Kyvo Design-Driven Innovation, an Exago consulting partner, is now the representative of Global Silicon Valley labs (GSVlabs) in Brazil. By joining forces with the powerful innovation ecosystem platform, Kyvo can use the group’s exclusive accelerator strategies and methodologies with start-ups in Brazil, while also having access to 170 mentors’ expertise.
This partnership creates a bridge between the entrepreneurial communities in Brazil and Silicon Valley. It will also work to help large organisations create and connect to start-ups through a scalable business model – a method used by companies such as Intel, 3M, AT&T and JetBlue in the US.
Kyvo is an innovation consultancy that employs service design to improve clients’ experiences of services and digital products. Fully complementing Exago’s innovation management solution, Kyvo has created 3D, a 3-step design process that employs different visual tools to deliver a great experience and relevant results to clients.
Hilton Menezes, co-founder and strategic designer at Kyvo, explains that this new partnership with GSVlabs also complements the one developed with Exago: ‘The programme is focused on corporate venture. So, a large corporation can use Exago’s idea management platform in a pre-acceleration phase, and after idea selection and building, we can now spin off a business to rotate as a start-up within this new acceleration programme.’
With its headquarters located in the Silicon Valley, within the San Francisco Bay Area, GSVlabs’ activity is concentrated in professional campuses within select growth hubs around the world. GSVlabs brings professionals, start-ups, corporations, and investors together to accelerate dynamic businesses. It is part of the Nasdaq-listed GSV Capital, which has invested in companies such as Facebook, Dropbox and Spotify.