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We operate since 2009: we build on the original ideas in businesses and search for the creativity in the approach to market.


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What we do

Creative Thinking Ventures helps to start up new companies providing initial capital such as pre-seed funding, an advisory service for startups and business development consultancy for SMEs.

Pre seed

This is earliest stage, when there is almost nothing but ideas and where the startup, most of the times, is not even formed.

Consultancy

We offer an approach very close to the CEO and his team in order to assess the risk and often the risk of turning into benefits for the company itself .

Business plans

This is the main tool for the startupper himself, and for investors as well, to evaluate the idea and its strengths and weaknesses, plusses and minuses, market growth and maturity of concept.

SEEDING

In this phase the capital investment happens in the start of production, when the company already exists, but the commercial potential of the product or service is still unknown

latest projects

Successfull supported startups since 2009.

TOCTOCBOX

May 2015 -  TocTocBox Peer 2 Peer delivery service, Shipping made Easy & Travel more Affordable.

Shipping with verified travellers is easier and reliable. Traveling is more affordable if you are covering part of your expenses.

The first collaborative platform that connects those who want to send, with those who travel. To offer a service, which is beneficial and reliable.

Typical of the sharingeconomy, TocTocBox puts people who live an active life in contact. Where people who travel regularly on a route, or travel for leisure to another city, are put into contact with people needing an accurate and fast delivery. Performed personally by the chosen peer.

The quality of service is certified by the feedback given to users.

The APP for iOS and Android works seamlessly to make contact and service easy in a step by step guided process.

The team is made up of professionals who are complementary in their background.

TocTocBox has successfully raised seed money with a equity crowdfunding campaign on www.crowdfundme.it, which was the seventh completed in Italy.

YoutubeFacebook  - Twitter - LinkedIn- Website TocTocBox

 

 

 

 

 

    

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SHAREWOOD

July 2015 - Sharewood is a vertical community of sports and outdoor enthusiasts.  And a marketplace as well, though the sharing economy between users is definitely prominent.

A community of people with a common interest for outdoor activity, and a marketplace for renting the equipment that goes with it. Sharewood has thousands of users who share the common interest for an active and sporty lifestyle.

The startup is managed by a young and dynamic team of founders and developers, who are 100% on the project, to develop Sharewood in Europe. And the results are clearly visible in the metrics and traction.

This team is a perfect fit with their community.

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WORLDZ

January 2016 - Worldz is a disruptive tool for ecommerce, it monetizes the social popularity of each of us. A true innovation on the web. It uses the theory of WOMM (word of mouth marketing, Wikipedia) to increase e-commerce impact and conversions.

On one side Worldz provides a network for e-commerce based businesses, which allows companies to increase their commercial impact and sales conversions. On the other side, it also deals with customers individually, rewarding popularity, and assuring a deeper customer loyalty towards these web based businesses.

To explain how it works, the startup has made a demo website, with the latest features available, press button here.

Worldz is a community of advisors and a tool/plugin specifically designed for e-commerce. Through an algorithm, it understands users popularity and impact on Facebook and it gives them an economic value. This value is then used as a discount for their purchases with e-commerce partners. The start up's slogan “Share more, Pay Less” reflects the underlying social innovation, if you want to know more about the impact that Worldz is making, read this article (in Italian) in StartupItalia!

Worldz is live! now, the plugin is available for Woocommerce and Prestashop, and will, shortly, be in Magento as well.

The team is being completed with senior professionals and is 100% on the project. Worldz is guided by a visionary and creative leader, fully equipped to bring the talent of the team to disrupt the current paradigm in online commerce. If you would like to be part of Worldz as an Angel Investor / Business Angel in W4E and investing ‎€, or if you would like to participate in the next fundraising round, please contact us here: contact Creative Thinking Ventures.

Creative Thinking Ventures is founding investor in Worldz, and has invested twice, pre-seed at the start of the company, and in a follow-up round.

Follow this link to the LinkedIN profile of Worldz, regular posts and updates on FaceBook and Worldz is an active tweeter on Twitter.

Information in video format, in this Youtube video, featuring Joshua Priore, the founder of Worldz.

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DO TANDEM

October 2016 - Do Tandem a new 0ne-2-Many chat for Android. Learn foreign languages, an innovative APP, that allows people to meet new and interesting people in the city where they are living.

Do Tandem is the natural evolution in the App world of the language marketplace Allpolyglot.

On the DoTandem App you can search the language you want to learn, scroll between people's profile and contact your new smart teacher by setting a call, by chatting, or by dating him/her in your city.

Thanks to DoTandem you will:

 

  • Learn languages by speaking
  • Meet new and amazing people
  • Discover new places and cultures in your city

 

Nobody has to pay to search and look for a teacher profile. We don’t require to login either.

If you find someone interesting and you want to contact him/her you can choose between a monthly, semester or yearly subscription.

What problem do we solve?

>>> To be really fluent in a foreign language you must speak with natives and not just be studying grammar.

Talk with natives and try to express yourself in a foreign language is the best school to improve and increase your languages skills.

For that reason DoTandem allows you to meet people in your city on the basis of the language that you want to learn. Thanks to DoTandem you can look for the teacher you like and propose to chat, talk by phone or meet him/her in person.

Talk and chat with natives is better than spending a lot of time studying grammar.

>>> Meet someone interesting is not easy and a lot of companies are proposing dating apps, like Meetic does.

But, breaking the ice with someone that we don’t know is not for everybody.

We think that languages are a huge vehicle to start an interesting conversation and break the ice. For this reason through Do Tandem we propose an approach based on the needs to learn languages that can naturally and gradually lead, after chat or call with the person, to an interesting meeting.

Find someone interesting is easier if we use the vehicle of foreign languages.

 

Do Tandem is managed by a team of experienced international professionals who have “lived” the cultural shock of living abroad.

The website is now online at https://dotandem.com/

Do Tandem links here: Website - Facebook

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WE CAN HELP YOU!

NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL SOMEONE SELLS SOMETHING

We are about sales development and sales organization. Success requires a total dedication to the satisfaction of your customer’s needs. This is about attitude. But it is not enough; doing the right things at the right moment to exceed your customers’ expectations requires to be organized. We can help you !

  • 1.Start up new sales.
    Starting up new businesses and markets. We have helped in start-up situations and with startup companies, validating business plans and the all important execution.
  • 2.Organize your salesforce.
    So that every minute of your salesmen delivers the most results, and is used at its best. An organized salesman succeeds.
  • 3.Train your salesforce.
    Motivate them with your level of motivation. Selling is always the most difficult task, and a trained salesman has many more possibilities to close the deal.
  • 4.Develop your Business.
    Structure your sales and business organization, develop it efficient and performing. Are you an established industry or a startup, we can help you to develop.

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News

FEBRUARY 2017

Worldz closes a round of funding

Milan, February 8, 2017: after the success on social networks, taken up by web agencies of the caliber of StartupItalia!, AGI, and the RAI, today Worldz makes headlines with the closing of a private round of financing of € 150k.

The startup, which has been "live" for several months, with a service that accelerates the activity of eCommerces through the sharing of purchases on social networks, has concluded a number of contracts with corporate customers in recent months.

Ready, therefore, to scale and validate the initial metrics, which are very positive, and to make each of us a mini-influencer or advisor in our community of friends and acquaintances, and thus monetizing our social value.

About Creative Thinking  Ventures
Creative Thinking Ventures is a French fund of micro venture capital, which operates in the pre-seed stage of the life of startups, and accompanying them with mentoring and advisory services.
The aim is to overcome the "valley of death", achieve growth and validation of the market, and the closure of a round of financing.

JANUARY 2017

Worldz scaling up

www.worldz.net is Live!

The plugin is installed on various e-commerce sites, and with the updated metrics, it's now time to raise funds and scale the business.

The founder, Joshua Priore wants to expand his team with Senior Managers / Angel Investors (so called Business Angels), who can contribute €€€, and possibly, with the right skills, also W4E (work for equity).

You think you have the right skillset?

With experience in selling software and management of digital products or high-level negotiation skills in B2B, please get in touch directly on the website of Worldz, or just now, on this site.

Worldz is making headlines, of the top Italian web information sites like StartupItalia!, Ninja Marketing and Facciamo Impresa, and newspapers like Eco di Bergamo, Il Resto del Carlino, or broadcasting stations like Radio Kaos, Radio1 Rai, etc. etc.

The Worldz model, based on measuring your influence, sharing your purchases and advising your network is explained in this informative article, just published on "Che Storie", the website about startups, the web, innovation, and much more.

JANUARY 2017

Success ! Sharewood completes crowdfunding campaign

Startup Sharewood completes the crowdfunding campaign on CrowdFundME.

3 days in advance of the scheduled date, the campaign has been successfully completed, with a significant overfunding.

50+ investors have confirmed that they believe in Sharewood's business model, and that they trust the team to scale-up.

Sharewood's team accepts a reasonable level of overfunding, so, the campaign is, for now, still open to additional investments and newcomers.

Sharewood is the leading European peer-to-peer social marketplace and network that enables people to list or rent outdoor equipment for snow sport, water sport and biking.

The acceleration programme in Vertical has now been completed.

Creative Thinking Ventures is founding investor in Sharewood, and has invested, pre-seed, at the birth of the company.

DECEMBER 2016

50+ INVESTORS ! Sharewood going strong

Excellent result for Sharewood on CrowdFundME. More than 50 investors have confirmed their trust in the startup.

Sharewood is the leading European peer-to-peer social marketplace and network, that enables people to list or rent outdoor equipment for snow sport, water sport and biking.

The startup has won the first edition of Startup Italian Open at #BTO2016 Buy Tourism Online. And this has certainly been instrumental in gaining even more attention of the investors.

Currently accelerated in Vertical, Sharewood is scaling-up to the next round of investment. Once the crowdfunding campaign is completed.

In May 2017 the timimg should be right as the prize the team has won, participating at the PhocusWright Europe conference in Amsterdam, will be a great chance to get noticed internationally.

Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect.

The platform for crowdfunding, CrowdFundME, has shown, again, that it is the right means for startups to finance their growth.

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