At K2 Digital Ventures, we know how to build new products
and services for corporations through efficient cooperation with the world of startups.
We are entering the world at a time when business models of large corporations undergo radical changes. We aren’t afraid of these changes. We came into being to facilitate the newly forming dynamic and reforge it into the success of the corporations. We are certain that startups are a chance for corporations to strengthen their market position, obtain the existing market niches, and implement innovation in corporate structures.
We believe that flexibility and rapid action, characteristic of the startups’ ecosystem, can be implemented into corporate structures thanks to K2 Digital Ventures. We use our experience in applying agile operational methods based on clear milestones and fast sprints. We aren’t starting a revolution.
Corporations must absorb useful innovations to maintain market advantage. Startups are more and more effective in stealing the market shares of the giants. K2 Digital Ventures supports corporations in transforming their business models. We show how to cooperate with startups in order to fluidly carry over their experience into the corporate structures.
Ideas are the advent of changes. Without execution it’s impossible to realize any idea. We study the business model. We prepare the capital intensity of a project. We recommend the sources of financing. We obtain capital. We believe that the realization of a project should be based on proper design of the business model.
Strong brands, reliable distribution channels, experienced managers and workers – it’s the corporations’ domain. We know how to transform the ideas originating inside a corporation into business ventures. We connect the resources of the giants with verified innovations offered by startups.
How to transform an idea into a business venture.
How and with what to convince the decision makers (C-Level) to invest.
What are the alternative financing sources.
Introduction to Lean Startup.
MVP, Pivot, Innovation Accounting – the terms without which you won’t understand startups.
Why corporations should cooperate with startups.
Corporations and startups – successful synergies – case studies.
What is ‘corporate venturing, accelerating, and incubating’.
The best startups cooperate with the corporations that offer concrete
and valuable support in a cooperation model comprehensible for startups.
One of the biggest FMCG company was facing challenges with managing image and video assets. Internal processes were not able to digest significant and continuously growing data base of assets. The re-usage of assets was low. The firm had significant spends on contracting vendors to generate content that was already within the data base but difficult to identify.
Thanks to K2 Digital Ventures Screening and Selection methodology followed by the Proof of Concept, the client was provided with a comprehensive view on innovative technologies. Selected startups addressed and redefined the existing challenge using AI and deep learning technology. The exercise resulted in increased accuracy of indexing and searching image and video content.
The client was looking into ways to introduce innovation into internal corporate ecosystem. The goal was to understand ways of collaborations with startups to make most of their drive towards innovation.
K2 Digital Ventures delivered a workshop ”Why startups?” and indicated successful methodologies of cooperating with technology startups driving the most value from mutual efforts. The workshop was conducted at a global level engaging board of directors.
The client wanted to re-evaluate the way it engages with business customers – professional drivers and fleet managers, aiming to drive more mutually beneficial value from the relationship.
Thanks to Screening and Selection methodology K2 Digital Ventures identify several dimensions that can help increase the interaction between the client and its customers such as introducing Business Concierge, route optimization methods and delivering useful management tools together with an enhanced service offering to business customers.
Millennials consume less and less television content. The client was struggling to attract younger audience using the existing broadcasting platforms. At the same time, the client aiming to stimulate innovation culture and introduce startups mind-set into its own organizational culture.
K2 Digital Ventures selected and indicated adequate technological innovations that feature functions and models native to Millennials. In the Proof of Concept phase, the solutions were tested against selected measurements and „brought a ready to implement” solution that can help the client re-use own quality content and stimulate user generated content to drive the engagement. Thanks to cooperation with startups the recommendations delivered were based on the particular ways Millennials consume content.
Thanks to this exercise the client can reevaluate its business model picking up startups best practices.
The client has a very strong presence in the market and is looking to innovate and bring more clients from the Millennials segment to gain competitive edge against other banks and engage new clients in the fastest possible way through digital tools.
In K2 Digital Ventures, we work together with the clients to meet the needs of our client’s customers and attract them responding to these needs through technology. We look at the client digital ecosystem and bring ideas that can work inside this ecosystem and enhance it. Having a view on startups solutions within the global market allowed to extract assumptions that led towards designing new product and its digital customer journey.
The Selection Phase of the project identified several areas and technology specific to each of the area that the client can explore and in the future implement to its own digital ecosystem driving engagement of existing and new segments of clients.
The client’s internal IT hub delivers IT solutions for an internal demand. The solutions also are proving excellent as a standalone tools and have potential to be scaled globally throughout the organization, as well as outside. The client is aiming to discover an adequate business model that can help them scale the developed product.
At K2 Digital Ventures, we show the clients how to build innovation using a bottom-up approach – incentivizing employees to deliver innovative ideas and spread these ideas. Thanks to exploring Intraprenuership and Lean Startup methodologies we equipped the client with tools to help them build business case from their internal idea and commercialize the idea outside their closest business environment.
The client was looking into ways to diversify its offer against its competitors. Developing and partially equipping the building was not driving expected value. The client was seeing technology innovation as the best differentiator in the market.
At K2 Digital Ventures, we show the clients how to build innovation using a bottom-up approach – stimulating employees to deliver innovative ideas and spread these ideas.
Thanks to Intrapreneurship and Lean Startup workshops, the client ended up equipped with adequate knowledge and best practices to achieve the goals of bring the innovative ideas out and sharing them across the organization.
Our client aimed to enhance the portfolio of available products and services and open a way to enter new market segments through technology innovation.
K2 Digital Ventures Accelerator and Incubator Building service allowed to design and build an effectively operating Incubator fully equipped with startups projects search tools. The Incubator was not only aimed to look for projects outside but also ready to bring employees' inner creativity out and generate innovative projects inside the organization. Having a view on startups solutions allows to extract the best, the most revolutionary concepts which in turn smooth out the digital transformation of the client.
K2 Digital Ventures organized a series of workshops providing client’s employees with concrete tools and models that prepare them to pitch ideas inside the organization.
The new European PSD2 directive about to be introduced between year 2018 and 2019 will pose a challenge for financial institutions in Europe. They will now be obliged to share information about their clients with authorized entities via standardized interface (API). This is a game changing implication that might transform the way banks operate nowadays, influencing their products and services portfolio.
Therefore, the regulation is perceived as a risk to the industry. The major challenge to our client was to prepare best strategy for the upcoming situation.
Based on our experience in designing new services and products approaching the problem first from business model perspective, we delivered new ways to attract clients, monetize products and enhance product offerings using API requirement introduced by European Parliament.
We make the strongest Product Design team in Poland.
We can create daring products for corporations, such as PZU Drive.
We have full support of the K2 Group, where two leading Polish startups were incubated Audioteka and Oktawave.
Arek Skuza is one of the 50 most creative entrepreneurs in Poland, according to ‘Brief’ magazine. His companies operated on American and European markets. He’s the originator and the first CEO of iTraff Technology – a company offering the fastest image recognition technology in the world. At multiple times he raised capital for innovative enterprises both in Poland and on the western markets. He’s also the author of the book “Startups, investors, money”. For several years he’s been among the experts of NCBiR and PARP.
Working at K2 for 11 years, he’s been through all the stages. He was an Account Manager, a Head of Research and Development, a Co-managing Director. He remembers each of the 146 awards won by K2 during this period. He believes that there will be more changes in marketing in the next 3 years than there have been in the last 50. He’s not scared of these changes
A Software Engineer on a mission to facilitate technology in building business.
Working for IT for 18 years, in the last 6 years he’s been developing the business of mobile applications in the UK, and since 2011 he’s been helping introduce innovative technology for K2’s clients, among others: PZU, PKN ORLEN, Bank Pekao SA, Carrefour, and Getin Bank. A finalist of Cannes Lions Innovation 2013.
For 9 years he’s been responsible for creating digital products, designing maintenance, applications and services. Because an idea is not a business yet, but without it and its effective execution there won’t be any business.
I am a „digital disruptor” with experience as a business analyst and application architect.
I help corporations launch innovative business ventures.
I know how to build new products and services through efficient cooperation with top-notch startups and innovators.
I know that value comes from seeing what customers need and I am delivering it. Business model first, technology and concept of product second.
I don’t consult. I build.
I have taken part in projects that support the biggest B2C loyalty programs in Poland.
I also have participated in projects as a business analyst or „digital disruptor” for the following companies: Nationale Nederlanden, IKEA, Discovery Networks, Raiffeisen Polbank, Roche, Shell, Procter & Gamble, SKANSKA, Carrefour, Groupe Lagardère, PZU, PGNiG, PKN ORLEN, Audioteka.pl, Enel-Med, Neuca. I am still working for some of them.