#88: Bain & Company’s Acquisition of Rainmaking APAC with COO Virginie Hello

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Virginie Hello is an accomplished professional currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Rainmaking APAC, a globally recognized venture builder established in Denmark over 15 years ago. Rainmaking APAC has achieved remarkable success, boasting a diverse portfolio of more than 55 ventures, investments in nearly 1,000 startups, and strategic partnerships with over 100 leading corporations worldwide.

While the task of building corporate ventures may appear daunting, Rainmaking APAC has thrived due to two key differentiators that set it apart from others in the industry. Firstly, their unique risk-sharing model enables them to invest capital alongside corporate partners, aligning incentives and fostering collaborative growth. Secondly, the organization’s teams consist of accomplished founders and investors who bring an authentic entrepreneurial approach to their work.

In her current role, Virginie Hello is dedicated to ensuring that each venture is led by exceptional talent and that the ideas and outcomes delivered not only meet but exceed expectations. Her focus lies in creating value for both corporate partners and the customers who benefit from the ventures. With a united team, Virginie strives to cultivate an environment where shared values of Entrepreneurship, Impact, and Kindness serve as the guiding principles in building exceptional ventures.

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