Red Trait Ventures is a different kind of early stage angel seed incubator; we use a blended startup studio model to create and execute new innovative concepts with our internal resources and we also leverage new ideas by pivoting off of our existing platforms. With our shared resources and common expertise, we work on multiple projects simultaneously. And unlike startups at traditional incubators that evolve independently, all concepts in Red Trait Ventures’ portfolio collaborate collectively and share data, users & customers with the belief that the success of one translates into the success of the other. We understand the startup culture and have been through the challenges that they experience. It’s no secret that most startups fail within their first year of launch; but our collaborative approach offers each one a better chance of success. Our goal is to educate future generations of entrepreneurs through collaborative thinking, challenging the norm, focus, and strong organization to create valuable companies. Startup studios can be the new business school for emerging entrepreneurs.
Our red energy represents passion, action, strength and excitement. It stands for drive & determination. Our way of working encourages explorers and pioneers, entrepreneurs and builders, who want to be first to discover new realms and are not afraid to pursue dreams.
Red Trait Ventures can be best described as a startup studio that invests in and works on multiple startups simultaneously. Each startup sprouts from the foundations of one of our current projects and can share similar platforms and other resources. We understand how to combine the strengths of our team and interpret the needs of each startup.
We seek talented, like-minded team members who can execute and see opportunities through to launch. Our team consists of awesome senior management leaders, technologists, and front end designers who will bring each idea to life.
As a hybrid early stage incubator, we differentiate ourselves simply because we generate opportunities from within and transform great ideas into great businesses by contributing both seed and human capital from common resources. And we educate young entrepreneurs to become great entrepreneurs though mentorship and access to years of experience. We focus on the first line of success, achieving value through users and revenue!
Like every other investor, we are looking for that next “Unicorn” (billion-dollar startup) but the difference is that we work to help achieve this goal collectively. We don’t hope for things to happen, we help make it happen! We are not passive investors, we get involved with valuable human capital, strong management disciplines, brilliant technologists and awesome design teams. Through hands on management, day-to-day operations, peer to peer mentorship, relationships & contacts, we co-suffer, if you will, as one team to reach a common goal.
The success of our startups also depends on the right leadership. We are always looking for like-minded entrepreneurs to collaborate and co-found compelling opportunities. If you are a ‘wantrepreneur’ in search of pitch competitions, happy hours and fuzz ball games, we’re probably not for you. That’s not to say we don’t know how to have fun but our primary focus is to build and launch great products quickly! We’re here to mentor, and work late nights to succeed. Our team members and mentors work round-the-clock, fueled with a mixture of “ramen & red bull” in order to meet tight deadlines under tight budgets.
The big advantage of collaborating with Red Trait Ventures is our ability to assist young founders with great ideas and match them with instant teams to build out great startup ideas. You don’t need to take the journey alone! We have the ability to surround you with talented C-Level management, technologists and design teams to help bring your winning concept to life.
So you’re funded; now what? We get requests from young founders to help get them to the next level because they simply couldn’t find the right human capital or skills to get their startup off the ground.
You don’t need to take the journey alone! Quite frankly, funding is only the first hurdle of the startup journey; finding the right teammates that work as hard as you do and fit your needs will be even more challenging. Most founders struggle to attract teams that produce investment-grade companies. Red Trait Ventures provides the human resources that startups so desperately need and we can accelerate this process, allowing you the ability to focus on what you do best.
We bring an experienced management team to guide you through your journey, not just simply lending names. Our team will be there to actively advise, mentor, plan and manage. This brings great value when the startup is ready to initiate the next funding round and can make the difference!
There are no copy and paste business models for startups; each has unique requirements and even the best laid plans need to adjust. We take care of all the administrative stuff like researching grants, filing for patents & trademarks, financial forecasts, shareholder cap tables, and figuring out the right presentations for the investors and the marketplace.
Do you have an awesome business idea that you don’t have the time to pursue? As a startup studio we can help bring it to life. Contact us and let us know what you have in mind and let’s see if we can collaborate and build cool things together.
We love innovation that fills a market need that can then pivot off the same underlining technology and morph into a concept that fills yet another market need. For example, we funded www.gripevine.com to offer a cool add-on feature to help companies monitor social media for customer care issues. This value-added feature then launched a new stand-alone application that provides dynamic social monitoring with deeper and richer functionality, across any online sentiment. That’s the value of concept leveraging.
If we think there’s an opportunity to grow out your ideas or current business model, our startup studio would seed them, compensate you with equity, apply the right team and take care of the administrative stuff to see these ideas through. We give great ideas life!