Lux Research’s Corporate Venture Capital service helps you invest corporate funds in external start-ups by:
  • Identifying promising companies
  • Evaluating emerging markets
  • Analyzing disruptive technologies and business models

Lux helps narrow the field for game-changing partnerships, acquisitions, and M&A opportunities using its extensive, proprietary start-up analysis formula to shorten your evaluation time, advancing both your strategic and financial goals.

With many competing technologies and thousands of labs and start-ups, finding comparable companies for investment is difficult. Lux Research cuts through the plethora of publicly available information and conflicting data, and analyzes companies using a proven strategy, allowing you to weigh your options, along with the strengths and hurdles of each start-up.

ACCESS INFORMATION ON MORE THAN 25,000 COMPANIES IN 45 COUNTRIES

Lux Research clients have access to a history of start-up company analysis that is unsurpassed.  Visualize companies, technologies, and markets that fit your specific criteria easily and in minutes. A "Lux Take" quickly gives you a snapshot into those companies that might have challenges, and details what those barriers are and how likely they are to overcome them.  Using a scorecard approach that captures technology, market size, regulation, value chain barriers, innovation, people and network dynamics, we can determine the greatest impact on your success.
 

Company profiles on our Member Site let users filter and explore on a customizable grid to quickly and visually discover and compare companies, then drill into the full profiles for a deeper dive. Over 25 filters can be adjusted according to coverage area, Lux Take, organization type, business model, location, etc.

WE GET IT RIGHT CONSISTENTLY, DELIVERING INSIGHT AND ACTION TO CLIENTS LOOKING FOR GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

It's incredibly difficult to predict which emerging technologies are going to be a commercial success – reflected in the widely cited statistic that venture returns are constrained by the fact that only 7% to 10% of technology start-ups succeed. This unpredictability is a big challenge for those managing innovation programs. Our data scientists took a look back in time, comparing the Lux metrics to the subsequent outcomes from a large random sample of start-ups we had profiled across multiple technology categories. We found that the methodology can be used to identify and predict successful companies at rates as high as 50%Measuring and Quantifying Success in Innovation describes the methodology and the analysis of outcomes, as well as some of the critical success factors.