We invest in next-generation companies that, with solutions integrating humanness with technology, are leading industry-wide change and fast growing markets

 

We specialize in under the radar, ‘sexy’ companies in ‘unsexy’ industries that are solving 21st century global challenges.

 

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Investment Focus

”Pick & Shovels” — optimizers making innovation easier, more efficient, or less wasteful in core markets

Trojan Horses” — creating a lock-in advantage as the de facto platform with strategic market or customer advantage

“Ugly Ducklings” — superficially boring, but very ‘sexy’ when you understand the nuances; hidden gems

Founder Wharton’s Leadership Program, Advisor United Nations & White House  Advisor MIR Ventures

Founder Wharton’s Leadership Program, Advisor United Nations & White House

Advisor MIR Ventures

We have no time to waste.  Investing in technologies that enable cooperation to solve global challenges is an urgent necessity. MIR Ventures’ framework for evaluating markets and startups is a smart approach for making decisions about how to do so.
— Stew Friedman, PhD

Understanding obscured markets and recognizing opportunity.

MIR Ventures has a broad knowledge of many fields and connects the dots to see business models that aren’t obvious.

AI Scientist, Pioneer of Prediction Markets, Oxford University, Future of Humanity Institute  Advisor MIR Ventures

AI Scientist, Pioneer of Prediction Markets, Oxford University, Future of Humanity Institute

Advisor MIR Ventures

We should expect deviations from popular images of the future and rely less on claims of technology bringing incredible benefits. Companies understanding the likely future behavior of economies and societies are more likely to win. MIR Ventures has a process to find those companies.
— Robin Hanson, PhD
 

We are investors and entrepreneurs, with expertise in technology and humanness