Investment Advisor

brainmate offers general advice for investors in the key area of IP.
In addition, brainmate offers special advice for a closed user group regarding investments in selected programs.


Megatrend Advisor

How do you identify the technologies that will change your world?

What technologies have the biggest potential to change the world? What technologies are at the forefront of your area today, and what changes can we expect in the next 5-10 years? How should you approach the patent situation in relevant fields of technology?
  • brainmate’s goal is to become the preferred service provider for inventors, businesses, and investors regarding this question.
  • brainmate helps you verify your vision, ideas and plans by offering an overview of the existing developments in your playing field which are protected by some form of IP. We can also give you information about rejected patents, and former or present IP litigation.
  • In the case of existing patents, brainmate provides advice on how to put into practice your invention via different strategies, such as using a new approach to producing your product or avoiding long-term problems by purchasing or licensing third-party IP (which can be a cheaper, less risky and faster way of reaching your goal).
  • Save time, money and stress, and protect your future potential. Start out with a clear picture of the IP situation in the area of your potential idea, invention or business.

Learning from the leaders in innovation

Today’s global companies work in a highly competitive environment where traditional expansion through organic growth, increased efficiency, and “synergetic” take-overs are no longer sufficient sources of growth.

An effective innovation strategy based upon the “Blue Ocean Theory” - a search for unique business ideas and the creation of new markets - therefore becomes the key driver of sustainable corporate advantage.

Investment in research and development, the creation of new businesses by spin-outs, external ventures investing in new technologies and emerging markets, joint ventures – which corporate innovation strategies are right for you?
  • brainmate enables you to take shortcuts when developing your innovation strategy, by learning from benchmark corporations in your field which have implemented efficient R&D processes. The key elements of their approach are usually well-protected business and technology secrets. By analyzing their output in the shape of IP assets, brainmate can describe to you how industry-leading companies or your competitors have managed their path to success.

New challenges for investors

The world of venture capital investors has been changing due to the emergence of crowd funding, super-angels and accelerators, surplus of capital, lowering of professional standards and barriers to entry into the profession, more active behavior of investors in emerging markets, etc. What is your position in the market? What is the value of your portfolio? What is the potential of your portfolio?
  • brainmate has the perfect tool to answer these questions for you. With our unique networking database containing the up-to-date status of the IP across all industries worldwide, brainmate is able to provide the most precise advice possible.
  • Whatever the situation - due diligence, seed financing, bridge and mezzanine financing, growth and expansion financing or (hopefully not) illiquidity or bankruptcy – ask brainmate to establish the exact value of the intangible but usually biggest asset of your investment.

Quotes on brainmate

“There will be a war over IP – the key to the future! I think China is currently doing best, especially if we keep in mind the short history of business and IP in this country.“ Axel Stellbrink
Patent Lawyer and Innovation Strategist