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Co-create new digital businesses
Our philosophy is simple – customer led, always.
We are narrow in our focus
We run hypothesis- based experiments
We are customer led always
We follow the lean start-up philosophy
We use agile to test and learn throughout
The following principles are at the heart of how we work:
Experience the delicate balance of start-up grit and mindset, with KPMG’s depth of capability, networks and industry expertise. Being able to think and operate like a start-up provides a way of trialling new product ideas or business opportunities with inherently less risk. This means you can be more dynamic, responsive to customers, creative and resourceful – and spend less money, with less exposure.
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We run hypothesis-based experiments
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'Faith Forster, founder of KPMG Upstarts says the way a start-up approaches a problem is fundamentally different to the way a corporate would approach a problem.'
Lessons for big businesses, disrupt or be disrupted
You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds to answer the tough questions and get ready for scale.
We leverage KPMG’s relationships to create new customers and distribution channels.
We’ve built start-ups before and know how to avoid the pitfalls. It’s an insurance policy that saves time and money.
We have expertise end-to-end
We are experienced entrepreneurs
Do you need to:
Our Venture Leads come from the start-up world. They know when to tap into KPMG’s expertise to help you answer the right questions at the right time.
Tax, accounting, legal
We've got you covered
James Cameron, Partner, Airtree VC
'There is a huge amount of power in adopting a startup mindset, Australian corporates need to embrace this to leverage the opportunities technologies are creating.'
Expand product & customer base, develop growth plans and prepare to scale
Drive revenue expansion
Initial development of a minimum viable product, commercial setup & customer acquisitionCapture initial market
Undertake design sprints to develop prototypes, test the solution with customers & build an investment proposal
Rapid customer validation
Identification of un-met (and sometimes unknown) customer needs that have a high market potential
Identify untapped market potential
Every venture is different and has its own challenges. We work with a flexible framework that allows us to pivot quickly.
How we get there
*please note, commercial structures are determined on a case-by-case basis
Faith Forster, Founder,
'It is not about coming up with brilliant strategies, complicated spreadsheets or flashy marketing.
It is about creating something real, getting it in front of actual customers quickly and using this data to guide decisions.'
We're willing to put skin in the game
…and we’ve got the t-shirt to prove it!
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Amanda HicksPartner, Customer Testing and Research
Hessel VerbeekPartner, Strategy
Mason DaviesPartner, Digital Consulting Services
Lisa BoraPartner, Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory
Nathan BairdPartner, Design Thinking
Founder, KPMG Upstarts
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