approach

Unlocking AI

After years of research in the field, we have cultivated
an integrative approach to building AI ventures. Including all relevant stakeholders during each step of
the way.
The Merantix Network

The ideal network to build an AI venture

We are cultivating an international network which addresses the key domains towards unlocking AI. This integrative approach enables our founders to seize AI from day one on.
  • TALENT
    We have deep connections to the top talent pools of the world, which lets our Founders acquire the ideal talents for their journey.
  • DATA
    Our partners provide our Founders with access to large proprietary datasets for rapid prototyping and building.
  • INDUSTRY
    Thorough product- and market validation are key for building a lasting AI venture, and our network of industry heavyweights enables this.
  • RESEARCH
    Our academic partnerships in Germany and the world ensure we stay at the forefront of translate cutting edge research into real-world products.
  • FINANCING
    Our investor network, ranging from family offices to global leaders, is focussed on AI and the more long-term investment strategies needed to secure it.
  • REGULATION
    Partnering up with the global AI community  is our way to push regulatory processes and attract public funding.
The venture building approach

A holistic philosophy to venture building

As a Venture Studio, we integrate this network into our three-step venture building process, which sets its primary focus on a thorough ideation, validation and team building phase, giving each venture the time it needs to grow.
IDEATION
Incubation
SCALING
Step One IDEATION
The ideation phase is the crucial phase in venture building. This is why we don’t put a time limit on ideation.

Together with our team, as well as external industry partners, our Founders brainstorm ideas and test them out using real datasets. This allows us to iterate using real user feedback and find a product or business model that will sustain.
our focus
Time to validate
Internal & external collaboration
Internal knowledge
sharing
Step Two INCUBATION
We only start incubation once we have validated the product and business model.

During this phase we give our Founders access to our vast talent pool, and help them knock on the right doors so that they can build the ideal team for their venture.

We also continue working on the product, leading the way to pilot projects with industry partners to ensure that we never lose sight of customer needs.
our focus
Access to talent pool
Best practice sharing
Industry contacts
Step Three SCALING
Finding the right investor is the key to enabling sustainable growth.

We are very careful in the selection of investors, making sure that they offer our Founders the best-most launchpad for the next steps of each venture.

We make sure that our Founders and their team remain in charge of the majority of the equity and ownership.
our focus
Best Practice sharing
High equity for team & founders
Investor vetting
Step One Ideation
The ideation phase is the crucial phase in venture building. This is why we don’t put a time limit on ideation.

Together with our team, as well as external industry partners, we brainstorm ideas and test them out using real datasets. This allows us to iterate using real user feedback and find a product or business model that will sustain.
our focus
Time to  validate
Collaboration internally & externally
Internal knowledge
sharing
Step Two Incubation
We only start incubation once we have validated the product and business model.

During this phase we give you access to our vast talent pool, and help you knock on the right doors so you can build the ideal team for your venture.

We also continue working on the product, leading the way to pilot projects with industry partners to ensure that we never lose sight of customer needs.
our focus
Access to talent pool
Best practice sharing
Industry contacts
Step Three Series A
Finding the right investor is the key to enabling sustainable growth.

We are very careful in the selection of investors, making sure that they will offer you the best-most launchpad for the next steps of your venture.

We make sure that you and your team remain in charge of the majority of the equity and ownership.
our focus
Access to investor network
Best practice sharing
High equity for team & founders

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Founders’ journey?

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