Find out how to successfully build a corporate unicorn with a venture mindset


Breakthrough corporate venture building from concept to cash

We originate, build, and scale new businesses that deliver the next s-curve of growth and market cap to corporates.

What it means to build a corporate venture

Venture-backed start-ups have been disrupting traditional businesses for years. To develop their own disruptive corporate unicorns, CEOs need to change the incumbent mindset by adopting a venture-building model that mirrors key traits of a VC model while using the endowments their company can invest in it.

Venture Building anatomy

Evolving the anatomy of the business holistically to realize breakthrough impact through three areas:

Venture building anatomy

Venture building is both an art and a science — inventing sticky solutions beyond the first principles is the ‘art’; translating that value into breakthrough P&L impact is the ‘science.’

What EY-Parthenon can do for you

Our agile multi-stage approach helps organizations reimagine and scale up a portfolio of digital-centric businesses. Central to our approach is the “bootstrap” phase in which bite-sized experimentation can help identify the scalable recipe for business models.


Co-creating the proposition

Inventing, co-creating and testing with actual customers and stakeholders.


Finding the needle in the haystack

Validating options efficiently through bite-size experiments to identify the right strategic design.


Accelerating build and launch

Enhancing the mix of build, buy and partner to help accelerate time to market and avoid overspending.


Focusing on the P&L and MarketCap

Developing a gated investment plan backed by success measures including a laser focus on profit and loss, and delivery of key performance indicators.


Nudging behavioral change

Enabling change management and culture shifts through behavioral economics built into the solution.

Our latest thinking

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EY CEO survey highlights how CEOs consider AI transformation, ESG and M&A to navigate between immediate profits and future sustainability aspirations. Read more.

The productivity potential of GenAI

Explore the likelihood of future substantial productivity gains from the use of generative AI across sectors.

Catalyzing economic growth through capital investment in GenAI

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has the potential to be a significant strategic economic lever for businesses across sectors.

CEO Survey: Focus on GenAI strategy to accelerate growth

Our survey finds US CEOs preparing for a new normal of costly capital while M&A intentions remain strong and divestment plans are robust.

How CIOs can facilitate the shift to data-driven sales

Adopting practices from digital native companies creates the potential for CIOs to play an active role in data-driven sales strategy to drive opportunities.

How venture building can help companies turbocharge growth

To extract full value from digital, companies need to reimagine their business and operating model strategy.

Six ways to accelerate your IT transformation during a divestiture

Companies carrying out a carve-out or spinoff have a pivotal opportunity to transform IT as they reshape the remaining organization.

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