An innovation partner,
designed for rapid iteration,
by industry insiders.

Business transformation is now business as usual. Innovation is the next competitive advantage. You must be strategic and ready to execute.

At Before Alpha, we have decades of experience disrupting businesses.  We can help you manage your own disruption through our industry-leading innovation services.

Companies We've Worked With

"We worked with the team at Before Alpha to help with our emerging company partner strategy.  They were able to curate several high growth and sought-after companies from a few key segments.  We were impressed with both their speed and the quality of their insight.  Additionally, they had every company prepared, polished and ready to speak to our needs."

Zaki Fasihuddin

Global Head of Digital Business Development
McDonald's

Mission

Innovation labs, corporate development, startup partnerships, venture, innovation pilots, trendcasting, we help brands and executives at every level manage successful innovation programs as a service.

At Before Alpha, we believe all companies possess the fearlessness of founders, the nimbleness of startups, the insight of investors, and the vision of innovators.

It is our mission to unlock it.

Methodology

Innovation requires deconstructing our assumptions

Perspective

Understand the market
Consider vicinity
Day 1 mindset

Persona

Inventory customers
Missed opportunities
Next generation

Process

Identify bottlenecks
Describe simplicity
Get aligned

Product

Best at...
Worst at...
Envious of...

"Perspective, process and prescience.  These guys know what they’re talking about, helped concentrate our efforts, and speed up our results. Smart and easy to work with, I’d recommend them strongly."

Ed Kleban

Director Digital Strategy -- Marketing Innovation
News America Marketing

Offerings

Vision & Insights

Staying on top of every new innovation, invention or trend is virtually impossible. Knowledge is increasingly dynamic, real-time and ephemeral. We leverage our unique vantage point to give you oversight and insight into what matters, as quickly as possible.

Workshops

On-site education to build a foundation

Strategy

Plotting a trajectory for the future

Solutions Architecture

Designing and developing strategic solutions

Venture

Designing, building and launching corporate venture programs

Before Alpha's team of digital veterans are fully capable of transforming the digital ecosystem of an any large organization.

Brian Sathianathan

CDO and Co-Founder
Iterate.ai

Strategy & Connectivity

Near and long-term strategies are challenging in rapidly changing environments. Sustainable strategies eliminate distractions and drive actions. We connect you with innovators, founders, and thought leaders that can give you an unfair advantage and unique perspective.

Immersion

On-site and behind the scenes access to innovation hubs and startups

Curation

Identifying and vetting the most promising trends and technologies

Business Development

Identify and build partnerships with promising, emerging companies

Corporate Development

Defining M&A strategy, identifying opportunities, and executing deals

"Before Alpha has been invaluable connecting us to startups and translating their inherent value to our more than 300 global media and tech companies."

Bjarne Hareide

CEO and Founder
Digilabscandinavia AS

Execution & Actions

Execution always trails vision and strategy - it takes time to get everyone on board and online. Gaps in expertise are inevitable and costly to progress.  We apply our skills and techniques to make your progress seamless and scalable.

Prototyping

Bring new ideas to life for everyone to understand

Roadmapping

Develop the tangible building blocks for key initiatives

Dilligence

On-demand expertise for new innovations

Execution

Operating and executing a venture, business development and acquisition strategy

Venture Partner

Building, operating and scaling a corporate venture programs

Team

We see and seed the best ideas first, we’re investors.
We imagine, build and deliver solutions, we’re innovators.
We are creating disruption, we’re insiders.

Gregarious Narain

Serial entrepreneur and product strategist
LinkedIn

Sumeet Jain

Venture capital and growth equity investor
LinkedIn

Strategic Advisors

Brian Solis

Digital analyst, speaker and author
LinkedIn

Balaji Gopinath

Corporate innovation and strategy
LinkedIn

FAQ

What is BA?

We're your partner in innovation, working to help future-proof your company by providing the insights, partnerships and tools of founders and investors.

Why Work With Before Alpha?

We are connected and experienced. We increase the ROI of your innovation efforts by vetting opportunities, bringing in missing expertise, and assuring internal buy-in.  We turn speculation into success.

How Are You Different From Similar Firms?

Our primary difference is that we're founders, investors and technologists experienced in sizing, scaling and disrupting businesses from every industry.

How Do We Work With You?

We have 3 primary working models, mentor, advisor and partner.  As mentors, we provide training and insight to develop your team.  As advisors, we leverage short, iterative sprints to bring clarity and move you closer to your goal.  As partners, we actively augment or lead specific company efforts.

Who Do Your Work With On Our Team?

We work directly with executives, business units, and individual teams as they work to change their customer experience, business model, or explore new opportunities and markets.

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