The Venture Studio exists to build and scale ambitious and diverse ventures in our mission to end homelessness for good.
At Crisis, we wrote the roadmap to end homelessness, we understand the major challenges involved and that's why we're always looking for new solutions.
We’re looking to collaborate with business leaders, experts, funders, researchers, and start ups working on innovative housing solutions, new pathways to employment, or better provision of housing, healthcare, or financial services.
We’re seeking to invest in new housing, financial service, employment or healthcare solutions that will help us accelerate the end of homelessness. In return for your commitment to our mission, we will provide you with the funding, regular access to users for testing and co-creation, 51 years’ worth of data and market insights, connections to partners who can distribute your products in market and investors who can scale your business for the long term.
Applications to join our first portfolio are now closed. You can keep in touch with updates on the Venture Studio and upcoming intakes by registering your interest at the bottom of this page.
We are actively scouting for start-ups to join the Venture Studio from across the globe, to invest in solutions that will accelerate the end of homelessness. Our bespoke programmes of support and access to experts with lived experience will enable each of our portfolio to scale and deliver commercial and social impact.
We invest in start-ups from the day they join the Studio and will support follow-on funding through our own fund and ongoing access to investors and partners.
A bespoke programme of support will remove any barriers to scale, tapping into expertise within tech, growth hacking, user design, leadership and homelessness.
We work with thousands of people experiencing and ending homelessness every year; providing a natural test bed through which to drive the right solutions to market.
With over 50 years of homeless experience, we offer access to a wealth of evidence, data, insight and learnings that will accelerate the validation of your solution.
You’ll have access to mentors and coaches who’ve built businesses that balance money & mission both within Crisis and across the housing, financial services and healthcare sectors.
Our advisors, partners and experts are disruptors and innovators in their own right. From fundraising to exit, ideation to best practice, impact to profit; doors will be opened.
We’re a building a portfolio of ventures all united in their commitment to:
Solving homelessness on a global scale, home and beyond
Working inclusively to ensure every voice is represented
Creating preventative solutions that end homelessness in our lifetime
Embedding lived experience into all decisions and product development
Whether you're a startup, academic institution or an organisation looking to partner with us, we'd love to hear from you
If you want to join us on our mission to end homelessness, connect with the Venture Studio team across social, drop us an email or use the form to sign up for our email newsletter.
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