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Who we are

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Five by Five is a new breed of innovation consultancy, with one foot in the world of large organizations and the other straddling the startup universe. We build and empower modern teams needed for innovation that transforms, scales, and – most importantly – that makes sense. 

Born digital in 2013, Five by Five was built for and by a generation whose default M.O. is responsiveness, human-centricity and collaboration. Our passion: being the ultimate wingmen (and women) for innovation champions driving real change inside their organizations. The young company’s portfolio includes blue chip players like Google, Engie, SNCF and The World Bank.

We could sit here all day writing sonnets about ourselves, but the truth remains: Five by Five is better explained live.
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There’s no getting around it: The rigid 20th century systems most organizations were built around were not designed for today’s era of rapid-fire disruption. Just doing new things the same way isn’t going to cut it. Neither will spending millions on expensive tech or big consultancies suffering from very same challenges as you. To keep pace, we need an even bigger shift: in paradigms, skills, networks and ways of getting things done.

Missions like these take different kind of teams: Teams that can take ideas to market in months not years. Teams of people who speak fluent API, AI, Blockchain and IoT–whether or not they code. Teams who master lean startup, design thinking and agile without being dogmatic. Who understand the complexities of tech partnerships, from procurement to IP. Who don’t just study the global startup landscape from their glass towers, but who are a part of it.

That’s where we come in. There are many projects but really only one goal: build, empower and–if you’re starting out–stand in for those teams for you. Our tight-knit group has serious skills in capacity building, product strategy, startup partnerships and team design.

We could sit here all day writing sonnets about ourselves, but the truth remains: Five by Five is better explained live.
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We could sit here all day writing sonnets about ourselves, but the truth remains: Five by Five is better explained live.

Our work has taken us all over the world.

France
Paris, Toulon, Niort, Lyon, Lille

London, United Kingdom

Italy
Rome, Milan

Cape Town, South Africa

Tokyo, Japan

Los Angeles, USA

Helsinki, Finland

Tallinn, Estonia

Belgium
Brussels, Ghent, Bruges

Germany
Berlin, Frankfurt

Dublin, Ireland

Istanbul, Turkey

San Francisco, USA

New York, USA

Manila, Philippines

Casablanca, Marocco

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Accra, Ghana

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Bogota, Colombia

São Paulo, Brazil