GrowthX Corporate helps large companies commercialize their innovation, recruit and train market development talent, scout startups and manage and deploy corporate venture capital.

  • Case Study: From Pivot to Profit

    Leading prodiver of consumer, business-to-business, and indistrial digital imaging solutions.

    Problem
    Develop a proprietary software system for the commercial photography market and customers will use the product “as is” under the products existing constraints.

    Discovery
    The market wanted to develop custom solutions around the core patented areas of the platform. This required the company to open up the platform via an Application Program Interface (API).

    Results
    This pivot created a new market opportunity and revenue stream for a legacy hardware business and grew the new customer base 300% in the first year.

  • Case Study: From Food Ingredients to SAAS

    International chemical conglomerate selling to large enterprise clients.

    Problem
    Build an end-to-end software solution to help current customers research, develop and produce new food products more rapidly

    Discovery
    Customers want a recommendation engine with turn-key recipes, ingredients and production management based on real-time consumer trends.

    Results
    Created competetive advantage leading to competitor displacements, upsells and higher revenue per customer. In first year alone, they acquired 12 new SaaS customers.

  • Case Study: Startup Scouting + Acceleration

    Global parts manufacturer in the mobility sector

    Problem
    Struggling to build, scale and consolidate a corporate venturing practice that regularly attracts relevant startups sufficiently along the path to commercialization.

    Discovery
    Slow-footed and unfocused processes and rules. Misaligning goals and incentives. Limited visibility into where startups are with commercialization.

    Results
    Balance sheet fund with clearly defined strategic and financial goals, along with a corporate-branded market accelerator to attract high-performing startups, provide real strategic help to build corporate reputation and efficiently increase “hit rate” for co-development opportunities.

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