The RATIO Group was founded on the spirit that something extraordinary happens when diverse domain expertise is combined to tackle market challenges. Combining the best elements of an advisory firm and a venture studio, we help the Fortune 1000 tackle their strategic innovation needs, with the agility of a startup.

The organization is comprised of a small group of highly experienced technology, operations, and business innovation experts along with an extended network of world-class expertise in innovation, digital technologies and machine intelligence with a singular focus: partner with our clients to Identify, Build and Scale the technologies that will shape the future.  Along the way, we will bridge the gap between emerging digital technologies and the powerful ecosystem of global influencers that can help commercialize them.


With a focus on solving strategic market needs and not deal volume, we work with clients to establish strategic requirements around the implementation of the next wave of leading edge technologies such as big data, machine learning, and industrial internet. From there we proceed to venture creation, from identification and vetting of existing offerings, to helping shape, define and launch entirely new company incubations.

We have partnered with the leading incubators, accelerators, research organizations and universities to unearth the best of breed solutions. Whether existing startups, technical experts, or Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), we draw from all of the resources available in our proprietary network to identify, develop and help launch an appropriate solution to the client needs.

The Group is tightly aligned with the Stanford School of Engineering, where it has created much of the entrepreneurship focus and curriculum, in addition to a combined 30 years of venture capital experience, and global advisory expertise spanning the energy, transportation, health care, financial services, defense, and retail sectors. 


We use a unique and proven internal model that has driven the creation of startups that have generated in excess of $5B of market value over the past two decades.