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Venture Studio Overview

The Blackbeard Dashboard

Welcome to the Blackbeard Dashboard, your gateway to the world of Blackbeard Venture Studio. Explore our comprehensive services, witness our expertise across different industries, and delve into the figures that drive our business forward. Discover the essence of Blackbeard, where exciting ventures come to life.
Services
Up and comming
4
Ventures
in Pipeline
3+
Leading Corporate Partners
95+
Customer
NPS Score
Pirates

Your Crew

Your crew

We embrace the spirit of piracy in our pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our crew of seasoned entrepreneurs brings a wealth of experience from the startup and corporate worlds. With a diverse range of backgrounds in engineering, software development, economics, marketing, and more, we set sail together with you on daring ventures.
arrr@blackbeard.studio
Pirate Tales

Logbook

Introducing the latest updates from the Seven Seas, where exciting tales unfold.
51° 27.270' N, 2° 35.274' W
May 23, 1680
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16:08
Blackbeard’s Birth.
32° 46.380’ N, 79° 56.501’ W
Nov 22, 1718
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17:18
Blackbeard’s Last Battle.
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jul 17, 2022
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10:00
The crew grows.
47° 22.851’ N, 8° 31.144’ E
Jul 1, 2022
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07:30
Blackbeard Venture Studio sets its sails.
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 1, 2022
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08:16
New headquarters.
47° 22.420’ N, 8° 32.115’ E
Dec 15, 2022
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15:00
Pirate’s feast.
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jan 1, 2023
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00:00
2023
47° 22.585’ N, 8° 32.860’ E
Jan 10, 2023
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12:00
Venture Building Framework
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Mar 1, 2023
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09:00
Marketing buccaneer joins Blackbeard’s crew.
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Apr 4, 2023
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16:08
Ahoy LinkedIn
47° 21.584' N, 8° 32.926' E
Apr 6, 2023
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09:37
Foundera moves out.
47° 21.806 N, 8° 30.794 E
May 17, 2023
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13:18
NERVES x BLACKBEARD VENTURE STUDIO
52° 25.265’ N, 4° 50.067’ E
Jun 20, 2023
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08:26
TNW Conference
47° 22.425’ N, 8° 32.261’ E
Aug 30, 2023
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09:00
OYU Digital
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 20, 2023
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14:00
Blackbeard x 3ap
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 27, 2023
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08:20
Blackbeard AdVenture Series
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Oct 9, 2023
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15:00
Welcome aboard, Simon!
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
01.11.2023
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07:00
Welcome on board, Dimitri
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
02.11.2023
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17:30
Blackbeard AdVenture Series – Session 2
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51° 27.270' N, 2° 35.274' W
May 23, 1680
|
16:08
Blackbeard’s Birth.
Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, was a notorious pirate who roamed the seas during the early 18th century. Born around 1680 in Bristol, England, Blackbeard's life remains shrouded in mystery. However, his formidable reputation as a fearsome pirate has endured through the ages.
Read more
32° 46.380’ N, 79° 56.501’ W
Nov 22, 1718
|
17:18
Blackbeard’s Last Battle.
Despite his notoriety, Blackbeard's demise marked a turning point in the fight against piracy. His menacing legacy, combined with his capture and subsequent beheading, served as a stern warning to all who dared follow in his footsteps.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jul 17, 2022
|
10:00
The crew grows.
Welcome aboard, Michael. A seasoned project leader with vast venture building expertise, joining Blackbeard's crew.
Read more
47° 22.851’ N, 8° 31.144’ E
Jul 1, 2022
|
07:30
Blackbeard Venture Studio sets its sails.
With the mission of building new businesses for enterprises in sight, Blackbeard Venture Studio hoisted the sail. We launch forward with full power and love for what we do!
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 1, 2022
|
08:16
New headquarters.
Blackbeard has boldly hoisted anchor and claimed a new pirate's den at Bodmerstrasse 9 in Zurich Enge. A haven for both daring adventurers and cunning ventures. Exciting times ahead.
Read more
47° 22.420’ N, 8° 32.115’ E
Dec 15, 2022
|
15:00
Pirate’s feast.
Blackbeard's Christmas dinner: Rum, cigar tasting, exquisite food paired with wine. Reflecting on the past year, anticipating the adventures ahead.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jan 1, 2023
|
00:00
2023
Armed with unwavering determination and a thirst for innovation, we embark on a year brimming with audacious plans.
Read more
47° 22.585’ N, 8° 32.860’ E
Jan 10, 2023
|
12:00
Venture Building Framework
We successfully implemented our own venture building framework. With 100 tasks to success.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Mar 1, 2023
|
09:00
Marketing buccaneer joins Blackbeard’s crew.
Meet Marco, the master at arms of marketing and communications!
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Apr 4, 2023
|
16:08
Ahoy LinkedIn
After 278 days since we set sail, we are thrilled to finally publish our first post here. 🏴‍☠️
Read more
47° 21.584' N, 8° 32.926' E
Apr 6, 2023
|
09:37
Foundera moves out.
It's been an amazing adventure, and we're thrilled to have been part of it. We wish Foundera smooth sailing on the open seas ahead, and we can't wait to raise a beer together in their new quarters. Fair winds and following seas!
Read more
47° 21.806 N, 8° 30.794 E
May 17, 2023
|
13:18
NERVES x BLACKBEARD VENTURE STUDIO
We're thrilled to announce a joint venture with Nerves, a creative agency renowned for its service-driven excellence and innovative prowess. This week marks the beginning of our collaborative journey, with a freshly inked contract paving the way for this exciting new endeavor.
Read more
52° 25.265’ N, 4° 50.067’ E
Jun 20, 2023
|
08:26
TNW Conference
Our team attended the TNW Conference in Amsterdam, a remarkable platform for exchanging ideas. Highlights included time with advisor Gian Reto à Porta and the innovative team at Norm, deepening collaboration. Let's push tech boundaries together!
Read more
47° 22.425’ N, 8° 32.261’ E
Aug 30, 2023
|
09:00
OYU Digital
Not just a go-live of a website, but a first step on a greenfield digital customer experience for our client. We are proud to have accompanied Oyu not only as the lead venture builder but also in the role of product owner for the completely integrated customer journey.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 20, 2023
|
14:00
Blackbeard x 3ap
We have some thrilling news to share! Blackbeard Venture Studio is proud to announce a strategic partnership with 3AP, a leader in digitalization and scalable digital solutions.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 27, 2023
|
08:20
Blackbeard AdVenture Series
The inaugural Blackbeard AdVenture Session brought together like-minded individuals to tackle challenges in venture building, featuring diverse experts. The event started with discussions on their latest stealth venture and continued with social interactions at Garibaldi Bar.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Oct 9, 2023
|
15:00
Welcome aboard, Simon!
Blackbeard's crew is growing and we are more than excited to have Simon as a managing partner for this journey. Simon brings a ton of invaluable experience with him through his previous roles with a strong focus on innovation and venture building.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
01.11.2023
|
07:00
Welcome on board, Dimitri
Dimitri joins us as a Senior Venture Builder, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the insurance and tech industries. His profound insights, passion for innovation, and a track record of driving transformative projects are just a few reasons why we're over the moon to have him onboard.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
02.11.2023
|
17:30
Blackbeard AdVenture Series – Session 2
Another great session in the books! Episode 2 of our AdVenture Series was a resounding success, with brilliant minds converging to explore the future of document handling for SMEs and the use of #GenerativeAI
Read more
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51° 27.270' N, 2° 35.274' W
May 23, 1680
|
16:08
Blackbeard’s Birth.
Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, was a notorious pirate who roamed the seas during the early 18th century. Born around 1680 in Bristol, England, Blackbeard's life remains shrouded in mystery. However, his formidable reputation as a fearsome pirate has endured through the ages.
Read more
32° 46.380’ N, 79° 56.501’ W
Nov 22, 1718
|
17:18
Blackbeard’s Last Battle.
Despite his notoriety, Blackbeard's demise marked a turning point in the fight against piracy. His menacing legacy, combined with his capture and subsequent beheading, served as a stern warning to all who dared follow in his footsteps.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jul 17, 2022
|
10:00
The crew grows.
Welcome aboard, Michael. A seasoned project leader with vast venture building expertise, joining Blackbeard's crew.
Read more
47° 22.851’ N, 8° 31.144’ E
Jul 1, 2022
|
07:30
Blackbeard Venture Studio sets its sails.
With the mission of building new businesses for enterprises in sight, Blackbeard Venture Studio hoisted the sail. We launch forward with full power and love for what we do!
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 1, 2022
|
08:16
New headquarters.
Blackbeard has boldly hoisted anchor and claimed a new pirate's den at Bodmerstrasse 9 in Zurich Enge. A haven for both daring adventurers and cunning ventures. Exciting times ahead.
Read more
47° 22.420’ N, 8° 32.115’ E
Dec 15, 2022
|
15:00
Pirate’s feast.
Blackbeard's Christmas dinner: Rum, cigar tasting, exquisite food paired with wine. Reflecting on the past year, anticipating the adventures ahead.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Jan 1, 2023
|
00:00
2023
Armed with unwavering determination and a thirst for innovation, we embark on a year brimming with audacious plans.
Read more
47° 22.585’ N, 8° 32.860’ E
Jan 10, 2023
|
12:00
Venture Building Framework
We successfully implemented our own venture building framework. With 100 tasks to success.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Mar 1, 2023
|
09:00
Marketing buccaneer joins Blackbeard’s crew.
Meet Marco, the master at arms of marketing and communications!
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Apr 4, 2023
|
16:08
Ahoy LinkedIn
After 278 days since we set sail, we are thrilled to finally publish our first post here. 🏴‍☠️
Read more
47° 21.584' N, 8° 32.926' E
Apr 6, 2023
|
09:37
Foundera moves out.
It's been an amazing adventure, and we're thrilled to have been part of it. We wish Foundera smooth sailing on the open seas ahead, and we can't wait to raise a beer together in their new quarters. Fair winds and following seas!
Read more
47° 21.806 N, 8° 30.794 E
May 17, 2023
|
13:18
NERVES x BLACKBEARD VENTURE STUDIO
We're thrilled to announce a joint venture with Nerves, a creative agency renowned for its service-driven excellence and innovative prowess. This week marks the beginning of our collaborative journey, with a freshly inked contract paving the way for this exciting new endeavor.
Read more
52° 25.265’ N, 4° 50.067’ E
Jun 20, 2023
|
08:26
TNW Conference
Our team attended the TNW Conference in Amsterdam, a remarkable platform for exchanging ideas. Highlights included time with advisor Gian Reto à Porta and the innovative team at Norm, deepening collaboration. Let's push tech boundaries together!
Read more
47° 22.425’ N, 8° 32.261’ E
Aug 30, 2023
|
09:00
OYU Digital
Not just a go-live of a website, but a first step on a greenfield digital customer experience for our client. We are proud to have accompanied Oyu not only as the lead venture builder but also in the role of product owner for the completely integrated customer journey.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 20, 2023
|
14:00
Blackbeard x 3ap
We have some thrilling news to share! Blackbeard Venture Studio is proud to announce a strategic partnership with 3AP, a leader in digitalization and scalable digital solutions.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Sep 27, 2023
|
08:20
Blackbeard AdVenture Series
The inaugural Blackbeard AdVenture Session brought together like-minded individuals to tackle challenges in venture building, featuring diverse experts. The event started with discussions on their latest stealth venture and continued with social interactions at Garibaldi Bar.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
Oct 9, 2023
|
15:00
Welcome aboard, Simon!
Blackbeard's crew is growing and we are more than excited to have Simon as a managing partner for this journey. Simon brings a ton of invaluable experience with him through his previous roles with a strong focus on innovation and venture building.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
01.11.2023
|
07:00
Welcome on board, Dimitri
Dimitri joins us as a Senior Venture Builder, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the insurance and tech industries. His profound insights, passion for innovation, and a track record of driving transformative projects are just a few reasons why we're over the moon to have him onboard.
Read more
47° 21.916' N, 8° 31.986' E
02.11.2023
|
17:30
Blackbeard AdVenture Series – Session 2
Another great session in the books! Episode 2 of our AdVenture Series was a resounding success, with brilliant minds converging to explore the future of document handling for SMEs and the use of #GenerativeAI
Read more
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Case

Foundera

Foundera is a corporate venture of Die Mobiliar (Mobi). Mobi is the oldest private insurer in Switzerland and the largest insurer in the SME sector. Foundera was initialised as a joint venture by a leading Swiss Bank and Mobiliar with the aim of strengthening the respective SME business ecosystem.
Venture Development
Digital Development
Stakeholder Management
Marketing
Experimentation
Recruiting
Ecosystem Building
Ad interm Staffing
Growth Strategy
Biz Dev
Setup
Legal & IP
HR Services
100+
Company formations
100+
Company formations
Founders accompanied via platform from request to successful company foundation
2
Prototypes
2
Prototypes
Prototypes launched and tested
1
MVP
1
MVP
Launched and iterated to scalable product
4
BBVS Pirates
4
BBVS Pirates
Blackbeard Venture Studio Pirates staffed for transition phase (6 month) incl. lead
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Case

Allmyhomes

allmyhomes accompanies your flat purchase from the search to the handover of the keys. We were able to support allmyhomes in their market entry into Switzerland and lay the foundations for a successful start.
Venture Development
Digital Developement
Stakeholder Management
Biz Dev
Discovery
Setup
Experimentation
HR & Recruiting
Marketing
Legal & IP
Ongoing Recrution
Growth Strategy
Ecosystem Building
Ad interim Staffing
134M
Object Volume
134M
Object Volume
Project object volume acquired
2
Objects Acquired
2
Objects Acquired
Two properties acquired as first customers
5
Months
5
Months
For market entry in Switzerland
1
BBVS Pirate
1
BBVS Pirate
For the entire duration of the project
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Case

OYU

OYU is a corporate venture of the "Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Bad Zurzach + Baden” (SGBZ). SGBZ is a leading Swiss player for health promotion and rehabilitation with 20+ locations trough Switzerland (clinics and thermal baths). OYU was founded with the intention of covering a new business field within the foundation group and is hence fully owned by the foundation.
Venture Development
Digital Development
Stakeholder Management
Experimentation
E-Commerce + POS
Discovery
Ideation
Marketing
Biz Dev
Legal & IP
HR & Recruting
Networking
35+
Staff Hired
35+
Staff Hired
Staffed Team incl. CEO from Project Team
85+
Interviews Conducted
85+
Interviews Conducted
Interviews with industry experts, users and partners
E2E
Hybrid Customer Experience
E2E
Hybrid Customer Experience
CX developed (Offline + Digital)
996m²
Commercial Space Developed
996m²
Commercial Space Developed
Commercial space scouted & Developed at tier 1 location in Zurich
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Case

Rocket-List

With Rocket-List, parents-to-be can create their personal baby list and add products from any online shop. Rocket-List.com offers you independent product recommendations from parents and experts. So parents, family and friends can find the best products faster and organise everything clearly in one place.
Discovery
Development
Digital Marketing
Market Research
Ideation
Venture Building
Biz Dev
PR
3M
3 Months
3M
3 Months
Time to Market
2
Joint-venture
2
Joint-venture
Companies joining forces
500
Customers
500
Customers
Paying Customers
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Pirate Rules

Codex

Like the pirates of the old, we embrace our own codex. These principles are a compass for our actions, shaping our journey and anchoring us to our roots. They are the wind in our sails, propelling us forward as we chart new territories and seize untapped opportunities.
01
Honor the
Pirate's Code
Authenticity is our treasure. We uphold our values, staying true to ourselves and to you.
02
Charting
New Horizons
We embrace the adventure of the unknown, navigating uncharted seas to find the gold of opportunity.
03
Unyielding
Pirate Unity
We sail together, fostering unity and loyalty. Our crew is our strength, our family.
04
Resilience:
Our True North
We weather every storm, learning and evolving. In the face of adversity, we only grow stronger.
05
Partnerships:
Our Treasure Maps
We forge trust-filled partnerships, because the journey to success is best shared.
06
Small Vessels &
The Black Pearls
We use speed and agility, but also access brute strength when necessary.
07
Promise:
Our Sacred Oath
We deliver on our promises, exceeding expectations. Our commitment is as solid as a ship's hull.
08
A Toast
to Victories
We celebrate successes, raising our tankards high. Every win, big or small, is a treasure well-earned.
09
Reputation:
Our Pirate's Mark
Trust and integrity are our compass. We sail towards success, leaving a trail of good reputation.
You have read our Codex. If you agree to it, you can leave your Email and embark on the search for Blackbeard's treasure.

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