It is not always easy to foresee what new technology
can do …
... but we like innovative ventures and keep
Caneval Ventures is a business development company
specialized in starting, managing and growing new business
propositions and companies. It provides an entry point into
a network of independent professionals with a track record
in high-tech industries. We form teams on a project by project
basis to assess the market opportunity, develop the business
case, arrange funding and to carry out marketing, sales and
day-to-day operations. We are prepared to put our money where
our mouth is and take an active ownership. We combine informed
choice with timely action in order to to create value through
What we do
Business opportunity assessment
Only a few of all new ventures started annually become
truly successful, fast growing and profitable companies. We
believe that a clear vision on industry trends is essential
to generate and filter the right ideas and that a solid business
case and implementation plan is essential to become truly
successful. We have hands-on experience in strategy development,
business planning and launch management. We have been in various
ventures and have learned some lessons along the way. We can
help to assess the commercial potential of your idea or technology,
analyse the market opportunity, assess the critical success
factors and develop a business case and implementation plan.
Bringing new ventures to market
We believe that people with innovative ideas are not
necessarily interested or skilled to deal with the realities
of bringing new ventures to market and that people with a
drive to fulfil managerial roles (e.g. MBA's), are often not
well versed to truly understand and exploit the business potential
of new technologies. The gap between people with technical
know-how and those with strategic marketing and entrepreneurial
skills is, in our view, largely driving the so-called “knowledge
paradox”: The apparent contradiction that the presence of
unique technical and scientific know-how coincides with a
lack of successful new ventures and novel products and services.
We believe that we can bridge the gap between knowledge and
venturing. We provide value-added professional solutions for
individuals, institutes and companies to turn ideas and new
technology into successful commercial operations.
Managing business innovation
Mature and successful companies are not necessarily
well equipped to exploit emerging business opportunities,
simply because innovation requires a different mind-set, skill-set
and environment than running day-to-day operations. We provide
business development services to complement your organisation.
We can bring together professionals with a solid understanding
of marketing, technology and launch management to develop
and implement breakthrough business strategies and new propositions.
Providing business intelligence
Caneval actively monitors the developments in the renewable
energy, ICT & media and semi-conductor industries and
supports various initiatives to improve the innovation and
enterpreneurial climate in Europe. We provide industry reports,
consultancy services and presentations on request.
How we do it
By passionately pursuing opportunities that align with our
We assess business opportunities along two dimensions: "Business
potential" and "Ability to compete". This requires both a
strategic vision on markets and competitors and a realistic
view on the core competences of the parties and people involved.
Creating a successful venture is never a routine job,
nor an easy ride. It requires vision, focus, hard work and
above all a passion to deliver best-in-class results.
By utilizing a network of professionals
We provide an entry point into a network of independent
professionals from different industries with an extensive
track record in strategy, marketing, solutions design, operations
and general management.
By leveraging partnerships
We believe that an effective use of partnerships and supplier
relations is key to the creation of agile and cost effective
organisations that are ready to exploit new business opportunities.
We therefore partner with specialist companies in the communications,
IT and media value chain.
By living up to our core values
Our ambition is to create value through innovation. We provide
best-in-class core competences in business development and
create ventures that are fit for purpose. We are knowledgeable,
hands-on, flexible and cost-effective. Key company values
are to operate as one team, to maintain a meritocracy and
to foster an open and non-hierarchical working atmosphere.
We are dedicated to quality and getting things done.