We build companies that solve massive social challenges

We recruit motivated individuals and surround them with design, technology, business building and behavioral science experts.

Our model

We recruit talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with direct, lived experiences in our focus areas, and we work directly alongside them for 18 months in an intense research, behavioral design, prototype, sell, deployment, and fundraising process. At the end of 18 months, we expect each of our entrepreneurs to have a product in-market making a difference in the world, with capital to continue to grow far beyond the Venture Studio.

How we evaluate business opportunities

We work with our entrepreneurs iteratively through a research, design, prototype, sell, deployment, and fundraising process, roughly chunked in three, six month long periods. We apply a behavioral science lens to collaboratively identify business opportunities (we don't expect our entrepreneurs to join the studio with a specific business idea), and focus on enterprise, value-based Software as a Service as our vehicle to scale our impact. When evaluating opportunities we ask, is there…

Pursuing opportunities with these three characteristics ensures we are actually helping people achieve their desired goals, and allows us to make value based sales to existing enterprises, while building technology to deliver that value, powered by data, and informed by behavioral science. This makes our businesses scalable, impactful and defensible.

Our portfolio

Companies we’re working with today.

Join our first cohort as an entrepreneur

We’re accepting applications: Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020

We're launching our first cohort of entrepreneurs at Ventures for Shared Prosperity, part of the Shared Prosperity Catalyst. This cohort is focused on improving the financial health and well-being of low and moderate income people in America.

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