Collaborative Venture Building (CVB)

Collaborative venture building (CVB) refers to the process in which multiple individuals or organizations join forces to establish a new company or collaborate on a product.

What Is Collaborative Venture Building (CVB)? 

Collaborative venture building (CVB) is a process where multiple individuals or organizations come together to create a new company or collaborate on a product. This approach to entrepreneurship involves pooling together the resources, skills, and expertise of various stakeholders to build a new venture or create symbiotic partnerships between ventures. 

Examples of collaborative venture building include startup incubators, hackathons, joint research projects, open-source communities, corporate startups, accelerator programs, joint ventures and public-private partnerships.

What Are the Benefits of CVB?

Collaborative venture building is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among startups on the lookout for new and innovative ways to bring their products to market. By collaborating with external parties, startups can access a wider range of resources, including funding, expertise and networks, which can help them accelerate their growth and achieve their goals faster. 

This type of corporate intervention and experimentation is favored in industries where invention and collaboration are crucial to success. In such an arrangement where each partner reduces their risk by working together, making them more inclined to experiment and take chances. Additionally, this strategy creates a conducive climate for partners to collaborate on challenging issues and problems that may be beyond the scope of a single business.

Other benefits include access to new markets and customers. By partnering with organizations that have established networks and customer bases, startups can tap into new markets and gain access to customers that they would not otherwise be able to reach and a bringing together different perspectives to create a product or service that will stand out from the crowd. 

The Stages of Collaborative Venture Building 

A collaborative venture’s development goes through the stages of:

  1. Ideation

  2. Validation

  3. Co-creation

  4. Launch

  5. Scalability


This is where collaborators come up with ideas together. Market trends and client needs are just two factors influencing ideation. 


The validation phase entails performing research, market analysis and feasibility studies to identify which concepts are most feasible and will have the greatest chance of success. This guarantees a strong foundation for the idea of choice. 


Partners collaborate to build the new venture’s concept throughout the co-creation phase. This stage focuses on honing the selected vision and creating a strategy for how the partners will collaborate to make it a reality. A thorough business strategy is created during this phase, along with a product or service prototype and the assignment of duties to each partner.


This is the phase where partners introduce the minimum viable product to the market. Planning, preparation and execution play a large role in this phase. Building a strong consumer base is the objective. Establishing agreements with suppliers and distributors, conducting product testing, and designing a marketing strategy are all common activities during the launch period.


The final stage is scaling, where the objective is to develop the venture and the company by developing new markets, broadening the distribution network, or increasing manufacturing capacity. This is all done with the end goal of sustainable growth and expansion. Throughout these phases, partners must communicate effectively and work collaboratively to ensure the venture’s success. This phased approach increases the likelihood of success by lowering risk and ensuring that every step of the process is thoroughly planned and carried out.

Why Is Collaborative Venture Building Best for Web3? 

Web3 is built on principles of openness, transparency and decentralization. Collaborative venture building aligns with these principles by promoting open collaboration, knowledge sharing, and community involvement. By working together, participants collectively contribute to the development of open-source projects, governance models and decentralized systems, which are fundamental to the Web3 ecosystem.
Due to the wide range of technologies in the Web3 space, including blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collaborative venture building facilitates the pooling of diverse expertise from different individuals and organizations, each bringing their unique skills and knowledge. This diversity of expertise helps in tackling complex challenges and developing innovative solutions in the Web3 space.

Additionally, building ventures in the Web3 space often requires significant resources like funding, infrastructure, technical capabilities and network access. Collaborative venture building allows for the pooling and sharing of these resources among participants. By leveraging shared resources, such as funding or technical infrastructure, ventures can accelerate their development and overcome individual resource constraints.

Lastly, Web3 is a fast-evolving field with constant experimentation and innovation. Collaborative venture building allows for rapid iteration and prototyping, as multiple stakeholders contribute their ideas and feedback. This iterative process enables ventures to learn quickly, adapt to market dynamics, and refine their products or services based on real-world feedback.


Katherine is the Managing Director of TZ APAC, the leading Asia-based blockchain adoption entity supporting the Tezos ecosystem. She champions innovative Web3 projects in Asia to build on Tezos through the TZ APAC Tezos Incubator, powered by a strong Asia deal network. Katherine is also passionate about accelerating the creator economy in Asia with NFT art communities. She currently sits on the Board of the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association (ACCESS), advocating for financial inclusion through blockchain technology. Katherine held Senior Commercial Director roles in Luxola Indonesia (acquired by Sephora-LVMH) and GrabTaxi Indonesia (now known as Grab). 

About TZ APAC:

TZ APAC is the leading blockchain adoption entity for the Tezos ecosystem in Asia, empowering entrepreneurs, start-ups, and developers to harness the full potential of Web3. 

With dedicated teams across the Asian continent, TZ APAC is hyper-local at heart with a mission to nurture the next generation of DeFi, GameFi, and NFT champions in Asia. Their commitment to building a coalition of startups, industry bodies, and global organizations is accelerating Tezos as the blockchain of choice in Asia. 

TZ APAC is headquartered in Singapore.