About

Building products & businesses

Product & Venture Studio

Working at the intersection of business, design, strategy and technology to craft innovative products and companies.

Located in Austin, TX

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Our mission

We invest expert knowledge, resources & human capital to transform extraordinary ideas into market-ready products, services & business solutions.
What we do

Bridging the gap between innovative ideas & impactful real-world applications

We leverage emerging behaviors, business models and technologies to build products and companies that create lasting value for founders, investors and stakeholders alike.

Areas of emphasis:

1

Product & Venture Building

Our primary focus is the ongoing development of Cohort's growing portfolio of product and ventures generated by our in-house team.

2

Early-stage Startup Incubation

We work with early-stage founders as skin-in-the-game collaborators to help bring their ideas to life and accelerate the venture building process.

3

Product & Innovation Consulting

We partner with select enterprises and startups to help plan, design, validate and launch new product and service offerings.

Leadership Team

Cohort Ventures is led and managed by co-founders, Rob Edwards and Max Miner.

Max Miner

Business + Design + Strategy

Max Miner is an award-winning leader in human-centered design and strategy with 12+ years experience crafting brands, products, businesses and social impact initiatives for Fortune 500 enterprises and startups.

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Rob Edwards

Technology + Engineering

Rob Edwards is an expert creative technologist, engineer, maker and serial entrepreneur with proven experience developing technology-driven innovations for Fortune 500 enterprises and startups.

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A history of crafting brands, products & ventures for world-changing companies

We provide award-winning expertise honed over 25+ collective years leading technology-driven innovation and impact for Fortune 500 enterprises and startups.

72andSunny
AKQA
Bud Light
Disney
Google
Lexus
R/GA
San Diego Zoo Kids
SkillsEngine
Target
Team One
The Crafter's Box

Our Portfolio

We have a portfolio of products and companies we have created with our in-house team and in partnership with select clients.

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Our services

Experts in Value Creation

We combine expert in-house capabilities with a trusted network of professional leaders, innovators and makers to provide the resources and know-how necessary to move ideas from zero to one and beyond.

IN-HOUSE
  • Research & Strategy
  • Product & Service Design
  • Prototyping
  • Concept Validation
  • Engineering
  • Visual & User Experience (UX) Design
  • Data Science
  • Go-To-Market
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Operations
IN-NETWORK
  • Public Relations
  • Recruiting
  • Fundraising
  • Company Formation
  • Finance
  • Legal & HR
Our Community

Why Austin, Texas?

Cohort Ventures is proud to call Austin, TX our home. We support local nonprofits and work with business and community leaders to give back to a city that gives us so much.

Texas Startup Manifesto 2.0, by Josh Baer →Open Letter to New Austinites, by Josh Spearman →
Texas = 9th largest economy in the world
50+ Fortune 500 headquarters
2nd most active angel network in USA
33.33% of Austin jobs are tech related
4700+ tech companies' home-base
#1 City for early-stage startups

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