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Teneo Ventures

Partnering with visionary CEOs who are focused on solving large, real-world problems.

In addition to providing financial capital, we leverage capabilities across our platform to offer strategic advisory that spans the breadth of our entire service offering. In this way, Teneo boosts connectivity into potential clients and acquirers, and helps start-ups commercialize for enterprise.

Teneo’s ventures business partners with companies run by visionary but pragmatic CEOs, focused on solving large, real-world problems. We are drawn to companies and CEOs using technology in new ways to make a step-function change in the way enterprise companies are doing business, developing a product or service that will introduce new value to an industry, or displace and disrupt the existing model.

Broad Sector Focus

Our venture partners reflect the diversity of our enterprise customer base, all of whom prioritize innovation as a corporate strategy. We aim to bridge that conversation and connectivity between early stage and enterprise. Our venture clients include sectors such as:

  • Sports and eSports
  • HR tech
  • Diversity tech
  • Customer engagement and loyalty
  • Data analytics
  • AI and machine learning
  • Fintech and payments

Every Venture CEO is a Client

Teneo makes direct investments in companies and provides advisory services in the form of hands-on human capital. A bespoke Teneo team, assembled to meet the specific needs of each venture client, works with each CEO to help de-risk the business, as well as to accelerate and amplify the CEO’s efforts, including:

  • Strategic business development
  • Commercialization of products for enterprise
  • Strategic communications
  • Marketing and brand positioning and strategy
  • Government affairs
  • Media training
  • Media relations
  • Public affairs
  • Talent and recruiting

Ventures Advisory Board

The ventures business, run by Betsy Cohen, leverages the expertise of our leadership across Teneo, including a standing ventures advisory board comprised of many of our senior executives and advisors.

In addition to providing financial capital, Teneo Ventures leverages capabilities across our platform to offer strategic advisory that spans the breadth of our firm's entire service offering.