AREAS OF FOCUS
Where innovation scales
The Foundry is led by business problems and opportunities. We work with Unilever’s leadership to identify key programmes where scaleups and startups can help us deliver impact and growth.
To date, we’ve piloted with hundreds of startups, crafting strategic partnerships that help scale technologies and accelerate innovation. We’re looking for disruptive products, services and technologies across these multiple focus areas, including:
Pioneering the future
Our aim is to build a culture of collaboration between startups and our global business. Through partnerships, we are fostering new ways to experiment and pioneer breakthrough technology and new business models that deliver impact at scale.
Successes to date
Have a question?
We’ll proactively contact companies that we consider strong potential partners. If you have a proven product, service or technology which has been tested in market and you are looking to partner with us, you can get in touch via the Contact Us page.If you’re a well-established company and looking for serious venture funding to support your growth ambitions, please visit Unilever Ventures.
We’re constantly looking for innovative external partners, startups and scaleups who can collaborate with us to address the strategic priorities of Unilever’s brands and functions.
Yes we do. Unilever Ventures invests in opportunities that are of strategic relevance to Unilever, including digital marketing, digital media, and eCommerce and will consider investing in relevant companies who work with The Unilever Foundry. Please see Unilever Ventures for more details.
We proactively seek out exciting companies that we consider strong potential partners. If we approach you, we’ll ask you to answer a few questions about your company, team and fit with the challenge at hand to understand how a partnership could work.
If you contact us regarding your product or technology, we’ll review your message and respond to the proposals that best fit our business priorities. Unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to all the messages we receive.