Leadership through innovation

Our goal is to help corporations guard against disruption by developing new competencies and innovative outcomes – blending the best elements of startups and growth oriented operations.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

What we do

We help organizations create a custom operating model that addresses these innovation building blocks and more.

Methodology, Tools & Repeatable Process

Methodology, Tools & Repeatable Process

From policies and procedures to frameworks and tools, a new way of working can be harnessed and sustained.

Pipeline Sourcing & Portfolio Management

Pipeline Sourcing & Portfolio Management

Pipeline sourcing can be overwhelming, yet is crucial to the trajectory of innovation goals in a company.

Culture, Skills & Mindset

Culture, Skills & Mindset

Designing the space, team norms and working principles to enable diverse, bold, and creative thinking.

Learning & Experimentation

Learning & Experimentation

Shifting the focus to learning and outcomes supported by data, while enabling cross-team collaboration and stakeholder participation.

Ecosystem Development

Ecosystem Development

Maintaining a robust network of external partners can be incredibly helpful to accelerate progress and momentum.

Governance & Measuring Success

Governance & Measuring Success

Focus on quality and speed, ensuring that GO / No GO decisions at each phase are effectively stage gated and de-risked.
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Large Organizations

We are dedicated to providing the best to our valued clients. Our staff is composed of professionally trained people with vast experience in the area.

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Our Expertise

Large Organizations

We are dedicated to providing the best to our valued clients. Our staff is composed of professionally trained people with vast experience in the area.

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Startups

We are dedicated to providing the best to our valued clients. Our staff is composed of professionally trained people with vast experience in the area.

Incubators, Accelerators, Studios & Venture Funds

We are dedicated to providing the best to our valued clients. Our staff is composed of professionally trained people with vast experience in the area.

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Ways to Engage

We accelerate your journey to innovate by accessing your capabilities and goals, and partnering to provide tailored services, from strategy to playbooks. Doing innovation “with”, not “at” you.

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ORGANIZATION

Coaching & Advisory

Supporting innovation leaders and teams with guidance, experiential learnings, and best practices across industries

Innovation Deep Dives

Providing deep dives to activate and accelerate progress in a variety of complex areas form early stage innovation work to established practices

Innovation Playbook

Designing a custom operation model, how to guides, policies & procedures to enable activity, and to meet any company’s current stage of their innovation journey

Trainings & Workshop

Upskilling teams with frameworks, tools, templates, and methodologies to enable innovation delivery

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Lisha Davis

Principal and CEO

Lisha is an innovation leader, venture builder, startup investor, and business strategist who has served on all sides of the business table.

Prior to launching Arable Ventures, Lisha served as the founder and CEO of Vanguard’s Innovation Studio, where she was responsible for the identification of white spaces with the power to disrupt and the build out of successful ventures to fill those spaces. Throughout her work, Lisha has led innovation, product, and business teams in vision, strategy, operations, and the creation of powerful tech-enabled solutions, with a high emphasis on growing the best functioning teams and company culture. An angel investor and startup advisor, Lisha teaches a course on Open Innovation & Strategic Alliances @ Temple University, and is a lifelong advocate of diverse founders and funders.

Team

Strategist
Product Owners
Designers
Market Researchers
Data Scientists
Prototypers
Developers

Innovation doesn't have to be magical or mysterious.

Arable Ventures was launched to help organizations demystify and learn how to "do" innovation.

OUR LATEST NEWS
In The Press
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Best Practices From Vanguard's Innovation Studio

March 20, 2019
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SXSW 2019 Speakers: Lisha Davis

March 10, 2019
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Lean, human-centered and innovative: A Q&A with Lisha Davis, head of Vanguard Innovation Studio

May 04, 2018
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