An increasing number of young entrepreneurs, instead of joining an investment fund, contact company builders – experienced company creators which help develop start-up ventures. This phenomenon originates from Silicon Valley, and for some time now it has also been developing in Poland.
To put it simply, company builders are companies building other companies. They are also known as venture builders or start-up builders. Although there are some subtle differences – some invest resources only in their own ideas, while others encourage external initiators to participate in building business ventures together – for the most part, the objective is the same: creation of viable enterprises to provide financing for other business ideas to come.
A new initiative addressed to entrepreneurs has been introduced to the Polish market. To Reforge is a company which builds other ventures (so-called company builder). It combines the potential of an accelerator programme and seed fund, but its key objective is the construction of new companies with the participation of a team of experts.
– We don’t want to invest in companies which are fully developed. We build new companies by providing them with dedicated teams – explains CEO of To Reforge, Łukasz Krasnopolski. To Reforge focuses on business experiments to be able to verify within a short period of time whether a particular business is scalable and has the potential for international development.