The Age of Collaboration III from Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D. Little

New Age of Collaboration Report reveals true impact of startup-corporate collaboration

News 9. December 2022.

Match-Maker Ventures (MMV) and Arthur D. Little announced today the release of their third joint report “The Age of Collaboration III” (AOC), a global, all-stakeholder encompassing report exploring the dynamics of the corporate-startup collaboration ecosystem. Six years after their first Age of Collaboration it is clear how the Corp-Up phenomenon (startup-corporate collaboration) has experienced seemingly unstoppable growth and development. Being the most used and least stopped collaboration vehicle between startups and corporates, Corp-Up is a multitool which brings tangible impact for those who actively engage in it – and that impact is sizeable, projected to grow, and bigger than they think!

The AOC reports the findings of the largest and most global study ever into the world of Corp-Up collaborations exploring the new developments, enduring challenges, and proven best practices. The underlying data comprises 770+ responses from corporates and startups in 85 countries worldwide, providing the most comprehensive view of the collaboration landscape to date.

“The perspectives of our respondents and the data we have synthesized for this report demonstrate to us the clear and continued value that Corp-Up provides to active collaborators. And we observed that collaborators may not even realize the business impact that comes from Corp-Up which means that it is bigger than they think!” said Nicolai Schättgen, CEO at Match-Maker Ventures.

We are delighted to report that startup-corporate collaborations have endured and even further developed as crucial drivers of innovation across industries and markets – despite very difficult time from a pandemic, economic and geopolitical situation. Our study clearly shows the benefits of cooperations – far beyond the individual cooperation itself,” said Maximilian Scherr, Partner at Arthur D. Little.

For startup and corporate players in Corp-Up collaborations, the insights gathered in this report will surely prove invaluable.


About Match-Maker Ventures

Match-Maker Ventures (MMV) drives tangible business impact by matching the innovation power of high-growth tech companies with the assets of large corporates. Their thoroughly vetted portfolio scaleups have proven their value through 100+ impactful collaborations across 50+ countries in telecom, banking, and beyond. Their global network of 100+ senior industry experts enables them to identify the best-fitting solutions for the dynamic needs of organizations, creating “perfect matches” by leveraging their network’s combined industry expertise. Through a thorough match-making process, MMV ensures the right partners collaborate in the right way at the right time.


About Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. ADL is an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and transformation in technology-intensive and converging industries. They navigate their clients through changing business ecosystems to uncover new growth opportunities. ADL enables their clients to build innovation capabilities and transform their organizations. Their consultants have strong practical industry experience combined with excellent knowledge of key trends and dynamics. ADL is present in the most important business centers around the world and serves most of the Fortune 1000 companies, in addition to other leading firms and public sector organizations.

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