Empowering your founder journey

We’re unlike any other venture studio, accelerator, incubator, or VC. An invested co-builder: we're a tech company in love with building great things—tech, products, teams, and businesses.

With the tech and commercial experience to make a difference, our focus makes us the best partner. We only do AI, B2B, SaaS, early stage.

Get the startup phase right

Raising capital is often not enough—hands-on support during the startup phase can make all the difference.​ The venture studio model leverages serial entrepreneur experience and ready resources to avoid pitfalls and accelerate growth.​

And it sets you up potential blowout success by getting foundational decisions right.

Founder stories

Fast, experienced & focused

We’re fast: We get an MVP to market in 3 months. While others are still trying to hire their teams, our founders leverage Slimmer AI’s engineers to launch a product and start iterating based on market feedback.

We’re experienced: Founders benefit from the lessons learned through our serial entrepreneurship. We have decades of experience; our advisors have successfully built unicorns.

We’re focused: We’re highly specialised and only build 1-2 new companies at a time. We do not spread our resources, attention, and bets widely.

I know better than to think I can do it all myself. Slimmer AI is pushing our ambition while providing practical hands-on support to me and my team. ​
Alexander Sterk

Alexander Sterk

Founder & CEO, Vesper

What you can expect from us

Start-up founders should focus only on product and customers; everything else is a distraction. We help you:

  • Build an MVP applied-AI product
  • Define your AI strategy and product roadmap
  • Refine your go-to-market strategy and land great launching customers
  • Assemble a super-strong leadership team
  • Get ready for fundraising

And we’re flexible. You might not need support in all of these areas, so every partnership is bespoke.

A snapshot of your co-building team

JC Heyneke

JC Heyneke

Product expert with 25+ years of B2B product building and selling experience​
Heather Devereaux

Heather Devereaux

Commercial expert with deep global B2B sales and tech talent development experience​
Michael Bergeron

Mike Bergeron

Software expert with 16+ years of experience in building tech products​
Sybren Jansen

Sybren Jansen

AI expert with an MSc in AI and 7+ years of experience in building real-world AI solutions​

Elizabeth Dyas

Liz Dyas

Marketing expert with 20+ years in B2B marketing and sales​
Giuseppe Lacerenza

Giuseppe Lacerenza

Startup expert with experience in VC, consulting, and entrepreneurship​
Pieter Warnars

Pieter Warnars

Finance expert on financial planning, transactions, financial steering
Virginio Midili

Virginio Midili

Growth expert with 8+ years experience helping tech companies scale​

Come build with us

A partnership with us is not right for everyone. But when it is, we are all-in.

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur reach out to Giuseppe below or fill out the contact form so we can to talk about how applied-AI could supercharge your idea.

Giuseppe Lacerenza

Giuseppe Lacerenza

Venture builder