Let’s do this.

Kickstart your business idea without quitting your day job.

The Co-Founder You Didn’t Know Existed.

Your ambition doesn’t have to wait. Launch your startup journey today, while keeping your day job during the high-risk stage. DQventures is your early-stage co-founder with the funds, resources and expertise to validate if your startup idea can work.

Who we are

Founders. Investors. Builders.

Successful track records

Our founding team have personally built, scaled and sold tech companies ranging from $4 million to $85 million. When you partner with DQventures, we become your new co-founders.

Connected

Outside of DQ, we’ve personally raised from and co-invested alongside some of the world’s top angel investors and venture capital firms. Our network becomes your network.

Hands-on

Unlike traditional investors who give you cash but no help, we actually jump into the business with you to do the work and bring things to life. We’re builders, not just advisors.

Digital Solutions

We partner with experienced professionals.

We require at least 10 years work experience, mostly in the same industry as your startup idea.

It’s never “too late” to launch your first business. In fact, quite the opposite – your years of experience, strong expertise, contacts and network are what make you the ideal founder!

If you have deep understanding of the industry you want to build a startup in, we want to hear from you.

Want To Shift From Corporate To Founder? Pitch Your Idea.

If you believe there’s a market for your idea and you want to validate it, we want to hear from you.

The Goal

We want to free you from corporate life

(but only once you have paying customers)

Today

You're stuck in your corporate job, with a great startup idea but you've got bills to pay. You don't want to throw away your career for something that may never take off, and you can't afford to not take a salary while you give it a try. What to do?

Next month

DQventures to the rescue! We partner up with you as your early stage co-founder and long term advisor, helping you validate your idea without risking your career (in case it doesn't work out).

2 - 8 months

Together we go through our venture building process to see what people need, test what works, build an MVP and try to get the first paying users. Our experts plug your skill gaps.

Validation (or not)

Not all startups succeed, but if yours does then we'll help you plan a path to profitability or raise investor funding so you can take a salary and quit your corporate job.

Today

You're stuck in your corporate job, with a great startup idea but you've got bills to pay. You don't want to throw away your career for something that may never take off, and you can't afford to not take a salary while you give it a try. What to do?

Next month

DQventures to the rescue! We partner up with you as your early stage co-founder and long term advisor, helping you validate your idea without risking your career (in case it doesn't work out).

2 - 8 months

Together we go through our venture building process to see what people need, test what works, build an MVP and try to get the first paying users. Our experts plug your skill gaps.

Validation (or not)

Not all startups succeed, but if yours does then we'll help you plan a path to profitability or raise investor funding so you can take a salary and quit your corporate job.

Founder of Juurnee

Rachel partnered with DQ to

validate her idea & launch Juurnee

“Without the guidance and help from DQ, I would never have got to the point I’m at with Juurnee. The team are so helpful, friendly and supportive. I feel that they genuinely care about me and my startup, and that working with them is my best chance of making Juurnee successful!”

De-risk entrepreneurship like Rachel in Sydney|Richard in Devon|Pat in Singapore|Toby in Lisbon|Steve in Sydney|Udi in London|Dan in Hamburg|Mel in Sydney|Rob in Singapore|George in Munich

Sentium

We’re currently helping Udi, a CTO in the UK, to validate his idea for a hosted access control platform.

WeNetwork

We helped Rob quit his recruitment job in Singapore and launch his own recruitment agency, now one of the fastest growing agencies in Asia with 35+ employees.

Zenn

We helped Steve quit his job as a graphic designer in Sydney, raise AUD$800k in angel investment, and bring Zenn – an AI assisted design software – to life.

A new model

Why choose DQ

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Aligned incentives

You own 80% of the company, we own 20% – we’re all invested.

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Team of the best startup experts

The DQ team have built, scaled and sold startups up to $85 million.

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100% fully confidential

Your identity remains secret (until you decide to go public).

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Work at your own pace

Unlike incubators or accelerators, we work 1-1 with you at your speed.

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Metrics that matter

We do what it takes to get your first paying users.

Next Steps

Are you ready to give your idea a shot?

Learn more about who we are and how it all works so you can think about whether it’s the right move for you. We’re actively looking for great people with great ideas to partner up with, so we’d love you to pitch us when you’re ready.