Startup co-creation is the answer to how big companies can successfully innovate.

Validate

We work with corporate partners and their intrapreneurs to identify key areas of interest. We dig deep to discover disruptive opportunities for further exploration.

Create

We recruit and support top-tier founders to build MVPs and get early customer traction. Founders and corporate partners work closely together and benefit from each other.

Fund

We invest in founders working on co-created startups, alongside other pre-seed startups tackling opportunities in key areas of interest to us & our corporate partners.

Corporate Partners + Top-tier Founders + Pre-seed Funding = Better Startups

Founding partners

Marcus Daniels and Ben Yoskovitz are recognized startup and pre-seed investing leaders, with deep experience working with corporate customers.

Marcus Daniels

Marcus is a serial entrepreneur, pre-seed investor & Corp Innovation architect. Co-Founder/CEO @ HIGHLINE.vc; MD @ Extreme Startups; COO @ TrendHunter.
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Ben Yoskovitz

Ben is an experienced founder, investor and product manager. VP Product at VarageSale and GoInstant (acq. $CRM); Co-Founder/CEO @ StandoutJobs; Co-author @ Lean Analytics.
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Our Startup, Investing and Enterprise Experience

We have 20 years experience in digital technology. We’ve been founders and investors. We’ve run product for successful startups and managed accelerator programs. It’s this combined experience, along with our history of working with large enterprises that brings us to this point, where we put everything together (startup DNA + investment experience + startup mentorship + product building + enterprise know-how) to launch Highline BETA.

42

Number of
Investments

$190M+

Follow-on $
Raised

100+

Founders
Backed

10 Years

Enterprise Innovation
Experience

“BDC Capital has been a partner with Highline since inception. We’re excited by the potential offered by their new model of startup acceleration.”
Mike Mahon
Mike Mahon

Interim Vice President

Strategic Initiatives &

Partnerships, BDC Capital

“Highline BETA is solving large companies’ #1 problem--how to successfully disrupt themselves and continue winning.”
Jeremy Gutsche
Jeremy Gutsche

CEO of Trend Hunter

New York Times Bestselling Author

& Innovation Expert

Highline BETA + Cossette Health

Highline BETA Partners with Cossette Health to Launch New Ventures in Healthcare

Highline BETA is partnering with Cossette Health, the healthcare division at Cossette, Canada's largest MarCom and digital agency.

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Lauren Robinson Joins Highline BETA

Introducing Highline BETA’s COO — Lauren Robinson

We're excited to announce that Lauren Robinson is joining Highline BETA as COO. Lauren has worked in the startup and venture ecosystem for a number of years...

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Highline BETA + AngelList

Highline BETA Launches One of the First AngelList Syndicates in Canada

AngelList is now in Canada, and Highline BETA is one of the first organizations to launch a syndicate on the platform for funding startups.

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Highline BETA + ResolveTO

"Startup-Corporate Innovation Zone" Launching at ResolveTO with $25,000 Investment

Highline BETA is launching the "Startup-Corporate Innovation Zone" at ResolveTO and committing to invest $25,000 minimum into a startup.

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