NEXT HEROES is the first startup factory focused on WEB3 and Artificial Intelligence, we transform ideas into products and products into successful companies.
We are an investment, development and innovation platform supporting brilliant entrepreneurs, startups and companies to have a global impact by shaping the future of WEB3.
“A Venture Builder is a Startup Factory. It focuses on creating and developing repeatedly successful startups, mostly from internal ideas.
It aims at building several companies in succession. Thanks to its process, infrastructure and resources, a venture builder (also called startup studio) increases startup chance of success and optimize its creation and growth.”
A Venture Builder develops scalable and standardized processes to launch and scale startups, optimizing costs.
It accelerates startup exits (36 months vs 72 months) and generates better investment performance (avg. IRR +53%).
Has proven to be able to lower the risk of startup failure: 30% default rate vs traditional 90%.
In 56% of cases, the cause is inadequate
or totally absent marketing.
Ceo NEXT HEROES
The NEXT HEROES Method.
From the initial stages of market analysis to the validation of results, marketing is central in the whole process of selection and project development.
A marketing Project Manager supervises the progresses of the project in all its phases and components.
NEXT HEROES launches 5 to 10 new companies on the market every year. The conception, setup and first steps of validation take place thanks to our internal team.
NEXT HEROES manages the entire Pre-Seed stage, the one in which most startups fail. We support the projects in all the needs of the early stages, often also providing support for the fundraising of the first round. We serially transform ideas into successful companies.
The relationship is long-term, NEXT HEROES will remain in the cap-table as co-founder of each startup.
Our mission is to transform ideas into companies. We have internal resources dedicated to scout and analyze the most disruptive ideas. We also have a dealflow coming from top level entrepreneurs willing to have NEXT HEROES as co-founder.
NEXT HEROES developed a methodology to select the best ideas to be tested and implemented. It is based on several phases of analysis involving a dedicated team and the advisory board, supported by a proprietary algorithm called PIM.
We build a business concept around selected ideas, analyze the market response, develop business plan, marketing plan and financials. Each project is assigned to a project manager in order to coordinate development.
We incorporate the startup and provide support for the first capital raise to officially launch. We recruit a top level team to support the go to market and identify a CEO for each startup.
The factory starts building the first prototype of the product. We target a time to launch of 4 to 6 months. Once the MVP is ready we start test and validation to gain first traction.
The startup is officially independent, we still provide support for growth and fundraising targeting an exit (total or maintaining a minority stake) within 36 months.
Centralization has helped onboard billions of people to the World Wide Web and created the stable, robust infrastructure on which it lives. At the same time, a handful of centralized entities have a stronghold on large swathes of the World Wide Web, unilaterally deciding what should and should not be allowed.
Web3 is the answer to this dilemma. Instead of a Web monopolized by large technology companies, Web3 embraces decentralization and is being built, operated, and owned by its users. Web3 puts power in the hands of individuals rather than corporations.
Open Source internet protocols from the 70s and 80s, including TCP, IP, SMTP and HTTP.
Designed in the spirit of openness and inclusiveness.
Anyone could build on top of them without anyone’s permission.
Open Source is hard to monetize.
Web2’s business model depended on building proprietary, closed protocols on top of the internet’s open ones.
Several of these companies are now most valuable in history, and while we use them for free, we have to place trust in models that sell user data and opaque code.
Like Web1, open source protocols, but collectively owned through cryptoeconomics.
Independent of traditional organization, code executed as written.
Values open source software, user ownership of data and permissionless access.Creates a shared sense of identity and collaboration.
Professionals, tools, knowhow, expertise and processes. These are all assets that NEXT HEROES brings to the table in launching new businesses and transforming them into success stories, with marketing as core added value.
NEXT HEROES can also leverage the reliability of Velvet Media as key partner. For years, Velvet Media has been focusing on innovation and new business development. In NEXT HEROES, it enhances even further its competences and expertise in creating projects with a strong marketing boost.
Thanks to the internal team and the extensive network of partners, we have analyzed 200+ projects, we have 10+ disruptive projects in pipeline and launched the first 2 startups: Digital Distribution, an online sales manager platform, is already on the market; MMC, the first Music Metaverse, is at prototype stage.