c10X is focused on ideas with a longer time-horizon. We have systemized company building, creating systems and processes that streamline the venture building workflow. From the ideation process to company launch, steps are clearly defined and roles are assigned. c10X as a venture studio can lower the concentration risk by bolting on an investment fund that also invests in external companies. We focuses our resources on creating startups. We have a lot of experience building new companies and can apply this experience to achieve a greater chance of success.
c10X often provide the founding capital needed to get the company off of the ground. Operational expenses become less of a barrier to building, allowing founders to focus on building a fruitful company. Once a startup gets its bearings, we often make follow-on investments in their own companies. c10X focuses on developing companies and products that aim to solve industry-specific challenges in a way that is value-generating and accessible. We only invest in startups for which we’ve defined the product, conducted market research, validated consumer demand and refined our plans accordingly.
c10X is a team, led by highly talented professionals, sets up a shop where we provide significant hands-on help. Once your concept is accepted, you are a part of our team and avail all our facilities, support and guidance. Usually the idea being developed is complex enough to require a year or so to mature and seek external funding. We are a large financial organization that provides valuation and funding for early-stage and emerging companies. We often works as a structure in which the studio or a partner within the studio serves as a company founder/ advisor. After that, we provides resources (e.g., capital, marketing, mentoring, etc) for the company we invest in.
c10X typically run on 10-year funds so they seek meaningful returns ideally within 7 years. For companies that would need a few more years, our venture studio’s value proposition may normalize the time frame so that funding can be done as required. Our administrative involvement affords them greater comprehensive knowledge of the growing company’s progress, allowing them to adjust target windows and better maintain the company’s successful growing path.
We serve as funnels for startup teams, sometimes assembling entrepreneurs into startup supergroups like K-pop managers. We involves ourselves more directly in the projects and companies from the onset, taking on executive roles and providing additional in-house resources. The direct oversight provided by c10X Studio model also allows for more flexibility regarding the timeline of achieving certain targets. We provide resources including software development toolkit, sales expertise to marketing resources, HR infrastructure, legal counsel, experienced leadership, streamlined resources, market validation and so on.
We conduct periodic analysis of the capacity and capability of the operations in order to build a MVP. Based on this, assign/re-assign of resources is done along with proper planning, funding, right systems, staff, processes, technology and partners. If feasibility is proven to be successful after this point, we focuses on scaling the new venture and then aims to exit. This business model loop is repeated over and over again, each time bringing on a new venture. In the case of an idea failing, it is assumed that resources will be reassigned or the business case will be dropped entirely.
We holds the core values as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We provide a cohesive culture by including and engaging everyone irrespective of race, religion, gender, language, age, education and so on. Even though based in Abu Dhabi, we are looking for talents and ideas with no international barriers.