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The Corporate Venture Studio Model w/Marcus Daniels [event]

September 20, 2022

Startup Grind Toronto at StartWell Studios features Marcus Daniels from Highline Beta

How do large corporations foster a culture of innovation and enable their organisations to create new pathways to revenue? In this conversation we will dig into the work that Toronto based Highline Beta does with clients ranging from AB InBev to Colgate-Palmolive, RBC and many more.

Highline Beta a hybrid corporate venture studio + VC firm that evolves the traditional management consulting model to turn ideas into action – investing alongside corporate partners “to make success real, not theoretical.”

*For this session, we will host a limited in-person audience at StartWell Studios in Toronto and livestream the conversation for free for anyone to tune into.


Qasim Virjee is the Startup Grind Toronto Chapter Director and CEO/Founder of StartWell – Toronto’s premier innovation campus merging meeting spaces, media studios and coworking.


Marcus Daniels is the Founding Partner & CEO of Highline Beta, a hybrid corporate venture studio and VC firm working alongside leading enterprises & tech founders.

He has 25+ years as a serial tech entrepreneur & operating executive with a top decile pre-seed investing (50+ startups) track record. Currently investing out of Highline Beta Fund 2019 into startups the firm builds or startups it partners corporations with to unlock unfair advantages. Formerly the Co-Founder & CEO of and Managing Director of Extreme Startups, Marcus continues to help evolve accelerator & venture studio models to make corporate-startup collaboration work.

Marcus holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and a BA from McGill University.


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