The 2023 Venture Studio Market Map

Dive into this BRAND NEW data on Venture Studio industry verticals, niche trends, ecosystem growth, and much more

Dianna Lesage
8 min readDec 20, 2023

In 1996, the first two Startup Studios were born.

Idea Lab and Blenheim Chalcot broke barriers when they brought this weird new innovation model to life. And thank goodness they did.

One part incubator, one part co-founder, one part VC firm — Startup Studios are hard to explain … and even harder to operate.

Luckily, entrepreneurs love doing hard things.

  • By 2005 there were 14 Studios in existence
  • Five years later, there were 42 🚀
  • The mid-2010’s saw an explosion of new Studio launches 💥
  • From 2011 to 2015, there were 137 new Studios on the block
  • Today there are 500+ Studios across the globe 📈

Today, the Venture Studio ecosystem is thriving — it’s estimated the Studio sphere has grown by ~625% over the last 7 years. According to my research, there are between 500 and 600…



Dianna Lesage

Venture Studio expert. Creator capitalist. Lover of innovation.