THE GARAGE

LET’S co-found

YOUR STARTUP

We partner with the best founders to build, fund, and scale new disrupting startups.

why choose a startup studio to build your next startup ?

THE Startup STudio model differences

Compared to a “classic” startup creation or to standard startup incubation or acceleration models, a startup studio approach aims at gaining two key advantages:

  • Lowering and mitigating a startup’s risk of failure
  • Enhancing the quality

 

Such advantages allow:

  • Investors to approach the startup world with a new type of investment and diversification strategy, going beyond the classic diversification tactics.
  • Enterprises to become industry partners of the studio, nurturing a hub of new startups. Those can be acquired at favourable conditions and be more easily integrated in a company’s technical and business processes.
  • Wannabe founders to build an enterprise in a “controlled environment”, learning on the job how to be a successful entrepreneur.

WHY US

IMPRESSIVE SUCCESS RATES

+70% success rate

Our Startups have less chance of failing than traditional ones (which fail 9 times out of 10)

FASTER EXIT TIME 4,3Y vrs 8Y

The zero-to-exit time is around 4.3 years instead of 8 years of traditional ones.

FASTER EXIT RATE 16% vrs 8%

The exit rate is around 16% (with a range from 9% to 30%), for VC is around 8%.

HIGHER IRR 53% vrs 21%

The average internal rate of return for a Studio is 53%, for a traditional startup 21.3%.

HIGHER EVALUATIONS €74M vrs €50M

The average valuation is estimated at 74 million dollars against the 50 million of traditional ones.

how to apply ?

There are various ways to access our Garage programs

Propose your project to Foolfarm

  • If you have a startup idea and determination, professionalism and desire to get involved, send us your pitch deck application!  You will be able to access the Special Garage, My Garage or Pit Stop garage programs and we will build and co-found your startup together from the foundations up.

Submit your project  to the next CASTY 

  • If you have a new business idea, a prototype or you have just started your own startup, or you have an MVP, apply to participate in our next Casty Garage which takes place every 6 months. 
WHAT IS A CASTY

how WE SELECT IDEAS

Every 6 months we launch a CASTY aimed at selecting new entrepreneurial ideas or early stage startups in the AI & Blockchain sector; it is an original format, similar to a Hackathon but of television inspiration, in which both Startups in the embryonic phase and not yet established, and Startups in early stage can participate.

All startups will be judged by a super jury and the event will be live on television with tele-voting from home

The two winners (one from each category) of the CASTY Garage will win a 3-month incubation program at the Foolfarm Milan Studios at the end of which the Startups will be presented to the FoolFarm investor community in one of our Investors Day to raise new funds and develop their projects within the FoolFarm Studios. 

Are interested? Apply to the next CASTY GARAGE now!’

OUR GARAGE PROCESS

We are not an incubator nor just a venture capital firm. In our GARAGE we create, fund and finance innovative companies through our innovative dual model. At our GARAGE we are multilingual: we speak execution, marketing, operations, technology, finance, and more. We know how to start and finance a venture and how to give it the best shot to scale and succeed. These  are the 6 steps we take and how we work.

SELECTION

We continuously seek applications from aspiring entrepreneurs.

Validation

We invest in the most disruptive startups then we assign each a vertical team to prepare to win at the big day !

Build

Our engineers develop the first MVP with bombproof technology and a magnetic UX to validate the market and acquire first customers

SCALE

We support Startups in their subsequent growth path by accompanying them up to their Series A round through the services of our farm and our investment ecosystem

BE FOOL is our exclusive venture building method

We strongly believe that success for a startup is not reached by chance or luck, but is the result of expertise, methodology and resources. Foolfarm invented BeFOOL, a venture building proprietary method, which turns a startup idea into a successful business like no others designed to reduce the risk of startup failure, and to enhance the quality of the startups produced.

SPECIAL GARAGE

It all starts with a deep market analysis to identify new ideas and opportunities for growing markets. Together with our team we brainstorm ideas and test them out using real datasets to find a product or business model that will sustain.

MY GARAGE

Once we find a great idea, we start working on to validate market appeal. If it works we set-up a newco and begin to prepare the first round of financing.

do you have a great idea? let's build your startup together