What are startup studios?
Startup studios (also called "venture builders" and "company builders") offer young companies (or people with just ideas) a range of services in order to create new companies at lightspeed. The studios offer all kinds of people (designers, developers, marketeers, brand builders, strategics and more), a place to work, infrastructure and more. In return, they usually take a piece of your equity (or a piece of future revenues).
Some of the best known startup studios
» Rocket Internet
» Human ventures
» HVG Labs
» Eleven UK
» Saturn Five
» Madrona Venture Labs
» Pioneer Square Labs
» The Giant Pixel
» High Alpha
Also, check out this great spreadsheet with startup studios.
Startup studio stack
» Finding the right startup studio (Forbes, 2020)
» The venture studio is the model we need (Venturebeat, 2019)
» Startup studios, a new path to AI growth (Forbes, 2019)
» Can a startup studio help you find your next idea? (Entrepreneur, 2019)
» The many startup studios taking on the world (Le Studio VC, 2017)
» Why startup studios are the best choice for nontech founders (TNW, 2017)
» Rise of the company builders (Techcrunch, 2013)