Using a Common Language

A glossary is necessary for new joiners, startups and partners to pick up the common venture building terms used, which is imperative for mutual understanding and ease of communication.

Process Overview

This is your one-stop shop guide for an end-to-end process of a typical 6-month venture building process, miro templates and resources to conduct workshops with corporate partners.

Global Guide to Scoping and Venture Validation

A global overview of processes, resources and key deliverables from Rainmaking’s scoping and venture validation projects.

Capability Development Matrix

A resource for identifying personal strengths and areas of improvement to guide learning, development, and career progression.

Building a Venture Team

This playbook consists of steps a newly-formed venture team can take to understand each other’s ways of working.

Venture-Founder Alignment Workshop

A venture-founder alignment workshop is meant to define preliminary founder persona for the project and align on recruitment process and responsibilities across all parties.


Venture Kick-Off

A venture kick-off is meant to introduce the working team, review objectives, timelines and milestones for the project. It is also important to align on ways of working, communication preferences and discuss the hypothesis for the project.

Venture KPI Workshop

A Venture KPI workshop is conducted with partners to align on what delivery excellence would look like for the venture.

Business Model Environment

A Business Model Environment to analysis helps people map their environment’s forces in a structured and tangible way. This tool is often used during strategic conversations to raise awareness on environmental forces that will affect the development of a business model.

Customer Development

The customer development framework helps teams to really understand if their product or product idea meets the needs of the target user. As a result, products made using a customer development framework are tailored to their ideal audience more effectively where only the most valuable products and features make it to market.

Customer Insights Database

This database logs the insights gathered from past projects, interviews and experiments.

Preliminary Advisory Board

The Preliminary Advisory Board’s objective is to confirm recommended focus area, discuss potential partner’s alignment with focus area and explore corporate resources to support venture team and development. 


BMC Ideation Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to create viable business models to deliver value to consumers.

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Value Proposition Design Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to design value propositions that customers actually want. 

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Intermediate Advisory Board

The aim of the session is to agree on a Value Proposition to begin validating, discuss alignment with Value Proposition and identify potential partner resources to aid venture team.


Assumption Mapping & Experiments Workshop

Assumption mapping is the practice of identifying the risky assumptions being made about a new product or service. The idea is to inform better products by understanding the assumptions being made about the desirability, feasibility, and viability of a new idea.

Rapid Prototyping & Validation Experiments

Rapid prototyping and conducting experiments enables organizations to validate a business model’s Desirability, Feasibility and Viability. This allows entrepreneurs to make tweaks to their business models before launching hence reducing wasted effort.

Brand Sprint Workshop

This workshop helps the team develop a brand strategy from choosing the tone of voice to a brand name to briefing your designer.

18-month Roadmap

This 18-month roadmap is a guiding strategic document as well as a plan for executing the product strategy for the next 18-months to achieve the business objectives.

Financial Model

A financial model is simply a tool that’s built in spreadsheet to forecast a business’ financial performance into the future based on key assumptions. 

Investment Note

An investment note is a summary of the venture’s problem, solution, execution plan and financial plan sent to investors to request for funding.

Final Advisory Board Meeting

The final advisory board meeting is for the venture team to account for the past few months of work done, insights gathered and to showcase the final solution developed through the venture building process.


Pricing Strategy

A pricing strategy is a model or method used to establish the best price for a product or service. It helps you choose prices to maximize profits and shareholder value while considering consumer and market demand.

Engines of Growth

Your Engine of Growth is the way to achieve responsible growth based on the customer use of your product or service.