• venturetec.


    we are:
    strategists. designers. technologists. innovators. 
    we develop:
    strategies. capabilities. culture.
    that enable organisations to rapidly & efficiently create new value

  • our mission is to

    inspire & enable future-ready organisations.


    we are operating in an increasingly VUCA environment

    < volatile. uncertain. complex. ambiguous. >


    rapid and constant changes across markets, technology, and competition present both immense opportunity and an unprecedented threat of disruption;

    to meet these challenges, organisations and leaders must transform to become more:


    adaptable. agile. customer-centric. innovative.



  • our services.

    consulting | training | resourcing

    innovation consulting.


    • Innovation Diagnostic & Strategy 
    • Future Ways of Working Transformation
    • Corporate Venturing, Scouting & Accelerators 
    • Lean Innovation Processes, Tools & Methods
    • Concept Development & Business Case Validation

    digital consulting.


    • Data & Digital Strategy
    • Emerging Technology Consulting
    • Product & Experience Design
    • Project Incubation
    • Technology Commercialisation



    • Customised Innovation Training Programs
    • Leadership Development Programs
    • Lean Innovation Bootcamps & Accelerators
    • Business Model Design Workshops
    • Lean Innovation Coaching 



    • Business Designers
    • CX/UX Designers & Researchers
    • Entrepreneurs In Residence
    • Lean-Agile Business Analysts
    • Lean Innovation Coaches
  • our clients.

    we've inspired & enabled global industry leaders to be more adaptable, agile, customer-centric & innovative


  • client impact.


    international diversified healthcare group


    Venturetec was engaged to diagnose the current state of innovation of an international healthcare group comprising of Health Insurance, Health Services and Aged Care businesses.


    The innovation diagnostic identified priority areas for the organisation to focus its future innovation efforts; including a rebalancing of the innovation investment portfolio. Venturetec also utilised data and insights from the diagnostic to design a roadmap for the client to successfully build innovation capabilities and culture across all business/functional units.


    client impact.


    Australia's leading investment bank (ASX20)


    Venturetec was engaged to kick-start the innovation journey for a global diversified financial group undergoing a major digital transformation program.


    Working closely with the internal innovation team, Venturetec designed a customised innovation toolkit, reengineered the business case validation process, and delivered a series of lean innovation training programs, which resulted in a long-lasting change to the way the bank prioritises innovation efforts and brings new concepts to reality.


    client impact.


    SGX-listed media company



    Venturetec was engaged to lead an innovation transformation program for one of the largest media companies in the Asia Pacific region.


    The transformation commenced with a '100 Day Innovation Sprint' to design a future-ready strategy, build an Innovation Catalyst network, and rapidly develop innovation capabilities. Venturetec continues to lead the adoption of 'Future Ways of Working' to enable the organisation to become more adaptable, agile, customer-centric and innovative.


    client impact.


    global Fortune 500 insurance company


    Venturetec was engaged by an EU-based insurance company to scout for startups developing innovative and potentially disruptive solutions.


    With strong emerging technology expertise and deep connection into the local startup ecosystem, Venturetec was able to evaluate and select startups fitting the client's requirements across Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, InsureTech and RegTech. This resulted in successful proof of concepts and co-innovation partnerships being formed.


  • our lean innovation methodology.


    venturetec. are global leaders in the real-world, practical application of lean innovation within large corporate and public sector organisations


    lean innovation is a set of principles and methods that reduces risk and wastage in the process of creating new products, services, experiences and business models


    < efficiently creating value >


    lean innovation combines the creativity and customer-centricity of design thinking, with the scientific rigour of lean startup, and the speed and agility of agile methods


  • social impact.


    Venturetec is a Certified B Corporation; meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.


    We proudly represent an emerging group of companies that are using the power of business to create a positive impact on the world and generate a shared and durable prosperity for all.


  • our team.

    combining global corporate, startup & consulting experience

    Trey Zagante

    Founder & Managing Partner

    Trey is a globally experienced consulting executive, startup advisor, and thought leader on lean innovation, corporate venturing and tech commercialisation. He has over 15 years experience launching, scaling and turning around businesses, and was previously a co-founder of VanceInfo Technologies Australia, which was acquired by global private equity firm Blackstone and subsequently sold to HNA Group. Trey is on the expert panel for the Australian Government's entrepreneur infrastructure program, and is adjunct faculty for Hong Kong Polytechnic University's graduate program in Management Consulting. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    Vivian Clark


    Vivian has successfully led several M&A transactions and ASX-listings including the reverse-takeover of Sausage Software by SMS Management & Technology (ASX: SMX), and the IPO of DWS (ASX:DWS); two of Australia's most successful listings of IT Services companies. She has over 30 years experience in a management and senior leadership roles cross a range of professional services firms and was previously a co-founder of VanceInfo Technologies Australia, which was acquired by global private equity firm Blackstone and subsequently sold to HNA Group. Vivian serves as the Australian Director of several NASDAQ-listed bio/med-tech companies. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance, she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

    Deirdre Wroth


    Deirdre has over 25 years experience as a banking and wealth management executive across funds management, investments, insurance, banking, financial advice and innovation. Using lean innovation methodology, she provides expertise in building future-growth investment strategies, business model innovation, culture transformation and practical executive coaching. Deirdre's previous roles include head of Citi’s retail banking and wealth management business, head of private wealth advisory & specialised investments at NAB and national distribution roles with Macquarie Bank. Deirdre mentors student startups at UNSW, USYD and UTS. Deirdre is an Independent Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Chair at MINE Super, and Chair of Firetrail Absolute Return Ltd currently listing on the ASX.

    Marianna Petrenko

    Associate Partner

    Marianna is a lean Innovation and business model design expert with over 10 years experience in tech startups and consulting roles spanning Australia, China, Singapore and the US. Marianna heads Venturetec's lean innovation practice, and was previously the Australia Country Head for Usability & Design Lab (Beijing). Her experience includes leading commercialisation projects across a range of industry sectors/technology domains, and coaching corporate innovation and startup teams at CSIRO's ON Accelerator (Lean Launchpad), GE FastWorks and Generator @ GE accelerator, Australia Post Accelerator, and the Hult Prize global social enterprise accelerator. Marianna has trained with global innovation thought leaders including Alex Osterwalder (Strategyzer), Steve Blank (Stanford), and Brant Cooper (Moves the Needle).​

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