Every week our team does an internal huddle where we share the most disruptive and interesting startups and emerging technologies from around the world. The only rule, is that they can’t directly solve a current client challenge. This way we retain our super-power of spotting creative adjacencies and disruptive outer-horizon solutions. I thought you might like a glimpse behind the VentureFuel curtain…
LanzaTech - Transform industrial waste gases 🏭 into ethanol and other high value💲chemicals for our most indispensable needs – including rubber, plastic bottles, and synthetic fibers. 👕👖
Ori, Inc. - Smart 🤖 robotic furniture 🛋 to save space and multiply utility. From expandable rooms to dropdown beds 🛏, Ori has already began working with major stakeholders such as IKEA and Avalon Bay Communities.
Worldcoin - A collectively owned global cryptocurrency 🌍💸 distributed and biometrically verified through ORB which captures images of a person’s eyes.👀
AirGarage - While you’re collecting crypto money 💰, park your car 🚙 with AirGarage – a full-stack parking operator so you’re not circling around the lot 4-5 times 😊. With more than 200 locations across 30 states they are rapidly expanding 📈and just closed a $12.5 Series A from A16Z, Founders Fund, and Floodgate.
Musimap - A music platform 🎶 that tags and organizes your favorites tunes for personalized recommendations and discovery. Backed by musical icon Quincy Jones 🎹 – was recently acquired by Utopia Music.
Molten - a media rights 🎥 and content management platform that streamlines contracts, workflow, and operations. Recently raised $7M in seed funding from Ashton Kutcher, CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. 🐤
We do this every week, to insure we are ahead of our clients’ needs. OF course, for client work, every startup is deep-vetted and selected to solve for the KPIs that drive impact. If you have 20 minutes, I would love to discuss how startups can solve your current business challenges in new ways and how VF can be your secret weapon. Book a time with me here.