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About VS12

Venture Studio 12 was founded in a second floor studio overlooking the Venice Pier on 12 Washington Blvd. in the heart of Silicon Beach, California in 1999. Since 1999, VS12 has been incubating and accelerating startups into sustainable businesses. Our firm is focused on investments primarily on SaaS, proptech, fintech and blockchain technologies. Assets under management include 25 brands, 11 corporations and tech startups in seed stage from Los Angeles to Singapore and Manila that have combined to generate nearly $350 million in revenue over 20 years.

WHAT IS A
VENTURE STUDIO?

A venture studio is an organization that creates startups, typically by providing the initial team, strategic direction and capital for the startup to reach product-market fit. For those unfamiliar with the venture studio framework, it’s a new model for entrepreneurship, combining company building with venture funding. By design, venture studios play the role of matchmaker, linking business ideas to their talented counterparts to execute those ideas.

Venture studios help entrepreneurs grapple with the unknowns of building a new company by providing them with an initial capital amount and operational support. A venture studio’s main goal is to found as many successful startups as possible — all from the ground up.

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Jon Krabbe, Luigi Amante, and Tiger Bitanga, pictured in the Venice Beach studio office where they founded their first company, The Design People, Inc., in 1999.

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"We help entrepreneurs grapple with the unknowns of building a new company."

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As a venture studio, we provide a new model for entrepreneurship, combining company building with venture funding. We play the role of both builder and matchmaker, linking business ideas to the right people to execute those ideas. Our goal is to launch as many successful startups as possible — all from the ground up.

Get in touch with us if you want to get involved in the exciting things we’re doing here at VS12.

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