Over the years we've collected missions that raise our heartbeat. In an effort to be more direct, we’re introducing the RFC (Requests for Change). Our hope is that some organization (or a change agent within) is already working on these problems and will consider us as partners in the effort.
We believe these challenges are inevitable and that roles within these themes are already feeling the pull to get involved. In general, we’ll pay attention to any area where technology can make the world much better.
Turbulent economies have wreaked havoc on the lives of countless people. Financial systems have been slow to recognize and address basic human needs like income stabilization, product accessibility, and risk management.
We're interested in banks eager to help people understand and improve financial security.
Close to 2.1 trillion gallons of purified drinking water are passively lost every year. That doesn’t even count the deluge of waste in commercial and industrial applications.
We see opportunity in that crisis; a chance to see lower utility bills, develop energy efficient machines and retool critical infrastructure with modern devices. We can connect and organize your team with leaders in IoT, small firms digging into these challenges, and makers eager to deploy their skills.
Bulge brackets have lost their top-space in both college recruiting pools and deal flow. We don't think this is a coincidence. Younger workers staring down 80hr weeks are seeing the silliness of endless pitching and deck turning. Boutique advisories are sweeping the most transformative deals of the century, and it's because they're focusing on subject matter expertise and strategy - not - whoever can turn comments the fastest.
We're looking for the banker who wants to close deals that last far beyond the printers.
The world isn't that far from computers writing prescriptions. We see upside despite short-term adjustments in how hospitals deploy their staff. Cheaper diagnostics mean more folks have access to the care they need and more time for doctors to help counsel their patients on difficult choices.
Health professionals are spending way too much time on paperwork and administrative tasks. We think technology will help doctors do what they signed-up for: taking care of people. Let us know if you agree.
Nearly ~10,000 people are retiring every day in the U.S. Millions are in need of assisted living. Over 25% of the elderly in this country are prescribed the wrong medication. Two million of our most vulnerable are abused in nursing homes.
If you're staring down those numbers, call us ASAP.
Before the dawn of everything internet, insurance was intimate and personal. You walked down the street to chat with your broker and the risk to your business, your livelihood, was covered with a handshake. Today is different. The average insurance policy for a mom+pop store’s trades through a dozen different hands and traverses a maze of systems and processes. Few are accountable, and fewer know the whole story.
Quoting takes forever. Claims feel impersonal. Self-service is clunky. It's hard to know who can help in a time of need. Distributing, transferring, and underwriting even simple risks are still largely done by hand.
We're looking for the insurance executive that's ready to stop thinking of technology as something you outsource and start thinking about how it becomes a fundamental part of how they do business.
Markets have become incredibly efficient, making the traditional value-creation levers less effective than they once were. With more money chasing fewer deals, organic growth needs to be part of the answer. Top-line expansion driven by technology is new territory for this industry. Even public companies with flush access to capital markets are having trouble sustaining growth.
Private control and influence provide a different leg up: the ability to change rapidly. That’s why we’re here. We help investors and practitioners capitalize on their thesis with automation and empowered teams.
Traditional department stores have stared down e-commerce for 15 years. The signs of fatigue are growing. Macy’s recently laid off 10,000 employees and shuttered over 60 stores. Sears is selling off BUs to make room for the next several years.
We believe brick-and-mortar plays a vital role in commerce. They serve demographics ignored by Amazon: folks who don’t want to play the whole delivery/return game or take websites for their word.
We want to help your organization curate at scale and still provide the highest quality offerings.
The autonomous vehicle (AV) is an inescapable reality. The speed of adoption will depend on the cost, availability, and legality of machines. But the question isn’t how quickly AVs will enter our world, but how radically, markets, cities, and populations will be affected.
There will be no shortage of driverless cars. The only constraint is your creativity in their applications and services they need to keep running. That range of possibilities is up to you (and maybe the regulators.)
For example, who (or what) will clean vehicles between rides or shifts? Where will maintenance occur and how will those processes work? And if we’re using a cocktail of energies to fuel them - where does supplier distribution come into play?
Those are questions we want to help you answer. Everyone is planning for the first step - let’s take the second before they get started.