Connecting you with ground-breaking startups and scaleups in emerging tech to drive your business growth.
Given the speed and disruption created by emerging technology, most corporates would love to work with startups and scaleups - if only they were easier to find and work with.
What if there was a team to help provide you with the relevant connections worth your attention, and to guide you through the process?
Stone & Chalk’s Venture Connect is a service that finds the right partnerships and potential investment opportunities to accelerate business growth.
The Venture Connect process is designed to be simple and effective.
Curated deal flow from our database of 250 resident businesses and 4,000 alumni founders.
The opportunity to form commercial partnerships that accelerate your business growth.
Expert guidance throughout the entire process to ensure positive, mutually beneficial relationships.
We’re adding corporates to the program all the time, but at the moment, we’ve signed up:
Venture Connect uses a sophisticated matching process to analyse your company's strategy, needs, and goals to find startups that align with your specific interests. Through personalised introductions and a deep understanding of the emerging tech ecosystem, we connect you with innovative startups that can drive value for your organisation.
Venture Connect offers a monthly subscription fee tailored to be significantly more affordable than the alternatives. The exact cost can be discussed based on your requirements and the level of support needed.
We conduct a thorough screening process for all startups/scaleups on our platform. This includes assessing their business models, financial stability, technological innovation, and alignment with your industry and strategic goals. We aim to provide only the most relevant and promising connections.
Yes, specification is a key part of the Venture Connect process (including preferences and criteria for partnerships or investments). We use this information to match you with startups/scaleups that fit your exact needs, ensuring meaningful and strategic connections.
The Venture Connect team offers comprehensive support throughout the due diligence, negotiation and contract phases. Our experienced team assists with legal considerations, financial assessments, and agreement structuring to facilitate a smooth and successful collaboration or investment.
The matching process timeline varies based on your specific requirements and the available startups/scaleups that align with your needs. We actively work to find the best fit and typically introduce suitable startups within a few weeks of understanding your objectives and then on an ongoing basis.
Stone & Chalk Group takes confidentiality very seriously through all of its programs. All information shared is handled with the utmost discretion, following strict privacy policies. We ensure that your data and intentions are shared only with relevant parties, and only with your consent.
Yes, Venture Connect is available for both domestic and offshore corporates. Our focus on fostering global connections allows us to facilitate collaborations between corporates and startups across different regions.
Our team will work with you to establish strategically aligned key performance indicators and provide insights to ensure that collaborations are achieving the desired outcomes.
Venture Connect offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional CVCs by providing a service that connects you with relevant startups for a fraction of the cost. Our personalised service, tailored matching process, and comprehensive support provide a streamlined way for companies of all sizes to access innovation and disruptive technologies without the need for an in-house CVC team.
Yes, you can change or cancel your subscription with Venture Connect at any time. We offer various subscription levels to fit your needs and are flexible in accommodating changes as your requirements evolve.
Venture Connect maintains transparency and ethical practices to avoid conflicts of interest. We handle connections with integrity, making sure that startups are matched uniquely with corporates, and that all engagements are conducted fairly and responsibly.
We value your feedback and encourage open communication. You can provide feedback or express concerns through your designated support contact within the Venture Connect team, or use the contact form on our website. Your input helps us continually improve our services.
Yes, Venture Connect can assist with integration planning and support, helping you to seamlessly adopt a startup's technology or product into your existing business structure. We work closely with both parties to ensure a smooth transition.
We understand the importance of evaluating our services to ensure they meet your needs. Please contact our team to discuss potential trial options or customised packages that can provide an opportunity for you to explore Venture Connect's offerings.
Venture Connect hosts a diverse range of companies, from early-stage startups to more established scaleups, across various industries and sectors. We can match you with startups that align with your interest in terms of development stage, innovation, market readiness, and other specific criteria.
Venture Connect facilitates continuous alignment by encouraging clear communication and regular check-ins between both parties. Our support team is available to assist in maintaining a strong strategic connection throughout the partnership.
Yes, we welcome recommendations or referrals of startups or scaleups that you believe would benefit from joining Venture Connect. Our team will evaluate and engage with referred startups to explore potential collaboration opportunities within our network.
Venture Connect fosters innovation by connecting you with startups and scaleups that are pushing technological and industry boundaries. By facilitating partnerships and investments with these companies, we help you access new ideas, disruptive technologies, and agile methodologies, enhancing your company's innovation potential and broadening the horizon of your industry.