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Stand on the shoulders of giants

We have a number of partners who invest directly in our portfolio, as well as a network of warm partners globally.

Working with our partners

Our partners include Aviva, L’Oreal, Guardian Media Group, easyJet, Reckitt, Johnson & Johnson Innovation DC, Nesta and Standard Bank.

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.

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.

The framework

We'll define a framework that includes all the ways that our partner can add value to your business. 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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