We visited BCG Digital Ventures, the innovation, incubation and investment arm of The Boston Consulting Group. BCG Digital Ventures is creating and building up innovative and digital businesses for leading companies.
Check out their interview and office space below.
Please tell us something about BCG Digital Ventures. When was the company founded?
BCG Digital Ventures was founded in 2014. We have Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai and Labs in Seattle, Stockholm, Silicon Valley, Mexico City, Boston, Singapore and Tel Aviv, with more locations opening in the coming quarters.
What is your core business?
BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate innovation, investment and incubation firm. We invent, build, scale and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies.
How did you get to your business idea and when was your company established?
In 2014, BCG Digital Ventures was founded on the belief that corporations will own the next horizon of innovation. With $2 trillion parked on corporate balance sheets, they certainly have the capital to do so. Led by a shared vision for a platform that allows creative to be part of execution from the beginning, DV has operated from a multidisciplinary thesis from day one.
Where do you see the company in 5 years?
One of the most exclusive innovation and investment firms in the world having created some of the most influential startups with globally leading corporate partners.
How many employees work at your company right now? Are you planning to expand?
Currently our Berlin team consists of 180+ people, with over 600 globally, and yes, we want to expand the team farther in the future.
What is the average age of your team members?
We have a diverse group of team members ranging from industry veterans to those who are just getting started in their careers. Within this range, the average age would be someone in their early thirties.
What kind of attitude should new employees have to have in order to work at your company?
Here are just a few of the qualities that will help you succeed at DV:
· Don’t hold back. Always bring your biggest ideas to the table; no idea is too crazy. Great ideas can come from anyone at any time. Speak up!
· Make it count. Whether you’re here for 15 minutes or 15 years, enjoy the ride and make every moment matter. We want you to look back on your time with us fondly.
· A vivid culture. From the front desk to the venture hub — whatever you do, use your imagination.
· Back each other always; you can. That’s why we are all here. We believe in ourselves and, more importantly, each other’s abilities to get the job done. We are a team of left-brained and right-brained thinkers. Together we are stronger.
Why is it fun to work at your company?
“We are multidisciplinary by nature. We are more than 30 nationalities alone in Berlin. Our work sits at the intersection of design, tech and strategy. We are human-centred at heart. We create a new and novel environment for our people. We are pioneers, creating the next wave of disruption one corporate partnership at a time.”
BCGDV takes a holistic approach to health. We offer a wide variety of health and wellness options not just to our employees, but their families as well. We also offer a generous vacation plan as well as fitness and childcare benefits, and much more.
How big is your Office?
Around 2,000 sqm in total.
Did you get help from an interior designer by designing the office?
And if so, who did you work together with?
We worked together with an architect as well as an interior designer. The architect, Axthelm Rolvien Architekten, was responsible for the office design including fixtures, the interior designer, minimum Projekt GmbH took care of the furniture concept including accessories.
Thank you Team BCG Digital Ventures for this interview & the photoshoot!
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