Accenture Ventures

Partner with Accenture Ventures and stay ahead of disruption.

Reimagine your business with open innovation

Working at the intersection of business and technology, Accenture is fueling innovation-led growth for our clients. Accenture Ventures partners and invests in growth stage Deep-tech B2B start-ups to deliver innovation to our clients. The result? An unparalleled ability to co-create, co-innovate and deliver powerful solutions that help our clients be at the forefront of New.

A unique eco-system innovation approach

At Accenture, our goal is to help our clients succeed in their business amidst the rapidly changing business and technology environment. We recognize that innovation can happen in many forms, shapes and places, and want to ensure that we can offer our clients the best cutting-edge technology innovation that is happening inside Accenture as well as outside in our ecosystem.

Accenture Ventures India is part of Accenture's global Ventures program, which has a partnership focus with multiple eco-system partners including incubators, accelerators, corporate venture capitalists, start-ups, academia, etc. across 39 countries. Watch Accenture Ventures' journey to become one of the top corporate accelerators in India.

Innovation offerings

A range of offerings that bring the power of ecosystem innovation to our clients

Startup scan

Scan and shortlist startups relevant to technology hotspots.


Develop and create prototypes using short agile sprints with startups.

Open innovation as-a-service

Run a structured innovation program leveraging and managing startup ecosystem.

Corporate venturing services

New digital venture creation, building start-up investment portfolio

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The vehicle driving Indo-Israel prosperity

India’s jugaad and Israel’s chutzpah approaches make them natural allies. Together, the nations have the power to foster inclusive economic growth and maximize human potential. Accenture, along with NASSCOM, has designed a unique framework—IINSPIRE—to help the two nations benefit from innovation collaboration and collectively unlock explosive benefits.

India and Israel collaborate innovatively.

Turning innovation in to tangible outcomes

New business models and industry-disrupting startups are putting pressure on legacy businesses to step out of the box and innovate. Companies that pivot to pursue new growth opportunities through innovation will lead and thrive in these constantly changing times. While many are making strides in this direction, only a few organizations have been able to turn innovation into impact. To harness the true power of an innovation-led environment, organizations need to foster the right culture and mindset. Accenture’s Innovation Architecture enables organizations to take a holistic approach to innovation by relying bringing together existing operating models and new capabilities to boost agility, efficiency, productivity and creativity. Accenture’s managed-service model has already helped many clients on their innovation journey by collaborating with deep tech growth-stage startups.

How to make a wise innovation pivot in the time of extreme polarities.

Accenture Ventures Challenge 2020

Launched in 2018, the Accenture Ventures Challenge is an annual event run by the Accenture Ventures team in India to identify the best B2B tech startups that develop solutions for real world challenges faced by businesses. Held in a virtual format, in partnership with Microsoft 100x100x100, the theme for the third edition was 'Innovation in the Never Normal Era'. Accenture Ventures Challenge 2020 recognized and rewarded startups in India which are helping businesses accelerate the transformations prompted by the Covid-19 crisis across four categories: supply chain resilience, digital commerce, systems resilience and responsible technology. The winners have joined the Accenture Ventures Open Innovation partner program and would co-create solutions for Accenture clients around the world.

Applied Intelligence Challenge – 2019

The second edition focused on Applied Intelligence—a unique approach to combine Artificial Intelligence with data, analytics and automation across every function of business to deliver outcomes at speed and scale.

Accenture Ventures Applied Intelligence challenge: Helping innovative startups fuel enterprise ambitions

The annual Accenture Ventures Challenge recognizes and rewards B2B start-ups that’re solving real-time business problems by harnessing disruptive innovations.

Industry X.0 Challenge – 2018

The first edition of the challenge focused on Industry X.0—which promises the digital transformation of businesses through smart, connected and living technologies.

Accenture Ventures Industry X.0 challenge: Recognizing and Orbit Shifting the most Innovative Industry X.0 Startups

Partner quotes

Raghu Ravinutala, CEO, Yellow Messenger

  • Accenture Ventures opened up opportunities with global customers that we would not have access to, by a long shot.
  • Working with Accenture helped us understand customer requirements better, and fine-tune and position our product.

Shmuel (Stan) Levine, CEO, ContextSpace Solutions Ltd.

  • Accenture Ventures quickly understood our start-up's potential in the emerging data protection and privacy arena.
  • It has supported our growth, extended our reach and helped us scale opportunities in new industries and regions.

Siddharth Desai, Co-founder & CEO, Clean Slate Technologies

  • The Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation Team is undoubtedly the best corporate start-up engagement construct in the country today.
  • The OI Team has been a stellar support system to facilitate us with the right knowledge, abundant resources and access to Accenture and enterprise client leadership.

Rajesh Kumar, Co-Founder, Streamoid Technologies

  • The engagement with Accenture was fantastic.
  • We got face time with some very large international clients, and their effort to take us to market could not have been better.

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Media coverage

Creating a global platform for Indian start-ups

Economic Times

Accenture has worked with at least 50 Indian start-ups to create pilots for global clients and is serving as a conduit for clients’ innovation agenda.


Avnish Sabharwal, MD—Accenture Ventures in India, on how we’re giving deep-tech Indian start-ups an unmatched platform to bring innovation to life


Long gestation periods is the biggest challenge for Indian start-ups today. Avnish Sabharwal, MD Accenture Ventures, In conversation with Inc42.

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