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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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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.


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.


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

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Successfull supported startups since 2009.


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 not online at the moment

Do Tandem link here: Facebook

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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, which was the seventh completed in Italy.

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Travel smarter. Meet amazing people. Save money.

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.

March 2017 - Sharewood closes a crowdfunding round, raising €232k from 167 investors, with a 300% overfunding. 7,2% equity at a valuation of €3Mio.


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

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Share Purchases, Be Cool

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, Prestashop and Magento.

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.

February 2017 - Worldz closes a private round of financing.

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.

February 2018 - Worldz is equity crowdfunding on the Italian platform Opstart < LINK

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

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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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Worldz Equity Crowdfunding on Opstart Platform - starting end of January

Message to all the Worldz fans!

Just a few days left to the start of the equity crowdfunding campaign you have been waiting for. You can now be a co-owner of the digital startup Worldz.

The innovator in social media for all of us to Be Social and Be an Influencer with the slogans:

"Be Social Pay Less"- #BeSocialPayLess

"Share for Reward" - #ShareForReward

Patience, just a few days more ...

But when the campaign opens (end of January) you should be ready, we expect that it will sell out quite quickly. Worldz has thousands of followers and supporters.

The teaser page on the Opstart platform meanwhile is up and running, if you want to have a look follow the Link.

Creative Thinking Ventures is founding investor in Worldz. If you would like to know more, or want the point of view of a VC regarding Worldz, we will be happy to answer any questions:

Worldz is a startup accelerated by LAB Creative Thinking.

December 2017

OPEN SUMMIT StartupItalia! Sharewood & Worldz in the Top100 startups Italy

#SIOS17 Sharewood and Worldz are both in the Top100 Italian startups at the 2017 Open Summit organized by StartupItalia!

Sharewood has also won the special award of the jury for the category Tourism and Culture #turismoecultura

This an important recognition of the the startups in our investment portfolio. A big "Thank You" to the team at StartupItalia!. An online magazine and organization for the Italian ecosystem of startups. Since 2012 it describes innovation, research, new markets, and the 7000+ Italian startups.

The two startups under the spotlight:

The Jury at the event was composed of 100 entrepreneurs and investors from the Italian ecosystem.

Our CIO and co-founder Marnix Groet was Juror at this event which elected the winner, which is in the scale-up stage, Greenrail.

In both startups, Sharewood and Worldz, Creative Thinking Ventures is founding investor. More information about our investment thesis here.

October 2017

ItaliaRestartsUP at SMAU - Milan

During SMAU the Italian governement agency ITA Italian Trade Agency and ICE have invited 60 foreign investors to come and meet the Italian startup ecosystem. ItaliaRestartsUP the fourth event of its kind.

Creative Thinking Ventures and LAB Creative Thinking have attended to meet pre-seed startups and their teams.

It is also always a good occasion to meet with fellow investors and exchange ideas and best practices.

< ItaliaRestartsUp: meet the Italian innovative ecosystem >
Organised by ICE-ITA - the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development, and SMAU.
Michele Scannavini, Ferdinando pastore, ICE - Fabrizio Curci, FieraMilano - Pierantonio Macola, SMAU
Mattia Corbetta, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Pietro Strada, SILVERPEAK
Anna Gervasoni, AIFI
Luca Seletto, ENEL
Paolo Penati, QVC
Maurizio Riva, Intel
Agostino Santoni, Cisco
Marco Bicocchi Pichi, ITALIA STARTUP

JULY 27, 2017

TocTocBox launches new interactive website

TocTocBox® has a new website for the enjoyment of a multidevice service.
One of the first innovative startups in Italy to launch the campaign on CrowdFundMe by collecting € 95,000, is redesigning and evolving its site.
The typical sharing economy service launches a new website that significantly improves usage experience.

An additional lever to allow so many users to easily ship their belongings through the help of so many travelers who are now part of the first TocTocBox sharing community.

The new comes with a clear visual and impact that is consistent with brand look & feel.
A new service content and an immediate home page that allows users to explore with a few clicks the search for items.

For travelers to find items to be sent, or to enter a travel ad. For those wanting to ship an opportunity to send goods and important objects with a trusted community member. The website allows you to enter a shipping ad and to find your ideal traveler.

Creative Thinking Ventures is seed investor in TocTocBox.

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