About us

Venturely.io (formerly smartbusinessmodeler.com) is an award-winning business modeling and venture creation platform that is empowering anyone to successfully bring their ideas to market. Venturely is the latest and improved version of what used to be the Smart Business Modeler. If you are an innovator looking for step-by-step guidance, practical templates, and business modeling tools to collaboratively work on developing your business ideas online you are in the right place!

Venturely About Us
René Bohnsack

The lab and the Founder

Venturely is a Business Model Design Lab product. Spun off in 2019, by René Bohnsack, the Business Model Design Lab (BMDL)’s research focuses on business model patterns, integrates new methods such as machine learning and feeds into our research platform, the Smart Business Modeler.

We are a multi-disciplinary research group at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, in Portugal, and our mission is to empower businesses to capitalise on business model innovation in the context of digital transformation, sustainability and internationalisation.

Why should you use Venturely?

75% of venture-backed startups fail (entrepreneur.com), and the failure to create a sound business model is a ‘top 10 reason’ for startups to fail (cbinsights.com). In fact, the lack of experience in new business model accounts for 19% of disrupted industries (KPMG).

The idea of Venturely and its unique AI-driven Business Model tools suite is to help innovators avoid cognitive biases, provide guidance, and support thinking outside the box.

The importance of business model design