Introducing Possible Ventures
There's never been a better time to be alive. We live in a time of unprecedented prosperity, health, longevity, literacy and democracy. Yet these benefits aren't available to everyone, and our continued progress is far from guaranteed.
Innovation may have brought us this far. But we'll need new innovations to overcome the challenges of our time and access the possibilities of the future.
Thankfully, all across the globe, the brightest minds are building new solutions to our biggest problems. Technological progress has been the catalyst for improving our lives and our planet. Consider the advances in artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and quantum computing. Or emerging paradigms like the metaverse and the creator economy.
We're unabashed optimists when it comes to the power of technology to solve problems. And we plan to invest our time and capital to help make these tech innovations a reality.
That's why we're rebranding as Possible Ventures. To declare our commitment to back the most ambitious teams in the early stages, as they work to positively impact people and the planet.
Our mission has been years in the making. We started Inventures Collective to overcome the challenges we felt as angel investors. Angels often work in isolation and have to overcome many obstacles to invest wisely in the best companies. The best founders seek capital from angels with hands-on experience, but these sought-after "operator angels" don't have time to build a diversified startup portfolio. And providing meaningful support to all their investee companies is an ongoing challenge.
Inventures Collective was our first step towards a better model. We harnessed the experience and networks of more than one hundred entrepreneurial angels. Together, we discover and support great companies aligned with our mission. This armada of angels gives time and capital to 'pay it forward' to the next generation of founders in pursuit of a better world.
So today, our name is changing, but our Collective and microfund strategy remain the same.
When you invest at the early stages, ecosystems matter. The technologies that drive innovation are symbiotic. It's the combination of AI, robotics and satellites that helps build new climate solutions and food systems. The convergence of blockchain and cryptocurrencies makes decentralised finance possible. New technologies like machine learning, genetic modification and synthetic biology are enabling human health breakthroughs. We don't see frontier technology as a series of siloed disciplines. It's a collection of interdependent capabilities that produces much more than the sum of its parts. To succeed, startups must embrace a spectrum of technologies. Today's frontiers will become tomorrow's foundations. All companies will soon have to consider climate impact, sustainable manufacturing and supply chains, as well as new decentralised governance and ownership models.
When it comes to strategy, size matters. Speed of decision-making and flexible ticket sizes are essential to our founder-first ethos. We make investments large enough to be meaningful to founders, but small enough to leave room for other investors. In a world awash with cheap capital and rising valuations, it's tempting to keep increasing fund sizes. But our microfund strategy makes us a valuable partner to founders and co-investors alike. And we believe that a strong team with an authentic mission is a recipe for success, regardless of market cycles.
When it comes to opportunities, access matters. In the early stages, proprietary deal flow is a myth. Founders want other founders on their cap tables. They bring operating experience, muscle memory and scar tissue with them. We've built a collective of operator angels, engaging the brightest minds to access the best opportunities, all over the world. This enables us to make early investments into the ecosystems changing our future.
That includes frontier technologies across climate, energy and deep tech (Marvel Fusion, SeeQC, Tanso), crypto and web 3.0 (Civic, Donut, Immutable, Sorare), advanced manufacturing and new materials (Hyperganic, VSParticle, Xolo), life sciences (Mass Dynamics, Mellizyme, Molecule, Molecule One, Origin.bio, Sun Bioscience), and space (Arlula, Picterra,Yuri).
And companies at the centre of societal shifts in health (Avi Medical, Biloba, Exakt Health, Flow Bio, Oscer), food (Meatable,Cala, Cookaborough), education (KnowUnity, Koala), finance (Oxygen, Ownhome, re:cap, Tickr), media, gaming and the metaverse (Anything World, Customuse, Forge Fiction, Omeda Studios, Podimo, Storymarket), and the future of work (Anydesk, Cognigy, Heyflow, Linearity, Qatalog, Saga, Schema, Sizle).
From today, we'll continue our mission under a new banner. Let's redefine what's Possible.