Cleaning Health & Wellness Personal Care Clothing Personal Services Electronics Household Furnishings Appliances Luxury Products  Millennials Active Aging Connected Living & IoT Sharing Economy Emerging Marketing Methods Alternative Distribution (DTC) Channels Virtual Business Models Crafting & Structuring Partnerships Venture Investing Joint Ventures Product Licensing Mergers & Acqusition Cross-Sector Experience
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 543,000 New businesses start every month  5-7 Years entrepreneurs outpace the market  10 Years we've studied small companies  65 Countries our scouts discover emerging companies
Creating Partnerships That Work
 Commercial Business & Supplier Relationships
 Technology Licenses
 Joint Product Development Agreements
 Early-Stage Investments
 Growth Investments
The Venadar Process
Define Discover Evaluate Create Nurture Graduate

Scouts in 65 countriesCross-pollinate categoriesFind the proven

Discover the Entrepreneurs

Understand motivatorsSituational structure(s)Align with existing processes

Create Desired Partnerships

Graduation MilestonesGrow to meaningful scaleTransition to coreAn 18-24 month process

Graduate for Success

Inspire internal R&DEnter adjacenciesAddress competitionNew business models

Define the Opportunity

Governance is keyDeliver strategic valueMilestone-based metrics  

Desirability vs. objectivesProbability of materializingIs it scalable

Determine the Top Players

Nurture and Scale

Our DNA draws from deep experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Venadar’s Founder, President and CEO, Mark Kaiser, has led high-growth organizations as CEO in technology, telecommunications, logistics and health care where “game changing” new technologies were disrupting the status quo. Two of the businesses grew from a start-up to $1 billion in revenue in five years or less. Mark has led public and private financing including venture, mezzanine, IPO and secondary public offerings as a CEO. He has twice won the Forbes magazine Fast Tech 50 award which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the U.S. He has been involved in hundreds of acquisitions, implemented partnerships between numerous Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs and is a recognized expert in corporate venturing models. Venadar’s Chairman, Keith Cowan, was previously the President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Initiatives at Sprint Corporation, and, prior to that, served as the Chief Development Officer at BellSouth Corporation. In these roles, he was responsible for strategic planning, corporate development (M&A), business development and innovation and intellectual property planning and execution. He also led marketing and product development efforts. Prior to these executive officer roles, he had extensive corporate career as a corporate and securities lawyer for the law firm Alston & Bird. In addition to his role at Venadar, he currently is the chairman or a board member and an investor in a number of entrepreneurial ventures in device technology, business services, big data and marketing technologies.
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Venadar is located in TechSquare Labs. TechSquare Labs operates a corporate innovation space in Technology Square which is home to the largest concentration of corporate innovation centers in the Southeast.

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