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Building Businesses. Shaping the Future.

BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) partners with the world’s most influential companies to rapidly invent, launch, scale, and invest in revolutionary new businesses. Our early-stage growth platform includes a diverse team of innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, product specialists, data scientists, operators, growth architects, and seasoned founders.

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The next horizon of innovation will be owned by corporations. By accessing the priceless data resources of Fortune 1000 companies and applying a startup mentality throughout the business, BCGDV helps our corporate partners learn to think and act like venture capitalists, and together we drive the next wave of disruption and create a new breed of digital venture.

We also help clients deal with more immediate challenges, including the social and economic disruption caused by COVID-19. In this period of extraordinary change, it has never been more important for businesses to tap into the transformative power of innovation, including pioneering and deep-tech technologies, which are especially novel and offer significant advances over those currently in use.

BCGDV is uniquely positioned to help companies partner with deep-tech startups and participate in deep-tech ecosystems. We collaborate with corporations to pursue the seamless melding of technology with human ingenuity, forming bionic companies that will not only weather what’s coming but emerge stronger than ever.


BCGDV’s Business-Building Value Proposition

BCG Digital Ventures assembles world-class teams from across multiple industries and integrates them with the rest of BCG. We then put their diverse skill sets into play in a cross-functional environment where all disciplines have a seat at the table and all participants feel empowered to execute to the best of their abilities. Pairing our multidisciplinary unit with your embedded team members results in a singular force rapidly pursuing the same goal. In many instances, BCGDV’s team members have become so invested in that goal that they join the ventures they launched with our clients.

Using an innovation approach that focuses on solving pervasive consumer frictions, we identify external and internal digital opportunities and turn them into new growth that directly impacts our corporate partners’ bottom line. Our proven methodology, unmatched expertise, and externally validated results deliver strong and sustainable value, strengthening financials and companies.


BCGDV’s Approach to Business Building


BCGDV’s Business-Building Expertise

BCGDV’s business largely revolves around pioneering technology, the subset of deep-tech tools that are scalable and supported by infrastructure. Our globe-spanning team targets deeply rooted pain points—including those stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis—to uncover new profit pools through technology and design. The following innovation areas are where we’re launching tomorrow’s growth businesses:

  • Machine intelligence: from computer vision, natural language processing, and voice recognition to autonomous machine intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and artificial consciousness
  • IoT and edge: from embedded hardware sensors and intelligent edge computing to nanomanufacturing and biological engineering
  • Retinal projection: from augmented, virtual, and mixed realities to retinal projection, industrial overlay, and direct neural stimulation
  • Decentralization: from cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers, and tokens to decentralized demand-aggregation networks and autonomy

Ultimately, though, our credibility will always rest upon the way we share the risks—and rewards—of corporate venturing and the creation of new business builds with our collaborative partners.

BCGDV’s Success at Business Building

BCGDV combines knowledge, innovation, and strategy to turn challenges into successes.

We leverage technology to drive solutions

Our ventures have found ways to leverage the latest technology to drive forward-looking solutions.

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Our team includes leading experts on the technology that will define the future.

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Alison Rushworth

Partner and Vice President, Strategic Design, BCG Digital Ventures

She is the former head of strategic services at AKQA, an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products with 13 offices across Europe, Asia, and America. An accomplished digital consultant with 17 years of experience in product and service design plus digital strategy, Alison Rushworth leads BCGDV’s strategic design team in London, delivering exceptional experiences across all platforms, both physical and digital.

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Hod Fleishman

Partner and Vice President, Global IoT, BCG Digital Ventures

He is the cofounder and former CEO of Hachiko, an IoT consumer product for connecting pets and owners via a next-generation smart collar for dogs that measures and reports their daily activities in real time. A startup and corporate entrepreneur with expertise in innovation and IoT, Hod Fleishman brings talented teams together to deliver winning IoT-enabled businesses to the world’s leading corporations and to solve the unique challenges they face today.

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Stefan Gross-Selbeck

Global Managing Partner of BCGDV, Senior Partner BCG

He is the former CEO of XING, Europe’s leading social network for professionals. He is also the former vice president and managing director of eBay Germany, eBay’s biggest market outside of the US. One of Germany’s most accomplished executives in the digital space, Stefan Groß-Selbeck has been successfully building, launching, and running digital businesses and platforms for more than 15 years. He manages the operation and growth of BCGDV on a global scale in several sectors, including consumer, mobility, and financial services.

We approach each venture like a startup

Thanks to our unique team of experienced entrepreneurs, BCGDV thrives when tackling projects requiring uncommon complexity, speed, or ingenuity. Not only can we solve the challenge at hand, but we can confidently build the venture.

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Team Spotlight

Every project includes team members with proven expertise in building impactful startups.

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Nathalie Gaveau

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

She is the founder and former CEO of Shopcade, a fashion app and website that promotes trending fashion and beauty products, showcasing the latest content features and engaging socially with consumers. She is also the cofounder and former managing director of PriceMinister, an online French marketplace trading second-hand or cut-price consumer goods. A serial entrepreneur with international experience in e-commerce, mobile, data analytics, and social media, Nathalie Gaveau provides strategic advice about digital opportunities, forming partnerships to help clients rapidly launch and grow transformational digital products, platforms, and new business builds.

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Hanno Stegmann

Partner and Director, BCG Digital Ventures

He is the former CEO of Rocket Internet, which incubates, builds, and develops Internet-based business models, providing operational support to its companies and helping them scale internationally. Based in Singapore and a member of the leadership team of BCGDV’s new incubation center in Southeast Asia, Hanno Stegmann invents, builds, invests in, and launches category-changing businesses at startup speed for the world’s most influential corporations.

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Ella Rabener

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

She is a UK cofounder and a former chief marketing officer at Scalable Capital, a financial-technology startup that launched an innovative automated investment service for retail clients in Germany and the UK. An experienced top-management consultant and startup entrepreneur, Ella Rabener joined BCGDV’s management team with the expertise and experience to shepherd tech startups from initial idea to successful market entry.

We build for strategic impact

Through our deep understanding of the complexity of our clients’ businesses, we’ve developed solutions that are fine-tuned to the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to their scale and stature within the industry.

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Team Spotlight

Our strategic leaders have years of experience optimizing the world’s leading companies.

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Beth Viner

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

She is a former CEO of Interbrand, where she focused on a modern, evolved definition of brand experience strategy and design for the world-leading brand consultancy. She is also a former COO and CMO at Kickstarter, where she defined and implemented brand strategy and visual direction for the funding platform. With her deep background in product and service innovation, experience design, and technology, Beth Viner has defined and built the future of several consumer businesses across such industries as travel and tourism, health care, financial services, and private equity.

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Ajay Chowdhury

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

He is a former chairman of Shazam Entertainment, where he built the senior team and led strategy development and operations to turn the mobile app into a global music brand. A successful global CEO with more than 25 years of experience in digital transformation, including ten venture launches, Ajay Chowdhury manages BCGDV’s Western Europe region. He is also a member of BCGDV’s global executive committee and the chair of its global investment committee.

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Paul Hunyor

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

He is a former investment manager at Archer Capital, one of Australia’s leading private-equity firms and an established market leader in leveraged buyouts in both Australia and New Zealand. He is also a cofounder and a former CEO and director of One Big Switch, the fastest-growing consumer network in Ireland and Australia. An experienced venture capital investor and successful entrepreneur, Paul Hunyor is the regional head of BCGDV Asia. He leads teams of digital business builders in Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo to incubate game-changing businesses with the world’s most important corporations.

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