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Accelerating Innovation for Global Corporations

Foundry 415 helps companies like IBM, Epson and Emirates identify emerging growth opportunities.

We deploy custom and collaborative innovation programs to generate measurable business outcomes.

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Trusted by global companies

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Overcome your biggest obstacles to innovation

Inability to show tangible results

Confusion on where to start and defining key needs

Politics, turf wars, and lack of alignment

Working with startups that don’t align with your organization

Low risk tolerance for trial and error

“It is extremely valuable to have gained insights from our work with the Corporate Innovation Services team, including the context of new technologies, trends, and business models which cannot be obtained by simply surveying startups.”

 

Naoaki Fujino

Chief Researcher at NRI

We are an innovation catalyst for startups and corporations

With well-established, deep and diverse networks, Foundry 415 is a nexus for startups, corporate innovators, and investors. Our mission is to bridge the gap between large corporates and startups, and connect them to help drive growth and value for both organizations.

 

We’ve done a standout job. The results speak for themselves.

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Services to help meet your innovation goals

Foundry 415 is pioneering new, practical approaches to incremental and disruptive innovation. We have developed a comprehensive set of methodologies, tools and services that generate tangible outcomes for today’s largest and most complex companies. We do this in a fraction of the time and cost, while also providing greater transparency and lower risk.

 

We currently offer 3 service areas, described below.

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1. Build and Launch a New Innovation Program

Our Innovation Strategists designs the optimal innovation program to achieve the results that matter to you.

 

We help you to refine your goals and priorities, map out new areas for opportunities, and define a clear path forward to transform your business from what it is today to what it aspires to be tomorrow.

 

Some of our past clients include employees mandated with developing an innovation strategy, corporate innovators submitting an initiative to their management, and executives looking at getting started but who don’t know where to begin.

Define Innovation Goals and Metrics
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Innovation Maturity Benchmarking
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Innovation Skills and Frameworks Training
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Innovation Financing and Staffing
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Business Challenge Hypothesis Prioritization
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Innovation Roadmap and Strategy Development

2. Optimize and Accelerate your Current Innovation Activities

Instead of allocating resources to hire and onboard a full team and go through a long, steep learning curve, outsource your innovation program to Foundry 415 Innovation Group.

 

Over the years, our team has launched 7+ different accelerator programs. As extended team members, we collaborate closely to define the goal, scope and strategy for your program, launch it for you, train your team, and then transition to a passive partner as your team and capabilities grow.

 

Clients may include teams involved with innovation, digital transformation, corporate strategy and planning, corporate development and CVC.

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Consumer Personas and Journey Maps
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Startup Scouting and Engagement
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Whitespace & BlueOcean Opportunity Analysis
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Business Hypothesis Creation
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Market Research and Intelligence
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Pilot Experiment Design and Management

3. Outsource your Lab, Accelerator, or Incubator

Our Innovation Strategists develops impactful frameworks to drive corporate value from external Labs, Accelerators, or Incubators.

 

We help identify key metrics for your innovation outposts. Guiding your Labs, Accelerators, or Incubators to remain competitive in rapidly changing venture ecosystems and landscapes.

Our clients usually include venture analysts identifying new investment opportunities, government agencies tasked with developing venture ecosystems, and corporate executives beginning their journey into venture ecosystems.

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Innovation Lab Creation
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Incubator Strategy and Scale
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Accelerator Process Design
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Business Competition Outsourcing

“Through our multi-year partnership, Fujitsu has gotten unbiased access to great companies, entrepreneurs and cross-industry experts.

 

The Corporate Innovation Services team helps us understand tech trends affecting our different products and services so we can look for emerging business models and new revenue sources. The team understands our business and what we are trying to fix.”

Katsunori Mizuno

Director of Global CTO Strategy Office, Fujitsu

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Driving Results Across Industries and Geographies

Helping a security firm invest and partner with 2 startups 

Our team worked directly with the company’s Chief Innovation Officer to identify and prioritize industry opportunities, identify the right technologies, and make in-person introductions to qualified startups.

 

As a result, the client invested over $25 million in Life360, a family networking app, and formed a strategic partnership with IFTTT.

“We have partnered with Foundry 415 so they could help us address one of our main challenges. This provides our business units and customers with access to cutting-edge technologies and the companies developing them and fosters relationships with the ones that best align with our strategic focus areas. Foundry 415 understands our different businesses and listens closely to our needs. The team knows what’s happening and has the capacity to guide us through the right path, making sure the deliverables are answering all the questions we have.”

 

Katsuyuki Takahashi

President, NS Solutions

Better than
Big Consulting

Tired of 300-page PowerPoint decks, theory, and overpriced recommendations without the results to show? We’re the antithesis of big consulting. Our approach is iterative, collaborative, and lean. Generating tangible results for our clients.

Problem Solver by Nature

Your problems are not cookie-cutter. Neither are our solutions. We work with your organization to address your very specific challenges and guide you through the process of developing a tailored solution that works for your business.

We understand global organizations

We have phenomenal relationships with clients (83% client renewals). We know what is happening with them internally so we have the capacity to guide them through the bureaucracy to churn tangible outcomes.

We do what's best for our clients

 Our track record shows we provide unbiased access to great companies, entrepreneurs, and cross-industry experts. We prioritize learning and growth and ensure there is no pressure working with startups that don’t align with your goals.

Contact us to get results from your innovation efforts

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