Launch Ventures Logo Design Contest

Launch Ventures has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 340 designs from 55 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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launchventures
United Kingdom

What We Do

We work with early stage entrepreneurs to move their business forward and get them to their next round of funding. We build and maintain a valuable network of investors and provide them with excellent entrepreneurs. (investment opportunities)

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Credibility / stability
#2 - Fast Growth
#3 - Established and Valuable network

Our Target Audience:

Early stage entrepreneurs and established Investors. Primarily male but not exclusively... between 20-60years, in the UK and the USA, High income, high education.

Color Preferences

Probably no pink... but pretty open otherwise... we have to appeal to sophisticated investors and fast moving entrepreneurs.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

There are 5 founders... all from Oxford University... but not sure if that's worth incorporating into it or not. I wouldn't focus too much on this but it is extra information.

Themes

Masculine
Modern
Refined
Adventure

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
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Applications

Web
Print
Signs

Entries
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Discussion

Discussion

launchventures
United Kingdom
Thanks to all for the submissions thus far...we're excited about the progress demonstrated by the designers. We were finally able to rank all of the submissions today and are happy with the overall direction of the contest. Hopefully our feedback has been helpful. We will continue to provide feedback on as many designs as possible as the tournament moves forward.
13 years ago
launchventures
United Kingdom
A quick update - rather than attempting to rank all of the submissions (exhausting work), we thought it would be more useful for the design community if we focused on a selected group. Entries are only being moved to the "not interested" bin because the ranking system makes it difficult to manage a large volume of designs. Please don't be discouraged and continue submitting ideas!!! Great work so far, thanks again!
13 years ago
launchventures
United Kingdom
There was an idea brought to our attention by some colleagues we showed the designs too with reference to our current number one. I don't know if it would be good or not... but it sounded interesting so I will do my best to describe it. Like the slingshot which is currently our favorite... but have the elastics drawing backwards into the background around the name so...

(Image of Elastic pulled back)
LAUNCH VENTURES

So it would look like the person that is reading the logo would be hit by the slingshot if it were released because it's looking right at you...

Like this sort of but around the name http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2006/12/sling-shot.jpg

Anyways just an idea I thought I'd through out.
13 years ago
launchventures
United Kingdom
As we move towards the end of this competition... we are definitely leaning more towards the logos that are less gimicky and can stand the test of time as an iconic mark... we are impressed by most entries so far and we are always surprised how a new entry will shift our way of thinking... We hope to see some more choices over the next couple of days as the competition nears a close...
13 years ago
intrepidguppy
Canada
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13 years ago
launchventures
United Kingdom
In general, we prefer designs that use a traditional letter "A"
13 years ago
launchventures
United Kingdom
Given all of the great submissions we recently received, we have decided to extend the contest to encourage additional creativity and fine tuning of the designs. We will continue to provide as much feedback as possible...thanks to everyone for the hard work so far!
13 years ago