Startup
Scouting

Find The World's Best Startups and Grow Your Innovation Portfolio

Accelerate your Transformation

We perform a customized global startup search, delivering  to you the early-stage companies with the most potential to impact your business. Engage startups, learn from them, supercharge your innovation efforts and come out ahead of disruption.

Fuel your
Growth Engine

Discover and engage with world-class technology companies. We uncover strategic partners and acquisition targets that will be your growth engine for the next 2-5 years.

Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel

Thousands of startups are already innovating in or around your industry. We enable you to make smarter vendor, partnership, and acquisition decisions by finding solutions that already exist.

Master
your Industry

Understand the technologies and trends that will drive the growth of your industry and have a clear view of what bets your competition is making.

Use Our Unique Methodology To Source Startups and Emerging Technologies

Our PhD-level researchers combine primary and secondary sources of information to identify under-the-radar emerging technologies and companies. We leverage our unique networks of direct connections with venture capital, accelerators and experts in Silicon Valley and beyond to discover the hidden gems of emerging solutions and unique expertise.

How Does It Work?

Search is only the first step. From the tailor-made database we build for you, we can help you select the most qualified candidates for outreach, engage those candidates on your behalf, and then work with all parties to launch pilot programs.

Tangible Deliverables

We create real value for your company. From  scouting reports through to startup showcases and signed agreements of engagement, we are your partner on the innovation journey. The key deliverables of our startup scouting service include:

Showcase of “The Short List”

Meetings between your key decision-makers and a highly refined shortlist of startups that best solve your business challenges.

 

Engagement Agreements

Signed engagement agreements from startups approved by you, outlining your new relationship.

 

Technology & Trends Report

Our consultants’ findings include a segmentation of similar solutions, trend analyses, and actionable insights.

 

Database of Startup Profiles

Searchable online database of hundreds of global startups that match your search criteria.

 

Industry Innovation & Best practices

Scouting reports with analyses of industry best practices and innovative solutions around your business challenges.  

The latest innovation Methodologies

Briefings and workshops on innovation directly from leading practitioners including lean startup, design thinking and design sprints.

Our recent startup research

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Our Recent Research

Our Success Stories

Nissan LATAM

STARTUP SCOUTING

Who was the client?:
Nissan (Latin America)

Problem:
Nissan wanted to connect to the innovation ecosystem to discover new technologies relevant to its business.

Solution:
SVIC conducted a global search for Nissan, compiling a detailed database of startups ready for the company to engage. The research from SVIC made it possible for Nissan to locate and reach out to startups it could then support through the Nissan Innovation Center and the Nissan Venture Fund.

 

DHL

STARTUP SCOUTING

Who was the client?:
DHL (Germany)

Problem: 
DHL was facing the challenge of finding startups pioneering novel AI solutions in the supply chain space.

Solution:
SVIC conducted the necessary research, delivering to DHL a database of early-stage companies that corresponded to the logistics major’s requirements. We went further, working with DHL to engage several of the startups from the database. Ultimately, DHL launched pilot projects with a number of the early-stage companies SVIC discovered. 

 

Symetra

STARTUP SCOUTING

Who was the client?: 
Symetra (United States) 

Problem: 
A company providing a range of products across insurance and retirement plans to diverse clientele, Symetra needed a platform that would allow it to provide secure, efficient text communication to customers.

Solution:
SVIC scouted globally, finding innovative startups capable of meeting Symetra’s specific need that also possessed relevant experience and resources to work with Symetra’s market and customer base. Symetra went on to launch successful pilots with a number of the startups found.

 

TetraPak

STARTUP SCOUTING

Who was the client?:
TetraPak (Brazil)

Problem: 
TetraPak needed to find innovative solutions to challenges around data automation as part of the digital transformation of its manufacturing operations.

Solution:
SVIC activated its networks, including across venture capital and startup incubators, to source  solutions tailored to TetraPak’s challenges. The result was a unique database of early-stage companies with the potential to make and immediate positive impact on TetraPak’s digital transformation. 

PTTEP

STARTUP SCOUTING

Who was the client?: 

International Vitamin Coporation (United States)

Problem: 
International Vitamin Corporation was looking for new technologies and solutions that would be applicable to a number of operational areas, including manufacturing, logistics and retail. 

Solution:
SVIC undertook a comprehensive analysis of each of the sectors in question, providing to International Vitamin Corporation a report on established and emerging solutions in each area. International Vitamin Corporation was then able to assess each option for its potential for partnerships and further implementation.

What Do Our clients say?

It’s my first time to San Francisco and the Valley. Even though I heard a lot about it, read a lot about it, google it if you like, it doesn’t compare to coming here and actually meeting people, hearing the stories, and really get observed into that stories. We came with a few things we wanted to achieve: how can we build an innovation culture, how we can positively contribute to our ecosystem: what are the things we need to start or finish: how do we use water for example, and how do we look into environmental monitoring on app, and how we can use drones and the whole range of other technologies.
Megan Harris
Innovation and Partnerships at Bank of Queensland, Australia
That was an amazing and inspiring program: Getting exposed to Silicon Valley environment and mindset, seeing all the different technologies and innovative organizations (startups and big corporation) supporting those technologies, and interact with Silicon Valley insiders on-site.
Sebnem Dag Guven
Vice President of Strategy at Akbank, Turkey
This is our first trip to Silicon Valley and when you start thinking about new technologies and directions -it begins here, and this is a completely different experience. When we want to move to innovation – this is what we are looking at Silicon Valley.I appreciate the support that was given by SVIC and the knowledge we gained during our short trip.
Krishnan Sinnathamby
Director at MEMScom Technology, Malaysia

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