We are passionate for ideas that can make a difference in the life of millions and we like to imagine things and scenarios that do not exist and we love to make the journey to get there.
One of the factors that brought us together is that we love to learn new things every single day! It gave us the opportunity to learn a lot of different “dialects” within the technical and business “languages” and it gives us the ability to increase the speed of our learning process. Ultimately, our motivation comes from the idea that we can constantly be learning. This concept allows us to be humble enough to understand that every idea and every person can have the potential to impact the lives of millions...
We don't give up until we understand what people are trying to tell us. We are not expecting a “ready to invest” type of project and we know we need to spend a lot of time to understand and to develop the real potential of each project. We love to shape science into business and we love early stage… especially if it's still in the lab!
We started with no money so we know the feeling of building things with very limited resources. Actually, that’s why we understand money so well… We understand its potential and we understand the timings and the amounts needed to take projects from one level to the other. In fact, we believe that the most important thing to understand about money, are in fact the ones that own it.
We are very clear about the difference between money and value and that’s why we also believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
We are independent… so we can chose with whom we work and in which ideas we bet on. This gives us the freedom to define a set of criteria that are not only based in figures but also in our set of values. We do it this way because we are here for the long run… This is our life and we are happy with it
Most of the times everyone is looking at where the spotlight is… and that will turn the subject into gold. On one hand, we believe that the potential of the projects that are within the spotlight subject is already considered in its current value (creating overvaluations) and on the other hand, the spotlight subject becomes overcrowded with a considerable share of uninteresting and opportunistic players. Ultimately we love the underdogs just because we consider that the “underdog” tag comes from a communication gap which derives into a lack of knowledge. We are not very much into trendy stuff.
We are not rookies
We are not Venture Capital
We are not consultants
We don’t own majorities