Articles by: John McDonald

How Much Equity Does a Venture Studio Take?

A venture studio, also known as a startup studio or startup foundry, is a company that builds other companies. In exchange for the investment of time, effort, and funding, venture studio companies receive equity in the startups they launch. If the idea of giving a venture studio equity causes you […]

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Why Do Venture Studios Fail?

The venture studio model has emerged as a valuable resource for startup founders in recent years. 84% of startups accelerated through a venture studio go on to raise a seed round, and 72% of those will also raise a Series A round. Compare this to the 42% of traditionally-founded startups […]

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How to Get Startup Ideas

Have you ever watched a successful business owner and asked yourself, “how do I get an idea for a startup?” Getting a startup idea can happen as a moment of inspiration, or from slow reflection on a problem. A startup idea may come from frustration. Or, from seeing technology and […]

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What is Continuous Innovation?

As entrepreneurs, business owners, and innovators, we are connected to our customers now more than ever before. Since we live in a fast-paced world that is in constant flux, businesses have to adapt their innovations to remain flexible and relevant. Customers consume, demand, and interact with products—they want to be […]

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Can a Single Person Start a Startup?

In the world of startups, there’s a common bias among investors towards teams of founders. While we can’t speak for every investor out there, it seems the common reason for this perspective comes down to skills; two founders bring twice as much experience and perspective to the table. This is […]

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NEXT Studios Launches NEXT Up Program to Advance Indiana’s Rising Startups

Venture studio helps launch ideas into companies with accelerated NEXT UP program INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2021 – NEXT Studios, a Midwest venture studio designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs, announced today the launch of the NEXT UP program.  The program is launching its inaugural cohort starting Monday, May 3, 2021 with women-led startups from around […]

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Why Are Venture Studios Popular?

It is estimated by Enhance Ventures that there are now over 550 studios in operation around the world, having grown by 625% since 2013. This growth may come from several factors: Due to the rapid growth of large cloud-based platforms like Google, Amazon and Microsoft, there has been a reduction […]

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