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Boston’s Most Advanced Venture Studio
We Transform Business Ideas into Scalable and Bankable Realities.
We Help Companies Scale and Expand by Completing their Team
In partnership with private and public investors and with entrepreneurs, Innouvo helps transform ideas into scalable and bankable realities through achieving commercial and operational excellence. We help companies scale, expand, grow and compete effectively within continuously changing and competitive marketplaces. We develop and operate within shared-risk ecosystems within which entrepreneurs thrive, value creation is maximized, and synergies occur to create today’s and tomorrow’s leading companies.
Bold and Passionate about Scaling up Innovation
Innouvo works with private and public investors, as well as entrepreneurs on strategies that help companies win in competitive global markets. Applied systematically and holistically, our impressive experience, skills, resources and expertise help entrepreneurs succeed.
Innouvo designs and leads the execution of innovative programs and services by leveraging our extensive entrepreneurial and corporate experience and expertise. Our executive-level global business knowledge, wisdom and focus, along with our customer obsession ensure that innovation becomes a winning reality.
We maximize returns on investment by driving excellence and by keeping your business interests paramount. We drive your success with our integrity, passion and customer obsession. Employing a systematic approach, we analyze business opportunities, challenge and support stakeholders, thereby accomplishing repeatable growth results that exceed expectations.
Innouvo’s customer-focused solutions help your business investments evolve effectively—from concept, through launch and on to successful growth.
Why You Need Us
Venture Capital is Broken
In these exciting times technology has empowered innovators. However, innovation excellence is still at the initial stages, which too often results in dangerously untapped competitive advantages, and wasted capital and entrepreneurial energies. Achieving stellar results is possible by navigating past these overwhelming challenges:
- 95% of innovations fail in non-mature ecosystems.
- 11,000 deals, globally —a mere 2%—of pitch decks are funded by venture capital.
- 90% of patents never get commercialized.
- 80% of venture capital firms burn their cash instead of investing it.
Solutions to Beat The Odds
Innouvo can help steer you away from being part of these statistics. You remain in control of your business and economic success when you partner with us, benefitting from our experience, expertise and resources.
Relentless Execution with a Focus on Excellence
- Customer Obsession
- Passion for Innovation
- Uncompromising Integrity
- Courageous Tenacity
- Pressure for Results
Venture Studio Team
Alistair Schneider is the CEO and a co-founder of Innouvo. Alistair began his career in Strasbourg, France in Finance before moving to the United States. He spent 10 years in Boston, as well as a year in the Silicon Valley. For the last 20 years he has worked to build, transform, pivot and improve business units, functions and, ultimately, entire companies. These include corporations and startups. Alistair’s passion is to build companies able to compete successfully in today’s ever-changing global environment. This is the guiding force behind Innouvo’s design and execution of custom business programs, geared toward business excellence and investment readiness.
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Michel Hussherr is a co-founder of Innouvo. An entrepreneur, investor and humanitarian, he brings over 20 years of business development and business angel experiences in France, Africa and the United States. Michel is a visionary with an execution bias, thereby pushing teams towards tangible commercial results. An active investor in early stage companies and in real estate, Michel approaches business with an analytical methodology and a focus on human resources excellence. Michel has several successful investments and exits under his belt. This includes Voodoo, which sold part of its equity in a record deal with Goldman Sachs.
Throughout his career, Bijoy Sagar has held career executive and board member positions in leading large corporate healthcare companies, such as Serono, Millipore, Merck and Stryker. Recently he was appointed Chief Information Technology & Digital Transformation Officer for Bayer in Europe. In addition, he is advisor to the board of Greylock, a prominent, Silicon Valley-based, global venture capital firm, as well as Innouvo a Boston-based company specializing in business scale ups. He has invested as business angel in various other companies as well. Bijoy has an exceptional track record and background in science, commercial, technology, broad international experiences and venture capital. His deep love of culture, art and literature helps make Bijoy exceptional in his approach to problems, and the ways in which he helps businesses and teams grow to their next level of performances.
Growth & Product Strategist
Strategic Marketing ROI
Darko Spoljaric is currently an Executive Advisor to Innouvo Programs with a focus on strategic marketing and turnaround operations. Mr. Spoljaric has over twenty years of leadership and management expertise in various capacities of technology and quality system organizations.
Mr. Spoljaric has held positions such as Vice President of Global Marketing and Customer Service with National Display Systems, and as a Senior Marketing Manager of New Product Introductions at Philips Healthcare. Mr. Spoljaric holds an Executive MBA degree and a BA degree of Interdisciplinary Studies. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.
Digital Marketing, Revenue Automation
Ronnie is passionate about delivering results leveraging digital marketing and built his career through freelancing, marketing, coaching and hard work. He’s generated millions in revenue through new product launches, managed sites with up to 10 million views per year in organic traffic, created conversion rate optimization campaigns that more than doubled client revenue. After traveling throughout Thailand and Cambodia, studying Buddhism, teaching ballroom dancing and living in a jungle meditation retreat for two months, Ronnie came home to Philly to build roots in the city and be near his closest friends and family. Ronnie leads Web Development teams and SEO Operations and has a proven track record in designing systems delivering outstanding growth.
“10X” Business Innovation
Chris Kalaboukis is a visionary disruptive innovator, philosopher, engineer, prolific inventor, speaker, and futurist. He is an expert in delivering global foresight, innovation, and programs delivering innovative new products, services, patents and strategies for mid-size and large companies. Chris is named on 85 patents on the internet, social networks, and financial services space. An experienced technologist, he has architected and launched a multitude of apps, both web, and mobile. Over the course of a 25 years career Chris has accumulated a wealth of intellectual capital that he applies daily working with clients. A serial entrepreneur, he has helmed several start-ups from inception to launch. He has authored several books on innovation and the future. Chris lives with his family in the Silicon Valley.
Gary is an Executive Partner at Innouvo with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems, building high growth exit focused start-up ventures, business angel investing and venture capital. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career. He has led strategic direction and business development for corporate R&D, capturing over $300M in new business. Since 2010 Gary focuses on supporting start-up and venture capital communities. Gary has worked with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley. Gary has also launched incubators, corporate innovation centers, co-working spaces and developed regional ecosystems around the globe. Gary lives with his family in the Silicon Valley.
What’s a Venture Studio?
Innouvo’s Venture Studio in Boston is a perfect environment where entrepreneurs and innovators can find the capabilities to build lasting companies
Innouvo’s main Venture Studio is located in Boston’s most innovative hub, Kendall Square. We work with entrepreneurs together with highly experienced experts as well as investors to develop, improve and grow companies. We design programs that help transform business ideas into bankable realities. Startup teams and innovators come to our Venture Studio to find the help they need to solve problems they face throughout their growth journey. Problems are solved leveraging deep expertise from our Venture Studio team and partners. We run workshops of all length, inviting to participate sometimes customers and stakeholders of the startups or innovators we work with to help more rapidly collect data enabling better decisions, and the design of customer centric winning businesses. Made simple: Teams come to the Venture Studio with ideas or challenges, they leave with businesses and solutions.
Innouvo is based in Boston and Strasbourg.
Boston houses some of the best and brightest minds on the planet. It is no coincidence that it is also home to Harvard and M.I.T. The city has a proven track record of successfully bringing innovation to product companies and mind capital. The second-largest VC hub in the world, Boston is the launchpad to the world, for technological innovations.
As the European capital, Strasbourg is the doorway through which companies can gain market access to Europe, including its many emerging countries. Strasbourg is the gateway to the $20 trillion European economy that includes as-yet-untapped economies, presenting immense opportunities for American entrepreneurs and investors.
Executive Partners We are always looking for the best to join our team. Partner with us, entrepreneurs and investors to help them achieve their sales and marketing objectives.
Internship Opportunity: Join us, learn and grow your competencies as you help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
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