Our model is predicated on building a globally connected startup ecosystem that fosters and taps into local industry clusters and technology talent pool of where the Openner Accelerators operate, to scale innovative startups through connecting them globally, yet supporting them locally to fortify their ventures into globally scalable innovations.
we create global networks
to power local clusters
early stage startups
with category defining
vision and drive
We partner early at the accelerator, seed, and series A stages of a venture’s growth. We look for committed, category defining, vision driven founders with potential for high growth who are plugged into their local ecosystems.
By Investing in Startups that have passion to reshape the future, we seek investments that leverage:
Emerging Peer-to-Peer Exhanges
we are value creators
through a Venture Builder Model
|Traditional Venture Capital||Openner Venture Builder|
|Funding||Direct methods (cash injection, etc)||Direct and Indirect funding; Salary, Product Development, Legal, Marketing, Business Development, Back-Office|
|Technology||A prototype, if not a MVP, is required beforehand||Can be jointly or entirely done by Openner core development team|
|Workspace & Hiring||Venture Capital can recruit executive and advise. No work space||Co-working space (in select locations) and talents available in place|
|Marketing||Solely entrepreneur’s initiative||Early marketing strategy and setup will be done by Venture Builder|
|Trainings & mentorship||Usually mentorship||Trainings and mentorship including Micro-degrees in specific technology areas; Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence|
|Administration and Legal||Solely entrepreneur’s initiative||Plugged into Openner infrastructure|
|Company culture||Defined by Entrepreneur||Openner culture, until the business stands and run on its own with its own staff.|
|Proven track record or user size||Required. Traction should have been kick-started||Not pre-requisite. Strategic partnership, commitment, and experience are more important with Openner’s Business Network|
|Equity||Venture Capital takes less equity||Openner takes between 8% and 12%|
|Risk sharing||Venture Capital takes less risk, thus a harder selection process||Openner takes on much more risk.|
|Industry preference||Portfolio of Venture Capital can be diverse||Openner is very selective and focuses on specific technology interests (see below)|
|Expectation on entrepreneur||Return on investment||Execution; Speed to scale is important|
|Exit||Venture Capital firm holds to achieve 10x-30x Exits over a long period of time||Openner encourages faster exits that are favorable to the entrepreneur|
to early stage founders
through the global accelerators
Our ethos at Openner Capital is shaped by our empathy for founders, the partners at Openner Capital have all founded, operated, and scaled successful technology ventures, and we believe in the power of innovation ecosystems as a catalyst for startup growth.
We invest in founders we can fuel to move fast and forward with the power of our ecosystem network engine. The bold, the daring, the executors in early-stage companies with category defining visions and potential.
Dependent on the location and macro-economics of the regions, the talent pool and network of the founders, we will invest not only capital, but fund the resourcing, provide space, and talent to truly build scalable ventures.
to support and scale
with strategic resources
in addition to capital
We help early stage startup build extreme-scale businesses and help them cross the chasm by providing strategic value add resources. Startups need more than capital. We provide Expertise, Strategies, Connections, Mentorship, Leadership Development Skills, and ultimately RESOURCES in Product Development, Product Distribution, and Company Infrastructure to help them go from startup ventures to category-leading enterprises in their market niches.