Co-create new digital businesses

KPMG

Upstarts

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Co-create new digital businesses

KPMG

UpStarts

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.

WE BRING PARTIES TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING TRULY DISRUPTIVE...

We are narrow in our focus

Our philosophy is simple
– customer led, always.

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.

WE BRING PARTIES TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING TRULY DISRUPTIVE...

AFR BOSS:

'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 build 

ecosystems

We are experienced entrepreneurs

  • Unearth new ideas that will uncover your next horizon growth 


  • Commercialise new ideas and turn them into scalable digital ventures


  • Scale new or existing products to secure a return on investment

Do you need to:

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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

UX/UI

Marketing

Brand

Product

Solution architects

Customer research

Design thinking

Strategy

We've got you covered

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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

UX/UI

Marketing

Brand

Product

Solution architects

Customer research

Design thinking

Strategy

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 acquisition

Capture 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

Growth

Product-market fit

Concept validation

Opportunity definition

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


  • ​Revenue share
  • Equity
  • Performance-based payments
  • Event-based payments
  • Fixed fees

Skin in the game allows us to share in the accountability, risk and upside – so we are truly in this together. Our flexible commercial structure options include:

Faith Forster, Founder,

KPMG Upstarts

'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!


We've been there, done that

Amanda Hicks
Partner, Customer Testing and Research

Hessel Verbeek
Partner, Strategy

Mason Davies
Partner, Digital Consulting Services

Lisa Bora
Partner, Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory

Nathan Baird
Partner, Design Thinking

Founder, KPMG Upstarts

Faith Forster

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