Approach

When we as individuals are becoming the financiers, manufacturers, promoters, distributors and providers of products and services we love, we’re disintermediating the creation of “value” as we know it, and we’re challenging our roles in the process. We face new challenges and we need to question our role.

As CEOs,

we realise that to remain profitable and competitive (or to simply exist) we face the inevitable challenge of acquiring innovation from the outside, hence corporate venturing. But outside innovation can come with its own challenges – hence we need to anticipate strategic solutions (mainly cultural integration, ability and incentive to change systems, process and procedures on both sides!) before they become problems and the investment in ventures does not deliver the expected return in innovation and competitiveness value.

As Investors,

we realise that our role is to travel and explore the world to meet and invest in people who share our vision and values. Sometimes we do this from our mobiles; other times we want to meet people face to face. Increasing the chance of return (or diminishing the chance of a start-up going wrong for the wrong reasons) we’ve realised often comes down to understanding the people behind the business.

As Entrepreneurs,

we are born to find new ways to solve old problems. Today we realise that “change” opens up new opportunities and old problems can be solved in new and completely different ways from yesterday. We still need to provide scalable and profitable models, without reinventing the basic concept of growth and profitability.

AS INDIVIDUALS,

we need to find new ways to make the world a better place and effect change that is socially effective and financially sustainable. And so, we do.

We develop ventures to solve society’s challenges by bringing together inventors, investors and corporates.
For these solutions to be effective in the short term and sustainable in the long term, they need to provide a new way to solve an old problem. In our view, it’s all about the people. We believe that to make a game-changing venture successful we need different people with different motivations, experiences and points of view. We need the inventor with the idea of changing the world and the fear of not making it happen; we need the investor with the fund to make it happen and the fear it could fail for the wrong reason; we need the corporation to drive scale with the reassurance innovation will be scalable.

We have experienced both successful ventures and successful learnings. We have been inventors, investors and CEOs. And we have learned that successful ventures are those where inventors, investors and corporations are aligned. We’ve also learned that these three parties each have a different definition of “value”, “risk” and “return. It is by understanding each other’s point of view and aligning interests and effort towards the same goal that differences create the required tension to deliver change and value. We make sure that the partnership works – we make sure objectives, goals, strategy and measurement between all the parties involved are aligned. We have designed processes, procedures and tools to enable transparency, accountability, communication and collaboration where and when necessary. This way everyone can focus on value creation.

Make it better

CHALLENGE 1
Upcycling Waste Better.

Our planet is facing its biggest threat yet. By 2050 our oceans will contain more plastic than fish. The concept of “sustainability” has become a strategic imperative for corporations. Over the past 20 years we’ve seen a major corporate PR effort focus on this problem, which has resulted in an attempt to inhibit specific consumer behaviours, like plastic consumption. The concept of a circular economy presents an alternative model where goods are transformed “circularly” in a process, opposed to goods being consumed linearly. While new manufacturing technologies and the introduction of innovative materials and textiles are creating a new narrative and demand for products that promote a circular economy, it’s all just too expensive for the average person. Upcycled goods come with a premium price, and there’s little incentive for people to recycle, reuse and repurpose goods. Whether it’s designing products people want that are both sustainable and affordable, creating new materials with unseen textures, or giving people a tangible economic incentive to collect or replace toxic materials, we know there are entrepreneurs out there trying to make it happen. Meanwhile, big companies are looking for ways to save the planet and investors want to see it all come to life. Come and join us!

GOAL

Create more value from upcycling waste.

OBJECTIVE

Transform 5 M kg of Plastic Waste into value.

STRATEGIES

Incentivise & reward collection of materials, devise new collection methods, drive mass productions & demand of up-cycled goods, promote circular economy models.

MEASUREMENTS

#Kg of Waste - Plastic

Make it happen

SUPERNOVAS

  1. We are looking forward to engaging with corporates suffering from excessive waste throughout their supply and value chains. Please get in touch so we can show you how to transform your waste into an asset.
  2. We are looking for content creators interested in creating content on the latest transformation techniques. Come and create some unseen editorial content, be the first to showcase how today’s waste can turn into furniture and accessories for the modern live, work and play environment. Please do get in touch!
Make it happen!
CHALLENGE 2
Move Better.

We believe that the ability of an individual to move is key to any society’s productivity and value creation. Mobility should be free. The Global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Market was valued at $24 BLN in 2018 and is expected to reach $230B by the end of 2025, growing with a CAGR of 32.6% over the period from 2019 to 2025. Investment in new mobility grew to $1B in 2018, but 34% of resources allocated don’t transform into value because of driver behavioural risks, lack of availability of vectors, and capital intensity required to maintain and replace vectors is prohibitive. Automotive, technology and insurance industries are connecting, and entrepreneurs have spotted the opportunity to solve this problem, by creating multi-electric vehicles (scooters, e-bikes and cars) that will provide free, optimised mobility. Business game-changers like GaiaGo are developing a sustainable vehicle platform for the neighbourhood, by using advertising revenues to subsidise cost and AI data analytics to provide a better journey. Advertisers will use purchased mobility hours to engage with and secure leads in GaiaGo buildings  – to secure growth while reducing capital intensity and the maintenance costs typically associated with mobility ventures. Come and join us!

GOAL

Find new mobility model to decrease air pollution!

OBJECTIVE

Remove 10kg3 of CO2 from European Air

STRATEGIES

Mobility Optimisation

MEASUREMENTS

#mobility hours optimised #Co2 removed

Make it happen

No open briefs at the moment but feel free to get in touch with us if you have any kind of idea that could help us to move better!

Make it happen!