THE MACH49 PRINCIPLES OF DISRUPTION
Mach49 works with Global 1000 organizations to develop an ongoing process to successfully launch new ventures. The principles are simple — but the execution takes leadership, commitment and engagement.
Frame A Challenge
Unleash Your Talent
Add Method To The Madness
Embrace Risk And Failure
Find Real Customer Pain
Master The Art Of The Possible
Work Opportunities From The Future Backwards
Prototype. Pilot. Rinse. Repeat.
Derisk. Derisk. Derisk.
Manage The Mothership
Reach Escape Velocity
Disrupting Inside Out™
We help corporations leverage their internal talent to create, build and launch new ventures in 12 weeks using lean startup and customer development methods to validate customer pain, understand the product vision, identify the MVP, build business model and go-forward execution plan.
Disrupting Outside In™
Our team can also help you design, launch and operate a world-class corporate VC group, providing our experience, expertise, real-time knowledge, network, and deep ecosystem access to raise your visibility, build credibility, and bring you inside Silicon Valley’s “walled garden” to ensure success.
Developing More Disruptors™
We have masterclasses for both internal entrepreneurs and innovation leaders, those tasked with creating, building and launching new ventures — and for department disruptors — those inside each department tasked with building the motherships’s innovation ecosystem, advocating and supporting new ventures.
An intense, four-day sprint of Silicon Valley innovation and ingenuity that starts with visits to venture capital firms, startups, peers and domain experts. It ends with a New Venture Blitz, focused on synthesizing insights and generating actionable plans.
Challenge your next-generation of intrapreneurs with a company-wide venture plan competition.
Frame a challenge, define guidelines, launch the competition, host a pitch day, select winners to incubate, enjoy the energy, repeat!
Bring your team of intrapreneurs to Silicon Valley, Boston or San Francisco to create, build and launch new ventures in 12 weeks using lean startup and customer development methods to validate customer pain, understand the product vision, identify the MVP, build the business model and prepare a go-forward execution plan.
Active mothership management by Mach49 and your own New Venture Board ensures startups reach escape velocity.
Incubate at home, or at a location, time zone or geography relevant to the customer base of the new venture.
Teams start in a mach49 office of their choosing for training, planning and inspiration with mach49 and experts in the mach49 innovation ecosystem. Teams then return to their “home base” with remote coaching and support from our team, making return visits to the mach49 office — for product design and feasibility and business and execution planning.
Launch and Grow Your Venture
Mach49 will provide continued support and mentoring to launch the venture — includes support to develop the MVP, run pilots, find product/market fit, establish a scalable technical architecture, recruit additional talent, assist with go-to-market plans, close first customers, and understand market and unit economics — ultimately creating a self-sufficient team with the talent and experience to scale the new venture.
DO IT YOURSELF
A browser-based, online playbook and “how-to” guide that equips your intrapreneurs and other key stakeholders with the skills, methods, tools and exercises to develop new disruptive ventures.
Build Your Own Incubator
Mach49 can help you design, launch and manage your own incubator, in Silicon Valley or back home.
Develop the internal talent and tools to ideate, incubate and accelerate on your own. We also provide access to the Silicon Valley and global Mach49 innovation ecosystem, expert network, programs and events.
Design a World Class VC Group
Mach49 will help you design, launch and manage a world-class corporate venture unit — augmenting the capabilities of your existing talent and providing our experience, expertise, real-time knowledge, network, and deep ecosystem access to raise your visibility, build credibility, and bring you inside Silicon Valley’s “walled garden” to ensure success.
Launch and Operate the Fund
Once ready to launch, Mach49 moves into execution mode, pairing your corporate venture leader with a real VC who will act as your team’s shadow partner for a year, providing unique access to Silicon Valley and helping the group operate as a Silicon Valley VC.
Operational support includes:
Silicon Valley immersion and networking, including providing timely and relevant introductions to key players in the Silicon Valley ecosystem
Ongoing mothership investment board support
Recruiting your new venture fund team
Pre-Investment activities, for example, sourcing/reviewing prospective investments, assessing financial vs. strategic value, determining product/market fit
Investment activities including due diligence, term sheets, subsequent rounds of funding, pricing negotiations
Post-Investment activities such as board member coaching, access to relevant resources, exits: M&A, IPO, spin-in, wind down
Developing More Disruptors™
For Internal Entrepreneurs and Innovation Leaders — those tasked with creating, building and launching new ventures
Bring your new venture ideas to a 5-day, hands-on, action-oriented simulation of the 12-week incubation process to develop disruptive ventures — covers the customer, product, and business development methods and tools needed to create, build, and launch a successful new venture.
Build Your Innovation Ecosystem
For Department Disruptors — those inside each department tasked with building the motherships’s innovation ecosystem, advocating and supporting new ventures
Provide them with the insights, tools, lessons, and network to fully embrace digital disruption and become leading corporate innovators. These newly minted new venture/innovation advocates head home with a set of tools, a sense of urgency, and a plan to teach and provoke their team/department to actively support new ventures as they incubate, launch, accelerate and scale.
Digital (coming soon)
Experience our live masterclasses delivered online for your internal entrepreneurs, innovation leaders and department disruptors to learn on-demand.