Venture scouting and (Fintech) startup incubation for a leading global bank

A global bank wanted to identify potential industry disruptors (Fintech startups) that may be future investment, partnering, or acquisition opportunities that would provide the bank with a competitive advantage.  The bank’s Fintech team based in the US launched a global Fintech challenge and required partners with deep connections into the startup ecosystems across major Fintech hubs to assist in identifying and incubating startups.

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Designing the future of financial planning and wealth advisory for a leading (ASX20) Australian bank

The wealth management division of a major diversified financial services group wanted to reimagine financial planning and wealth advisory, and better enable their nation-wide third-party network to adapt to rapid changes in their industry, forging stronger relationships between the bank and the wealth advisor network to reduce advisor churn and deliver better outcomes to the end customers.

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Venture-building project for a new entrant in the wealth management platform market in Australia

The AU business unit of a global provider of financial markets data identified an adjacent business opportunity to create a challenger wealth management platform.  The concept gained funding from their global ‘Catalyst Innovation Fund’ and executive sponsorship from the CEO & President of the company to explore the opportunity.

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Commercialising a secure and trusted Platform as a Service for an Australian Government business enterprise

The Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) of one of Australia’s most trusted brands built a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution with unique security and compliance features to power their e-commerce and digital trusted services. Significant investment was approved for commercialisation of the product as the client considered this to be a sizable market opportunity, specifically within its Government customer segment.

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Commercialising a digital personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence for a leading Australian University

The IT division of a leading Australian University developed a number of innovative emerging tech solutions to position the University as a digital leader in the education sector; this included an AI-powered digital personal assistant. The CDO wanted to explore potential to create new revenue streams for the University, however his team had no commercialisation capability or experience.

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Diagnosing the current state and developing a strategy to enable a global healthcare company to more effectively invest in innovation

The AU/NZ market-unit of a UK-based global healthcare provider had made significant investments in a range of innovation initiatives over several years including startup investments and acquisitions, innovation training, and hackathon events. However, the leadership team were unsure what value this was delivering to the organisation and where to best allocate resources to find growth opportunities.

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