How innovation drives shareholder value: lessons from corporate venture building by Julian Ritter

January 4, 2021

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About the webinar

"Diversification", how many times we’ve heard about it. When I met my financial advisor, I remember, “We need to diversify your investment portfolio!”, I replied “Yes, a sure thing, Doc” but I didn’t really understand what he meant. 

This beneficial hint - I realised over time - is vital to every corporate, venture-builder and startup. Targeting various objectives and thinking collateral projects, can increase your capital efficiency, attract more investors, and, most importantly, make your shareholders happy (and, of course, convince them to inject extra money into your business).

Everything is more complicated, though, than it looks in Fiction. We often need a person with a validated experience - as my financial advisor has it- to tell us how to drive our ideas and energy.

Don’t worry, StudioHub, as usual, has the solution for this too. 

Julian Ritter from startup studio Stryber will hold a webinar in which he’ll expose and explain a recent Stryber’s empirical study that shows a strong positive link between diversification and shareholders' value.

Prominent examples of companies driving diversification are Amazon and Netflix, which introduced new revenue segments by building new businesses internally.

With Julian, we will look at the success factors of venture builders/startup studios in general and corporate settings.


About the speaker - Julian Ritter

Julian is an Associate Partner at Corporate Venture Builder Stryber. He is a passionate entrepreneur and former strategy consultant. He started his career at strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, where he advised clients from the financial services, private equity and other industries.

After his time with Bain & Company, Julian founded a hospitality tech startup in 2016, which he grew to over 100 employees across three countries.

He joined Stryber in June 2020 to lead its expansion into the UK market after Stryber had successfully established itself as the largest independent corporate venture builder in DACH. Julian will be helping organisations based in the UK and beyond to innovate successfully by building portfolios of ventures aligned with the organisation’s strategy.

Julian holds an M.Sc. in Risk and Finance from the London School of Economics.

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