Livit Startup Studio
Livit collaborates with our founders and co-founders on building the next generation tech businesses. We are an active part of our startups as a co-founder, filling in where needed within the technical aspects of the business (CTO, CPO or similar). Livit Startup Studio also supports the startups with specialist resources, spaces, career development, mentoring and access to investors – All elements in the Livit Ecosystem.
Hear it from our co-founders
We began the Livit Startup Studio model in 2010 and since then we have created multiple successful startups. But don’t just take our word for it – Get it straight from our co-founders here.
"Livit functions as our COO co-founder, and was an essential partner in our company's early stages. Livit ensured low-cost infrastructure, technical advice, mentorship as well as many specialist resources to help us get Smartlaunch off the ground fast. Today Smartlaunch is a solid profitable business and I've always especially appreciated the clear and open collaboration with Livit, and I feel like we're part of a big family of skilled, passionate and inspiring founders and specialists. Starting out with a small team can feel lonely at times, and being part of Livit has made the whole entrepreneurial journey far more exciting and rewarding for us.”
“With Livit as our co-founder, I don't have to do finance, hiring designers or developers and I don't need to worry about legal or administrative tasks. We also have a dedicated CPO (Chief Product Officer) who helps us design and quality assure all our products. It's been especially great, as I can focus 100% on technical architecture and back-end systems which are the core of Mailbird, while Livit rapidly helps grow Mailbird together with my co-founders. Livit also helped piece together a great complementary founding team, that has been key to Mailbird's success so far.”
“As an entrepreneur with a great idea it’s been invaluable to have Livit as our co-founder and CTO. We built the business together from 2 people to 50+ people in just 3 years and continue to benefit greatly from Livit's many valuable resources. The Startup Studio model where we build the business together from the ground up with equal shares and equal passion has taken us beyond our wildest dreams. And Livit has played a key role every step of the way.”
What is Livit Startup Studio?
Livit Startup Studio is different from a regular accelerator, co-founder and incubator in multiple ways. Most importantly we don’t just mentor, advice or invest in startups: We build them!
|Raw Execution Power||1 person||None||1 co-founder + 10 specialists|
|Mentorship / Advice||None||Several mentor (with domain expertise)||Dedicated/invested mentors (with domain expertise)|
|Network / Connections||Limited to 1 person||Many||Many within Livit's industry focus|
|Investment||None / personal funds||Seed funding||Seed funding + access to specialists|
|Office Spaces||None||Yes (usually 3 months)||Yes (1 year, free)|
|Community & Living Spaces||None||None||Yes (1 year, free)|
|Equity Share||Equal shares||5-10%||Equal shares|
We are more than a Startup Studio – We are a Community
At the core of the Livit Ecosystem we have our Livit Spaces. Livit Spaces is our co-living and co-working space where great people come together to create, build and develop amazing businesses and products.
Here we can focus on our work and immerse ourselves in the most productive environment, with a strong network of like-minded, passionate people. Livit Spaces is our infrastructure and it enables us to focus on work and play.
Network of Entrepreneurs
Productive & Relaxing Work Environment
No Daily Chores
100% Focus on passion
The Startups of Livit Startup Studio
Livit has multiple startups in its ecosystem. 3 of these have been part of our Startup Studio program and have grown to more than 80 team members today.