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Stand on the shoulders of giants

We have 11 corporate partners who invest directly in our portfolio, as well as a network of warm partners globally. To date, our portfolio has signed over 225 pilots with our corporate partners.

Here's who you could be working with

From C-Suite innovation leaders, through to specialists in any given area.
This example features leaders from our corporate partner Reckitt Benckiser.

Kicking off

When you join, we'll work with you and our partners to design a bespoke engagement plan. At this point, we'll aim to make introductions to a sponsor, usually from the partner’s central innovation team, who will guide your program and make sure you’re introduced to the most relevant stakeholders.

The framework

The unfair advantage framework is the bespoke engagement plan we create with you and our partners.

The framework includes all the ways that you could partner with your sector corporate. Think sessions with their data and insights teams, mentorship and expertise from relevant business units, and opportunities for commercial pilots and contracts - and possibly even capital investment on your next round.

Regular catchups & check-ins

As you progress through the program we will ensure you have regular catchups with each stakeholder, depending on your needs and the details of the partnership.

The Partnerships Team together with the corporate will also be on hand to guide you through the organisation, as well as helping you work directly with the core business units to remove any barriers to collaboration.

Our network beyond our corporate partners

We support our portfolio with warm introductions to other corporates and brands close to the Factory ecosystem, and we run bespoke showcases and events that place our startups in front of the right people.

You can see an example of a Partner Showcase here:

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We also work with additional partners every year on startup matching and innovation

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