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Nearly a year into a global pandemic, we continue to see startups leading in a crisis, adapting their business models, products, and services to serve this new world. Among these pivots, R/GA Ventures’ portfolio company Sightworthy had to rethink their product offerings to better serve their clients.

Sightworthy connects brands and agencies to its on-demand global network of editors who spin existing assets into timely content for every platform, to create videos fast and at scale. Their team of editors has worked with brands spanning from Mercedes to Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Sightworthy has had to rethink and build an…


Watch Together, powered by Sceenic, enables co-viewing experiences inside of the BT Sport app

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This year as stadiums emptied, athlete bubbles were created, and in some cases, entire sports seasons in flux, many sports fans were left to reevaluate their roles as fans. Nearly overnight, they were forced to lean on technology to continue to foster connectivity as a community. Sceenic’s Watch Together became that solution.

R/GA Ventures portfolio company Sceenic partnered with BT Sport, one of the U.K.’s …


Every season, our team likes to share what we’re reading, listening to, admiring, and a resource we love. Think of this list as our version of the Wirecutter guide or a Buzzfeed “Life-changing things to try”, but for entrepreneurs. As we wrap up Q3, check out our team’s Summer Picks:

What we’re reading…

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Illustrations by Doug Chayka. Source images © iStock & Harper Magazine

The Big Tech Extortion Racket: How Google, Amazon, and Facebook control our lives

This article unpacks how large tech companies continue to create a larger moat around themselves as they knock out small emerging brands from the equation. Fifteen years ago, the tech scene shaped the innovative solutions we see…


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Startups are to innovation what wood is to fire. They are the fuel that ignites new markets, new ways of doing business, and new consumer behaviors. Following the 2008 financial crisis, we witnessed a group of emerging companies challenge business models and create solutions to problems we didn’t know existed. Think AirBnB, Venmo, Slack, Uber, and WhatsApp. Now will be no exception.

You don’t need us to tell you, 2020 has been a year of unrivaled change. Yet, in this change, the principles by which a startup company is built on–resilience, adaptability, flexibility, and speed–are the principles that will bring…


With major leagues around the world halting operations due to the global health crisis, the sports world is facing unprecedented disruption. The future of sports has never been a bigger topic of conversation for fans, players, teams, leagues, and sponsors.

We spoke with the Kinduct team, a Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA portfolio company, who’ve revolutionized sports data through their athlete management system built to help optimize athletic health and performance. Their platform endeavors to be the digital link between an athlete and their performance by providing athletes with access to their data and presenting them with insights and guidance to…


Every season, our team likes to share all of the things we’re reading, listening to, watching, and admiring. Think of this list as our version of the Wirecutter guide or a Buzzfeed “Life-changing things to try”, but for entrepreneurs. Check out our Winter Picks:

What we’re reading…

In our Global Sports Venture Studio, we’re always looking for the best sports industry insights. All of Axios newsletters are seen as go-to resources for scoops & expert analysis by award-winning journalists including the Axios Sports newsletter. …


Yesterday, Kinship, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, and R/GA Ventures announced the seven companies participating in the third cohort of the Leap Venture Studio: Bark Buildings, Dogdrop, dogly, Dogo App, Native Pet, Pet Hospice, and Project Blu

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When Leap Venture Studio (Leap) was created and launched in 2018, it was in reaction to a consumer shift. Consumers were expecting innovation from an antiquated market, and the startup disruptors promising innovation needed the expertise, network, and mentorship to attain their business objectives. Thus, Leap was designed to foster innovation in the fast-growing pet industry.

Now with the start of a new decade…


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With over 100 companies in the R/GA Ventures portfolio or what we like to call our “ecosystem of solutions”, we are sharing the incredible stories from a diverse range of founders tackling problems in industries like healthcare, blockchain, pet care, advertising and more.

For our first founder story of the year, we talked to Neil Waller, the Co-Founder of Whalar, a company that has established itself as a truly dominant force within the influencer marketing space as official partners with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Whalar built a technology platform to provide a new operating model for producing high-quality creative work…


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What does it mean to be a cat person in 2019? This is the question that’s being asked at Smalls, a New York-based startup and portfolio company of R/GA Ventures’ Leap Venture Studio, making human-grade food for cats and challenging how people think about cat health through the functional benefits of their recipes, products, and services.

While there are over 74 million cats in over 30% of American homes, there is still a hesitant, stereotypical notion around what it means to be a cat owner. This is where Smalls saw a business opportunity. …


What we’re reading, listening to, admiring and loving this season.

What we’re reading…

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
In Bad Blood, The Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou documents the tumultuous journey of Theranos, the infamous startup that hoped to create a revolutionary blood test using only a finger prick. Carreyrou is thorough, describing everything from the CEO’s upbringing to the startup’s relationship with ad agency Chiat\Day. The book outlines all the places where Theranos went wrong, from rushed product launches to an oppressive, secretive management team. …

Liz David

Senior Director, Marketing & Operations at R/GA Ventures

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