The Innovation Lab is responsible for our wide-ranging activities with 3rd party emerging companies.
Hartford Lab has been fortunate to work across a wide variety of industries (e.g. advertising, beauty, biotech, data, decentralized systems, entertainment, hardware, health, IoT/IoE, social media, VR/AR), with varying business structures (e.g. consumer, enterprise, marketplace, mobile, SaaS), and in different capacities along a spectrum of pre-funded ideas to publicly traded companies.
We’ve been described as a “business development accelerator meets (human) VC firm". This is because our Innovation Lab operates as a venture firm that instead offers its human capital– often structuring lower-cost, alternative fee arrangements (e.g. equity, rev share) based on the stage and needs of the companies we work with.