Inspired by the Valley’s iconic leaders, a new generation of highly-talented entrepreneurs is emerging around the world, proving that they can innovate as aggressively, create as ingeniously, and work as hard as their contemporaries in Silicon Valley. Wherever they are, they believe that anything is possible. That they can change the world. We agree.
Innovation can be described as a series of waves, when the accumulation and rate of change combine to produce an exponential effect. The rapidly approaching convergence of exponential technologies will trigger runaway scientific growth, resulting in profound changes to our civilization. It will generate more disruption, innovation, and wealth, and accordingly, impact, than any force in history. For entrepreneurs and investors, it will be the stuff of dreams. And it has barely begun to gather force.
Operating as a bridge between Silicon Valley and exponential technology startups around the world, Singularity University Ventures is an exponential innovation and investment platform that leverages proprietary artificial intelligence software, proven startup programs, and a globally dispersed community to connect the people, capital, and ideas that promise to solve humanity’s global grand challenges.
Our mission is to invest in and steward 10,000 deep technology startups over the next 10 years through a $1 billion impact investment fund.
The SU Ventures community is completely unique and incredibly powerful. This globally dispersed band of visionaries, domain experts, makers, mentors, investors, corporates, and NGOs sit at the most influential tables around the world, and provide entrepreneurs a pathway to globalization and investors access to deep technology startups from innovation hubs spanning the globe.
500+ mentors provide startups access to specialized expertise, and to their networks of influencers capable of opening the doors necessary for startups to pilot, test, and learn from rapid feedback cycles to accelerate their product-market fit.
The unprecedented insight, advice, force-acceleration, and access provided by the SU Ventures community is further scaled and amplified by Singularity University’s seven international campuses, twenty International Summits, and one hundred and twenty-seven Chapters in sixty-three countries.
We believe everyone has the capacity to achieve what was once considered improbable, impossible — or is yet to be imagined. We incubate, accelerate, and invest in the most promising startups, providing the structure, resources, and access needed to build global companies that have the potential to impact the lives of billions of people. Whether you’re exploring an idea, transforming your idea into a viable startup, or your startup into a global-scale business, our programs will provide the three key outcomes we believe are necessary to long-term success: capital, customers, and connections.
Our Global Startup Program (GSP) brings together entrepreneurs from around the world to transform radical ideas into scalable 10x global businesses. Entrepreneurs gain a deeper understanding of exponential technologies, the tools needed to accelerate the time to product-market fit, and access to a global community of investors, mentors, and potential customers, all with the mission of scaling startups into global businesses capable of improving the lives of a billion people.
We view technology as an asset class. We invest Series Seed and Series A venture capital in exponential technology startups originating in innovation hubs outside of the U.S. Our Series A investments are concentrated on startups, generally around 3-years old, with referenceable customer proof-points in Fortune Global 500 companies, an annual run-rate (ARR) of $1 million, and a centralized, academically accomplished full time R&D workforce. Our Series Seed investments are concentrated on exponential technology moonshots.
Bringing together the elements essential to the development of great startups, we combine principal investment practices with AI and world-class operating advice, to build, scale, and achieve a successful exit. High-velocity inorganic growth and capital appreciation via M&A is our primary goal. We aspire to create a virtuous circle, delivering meaningful value and asymmetric return to founders and early investors, the larger companies that acquire them, as well as our partners and investors.
We deliver unprecedented scale, and provide access to vast ecosystems of talent, technology, and knowledge, as well as capital, through a community that extends and adapts across the full ideation, incubation, acceleration, investment, and exit phases of the journey (as well as everything in-between).
Operating on a sophisticated AI-based platform that applies predictive analytics, machine learning, semantic processing, and quantitative probabilistic modelling, our goal is to seek the highest absolute return for founders, investors, and acquirers. Obtaining and interpreting early-stage signals from diverse innovation data on the Web, we use AI to guide investment decisions, delivering dynamic, contextually-relevant, precision targeted, and statistically significant predictions of value.
We see ourselves as stewards, closely accompanying, complementing, guiding, connecting, advising, financing, and in every imaginable way, supporting our portfolio leaders across the entire startup lifecycle.
Operating on a sophisticated AI-based platform that applies predictive analytics, machine learning, and quantitative probabilistic modelling, we provide client-specific advice on technology strategy, market sizing and business modelling, technical architecture, prototyping, and proof-of-concept, as well as investments, divestments, buy-side and sell-side M&A, spin-outs and spin-offs, capital raise, and risk management.
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Singularity University Ventures is an innovation and investment platform built for tomorrow’s startups. Powered by artificial intelligence, we see future trends today and position our investors, founders, and programs to operate ahead of the curve. Our mission is to invest in and steward 10,000 deep technology startups over the next 10 years through a $1 billion impact investment fund.
We are living in a time of exponential technological growth. By leveraging SU’s robust ecosystem and combining AI, strategic programs, custom advisory services, and investment into a proprietary platform we can bridge innovation hubs around the world and help global change-makers solve humanity’s grand challenges. Nobody can do what we do.
Our goal is to seek the highest absolute return for founders, investors, and acquirers, and our proprietary platform is the complete solution. We are the conduit between founders and capital. The link between global innovation hubs and Silicon Valley. The liaison between startups and corporate ecosystems. And the facilitator of programs for exponential growth.
We believe that building a better world is the ultimate investment — and that connecting the global dots between capital, founders devoted to change, and the resources they need to make it happen, is the only way to solve humanity’s grand challenges.
General Partner, Singularity University Ventures
We believe that building a better world is the ultimate investment — and that connecting the global dots between capital, founders devoted to change, and the resources they need to make it happen, is the only way to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Please reach out to start a conversation and get involved.