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Startup Studio

It's an organization that creates startups following a repetitive process. It acts as a co-founder to startups.
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Zettelkasten, March 08, 2021
## Notes - Also known as **venture building**, **startup factory**, **startup foundry**, or **venture studio**. - It's an organization that creates startups following a repetitive process. It acts as a co-founder to startups. - Besides providing funding for early-stage startups (as a [venture capital](/zettel/venture-capital) do), Studios will also assign members of their team to help the original founding team build the startup. - Because of this, Studios take more equity than [venture capitals](/zettel/venture-capital). - The products of Startup Studios are startups. - Some Studios: - [Pioneer Square Labs](https://www.psl.com/). - [Atomic](https://atomic.vc/). - [Rocket Internet](https://www.rocket-internet.com/). - **A Studio must have its thesis to get focus on**. - A Studio thesis is principles to be followed in every decision making. - Examples of thesis: - Improving healthcare. - Improving the ways of payments. - Building AI-powered products. - Without a thesis, Studios may become overwhelmed and lose cost-saving efficiencies. - This makes Studios valuable. - Studios make money through startup exits. ## Questions - Studios may help early stage-startups in technology, operations, management, financial... fields. Is it a good strategy they assume the role of CEO of a startup? - How important is the team of a Startup Studio? - How many startups can a Startup Studio manage at the same time? - What are the differences between Studios and [startup incubator](/zettel/startup-incubator)? And [startup accelerator](/zettel/startup-accelerator)? And [venture capital](/zettel/venture-capital)? ## References - [Dianna Lesage. 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Startup Studios](https://roamy.medium.com/10-most-frequently-asked-questions-about-startup-studios-b41b8ad0a597) - [Wikipedia. Startup Studio](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_studio) ## Backlinks - [Venture Building's Startups Problems](/zettel/venture-building-s-startups-problems)
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