Corporate Development Partnerships

Originally posted on 3/28/19

Capital Innovators is a St. Louis-based organization that provides top-ranked accelerator programs, venture fund management, and corporate innovation. It manages funds focused on technology, consumer products, and energy technology and sources the most cutting-edge startups from around the globe for investment and assists in scaling its companies to success. Capital Innovators Accelerator program has been ranked as one of the top Accelerators for the last 5 years, having invested in over 130 companies.

It is clear that businesses these days are opting to buy their innovation, instead of building it from scratch. It makes more sense for organizations to let others take the early risk and test out concepts in the market and come in after the business is proven and invest or acquire. This allows for more mature companies to save their time, money, and resources and focus on their proven revenue models. All too often businesses with the resources to innovate end up spending far too much money and manpower before generating any revenue and far too many projects fail. This is largely due to inexperience when it comes to innovation and corporate processes that do not generate efficient results. 

The answer to these problems that organizations should be evaluating is through a partnership with an experienced outsourced corporate development firm. A solid partner that has a track record of sourcing innovative companies and technologies from around the world can help create long-lasting growth for your company. Here are four reasons why an outsourced corporate development partner can help catalyze your businesses growth: 

  • Source Disruptive Businesses To Invest In: A partner can leverage their existing network and brand to find businesses around the globe that can disrupt your industry or existing business models. By finding these companies to invest in, your organization will gain an ownership stake, which can contribute to your growth as that business becomes successful. It will also open the door for you to have insight into the best time to acquire the businesses at a preferred price than you may get otherwise.
  • License Innovative Technologies: A partner can source technologies that align with your growth strategy that are already developed and tested. If your organization wants to leverage these technologies, but you don’t have an interest in investing in the company or purchasing it, licensing is a great way to open new revenue streams and generate value for your customers and your organization’s future.
  • Acquire Businesses At The Right Time: A partner can identify cutting-edge businesses at pivotal stages of growth so your organization can purchase at the best price when the model is proven. This saves your organization time and money and allows you integrate a cutting-edge solution that will catapult the growth of your company.
  • Capture Data & Insights Into The Market: A partner that has a global network for sourcing disruptive technologies and businesses can leverage the data it receives to help your organization understand market trends. This will create the opportunity for your company to keep its finger on the pulse of where the best technologies are being developed around the globe that apply to your company. It will also help you stay ahead of your competition because you will get insight into how your market is moving from the earliest stages of development, which will help guide your growth decisions.

 It’s clear that there are tremendous growth benefits to your company by joining forces with an experienced outsourced corporate development firm. It will help you save time, money, and employee resources when it comes to your innovation and growth efforts. Capital Innovators has sourced thousands of companies from around the world for our clients that resulted in beneficial transactions and market expansion opportunities. If you’re interested in learning more about how Capital Innovators can become your organization’s outsourced corporate development partner, please reach out and we will set up a time to discuss your goals.