Money is a language. It’s no more than a linguistic abstraction we use to communicate value to each other.
Until recently, money was a complex language only spoken by a selected few. The finance industry particularly was very exclusive, and most efforts were focused on engineering finance in a way that benefited mostly the ones that studied the language.
The internet has profoundly revolutionized this. Money is now a language one can learn in just a few clicks. Finance is deeply embedded in the fabrics of society, across all classes. For the first time in the history of mankind.
Robinhood enabled the first commission-free trade of many young investors. Chipper Cash empowered the first mobile money transfer between unbanked individuals. Angellist enabled the first investment in a startup entirely online.
Finance is not just about purchasing mutual funds or structuring Lombard facilities anymore; finance is now about API calls from Morgan Stanley to Stripe that automatically enable customers to open a bank account when opening a Shopify store. Finance is about data driven and automated investment decisions after a quick machine learning analysis of a balance sheet. Finance is about communicating value across the world in a fraction of a second.
While we started seeing glimpses of the value financial innovation can bring, we believe the market to be ripe with opportunities. Themes such as generational shifts and changes in outdated regulations will act as significant tailwinds in the push for further financial innovation.
The digital transformation of money has begun.
We are excited to back entrepreneurs creating tools that modernize finance, for a world with less financial engineering and more financial innovation.
We are equally excited to leverage these innovations to widen our reach, regardless of company location.
We combine traditional venture capital investments with an innovative and proprietary strategy of digital investments.
All investment opportunities are sourced through our own network of Angels, Family Offices and VCs across 5 continents. We co-invest and never lead a round.
We use niche digital investment platforms reserved for certified professionals to access the very best global investment opportunities. We use proprietary strategies to assess and deploy capital to the most promising startups.