VC & Advisor - Growth Partner at Ronner Ventures Ltd.
Ivo Ronner is the founder and president of Ronner Ventures Ltd, a Swiss-based VC and growth advisory company collaborating with passionate founders to build out and grow their international business faster and more efficiently. He also enjoys lecturing for Swiss Universities and Accelerators on topics of Innovation Management, Venture Capital, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking.
Experienced global VC & Growth specialist with several years of global VC experience, starting in Silicon Valley. He supported and advised numerous startups in the investment and growth process successfully.
He is experienced in building up and running a corporate VC Arm with a focus on early-stage startups, an independent Accelerator, and an Innovation Lab.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
I am interested in technologies like Ai, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, etc., and how we can best make use of it. I am fascinated about how to build, and scale new products and services enabled through these technologies, no matter if as a new or an established company.
Who influences you within these topics?
What challenges are brands facing in this space?
Bigger corporates have overcome many of these challenges already. Among other things with implementing a clearer structure, processes responsibilities. These fundamentals lead to a loss of traction when it comes to the adaption of new technologies or the transformation of the existing business and processes. To disrupt the steady revenue of existing cash cows through new products with possibly lower margins is hard, especially in a system with short time management incentives.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
We will see technology adoption in all the different industries (Fintech, InsureTech, Proptech, etc.). As new companies are still adapting much faster and specialist to these technologies, we will see many new startups created and growing with a focused product. In addition, we will see the shift of some challengers, growing into big powerful corporates.
What brands are leading the way in this space?
I think Alphabet, Tencent, or SanDisk/Western Digital for example are doing a pretty good job when it comes to the adaption of technology or transformation. All with different approaches which makes it interesting. But this can change pretty fast as Nokia was everybody’s favorite example in the past.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
I work hands-on with different startups as an advisor in the growth stage. On the other hand, I also advise corporates in the field of technology adoption, business transformation, and innovation. (How to adapt to new market developments and technologies? How to make use of such technologies or how to collaborate with startups or high-growth companies.) Collaboration through speaking opportunities, interviews, or panel discussions would also be possible.
What are your passions outside of work?
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
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