I’ve just launched New Atlantis Ventures with a business partner to work with early-stage entrepreneurs to build successful, high-impact companies driven by science.
Our approach is underpinned by four assumptions:
- The world needs more innovation. Start-ups bringing innovative ideas and intellectual property to life is a smart way to tackle the biggest challenges in the world. There is long-term value in these ideas.
- Building things is difficult. Start-ups are fragile and easily broken. Entrepreneurs need resources, support and access to networks as they build sustainable businesses around their insights.
- Early choices matter. Entrepreneurs need guides to help them avoid the obvious mistakes. Most start-ups fail to realise their potential, often because early choices reduce future options.
- No-one succeeds alone. Trust is everything and team dynamics are crucial. Smart capital beats dumb money, so partners and investors need to be chosen carefully.
There’s a white paper that explains what we’re trying to achieve.