WHAT WE DO
We understand the passion of investors, founders and managers to transform business ideas into thriving companies. Investors face considerable challenges as they work to bring new ideas to the marketplace, while developing their management and leadership skills in simultaneously. Raising capital, finding talents, establishing robust processes, defining a corporate governance framework, making customer pay and many more important activities maximise business success orchestrating is an art.
We are delighted to share the highlights from leadership education and business model innovation with from two decades and guide and support you strategic, operational, cultural and financial matters. 1492 recognises the importance of innovation and the growing value of connecting entrepreneurs and VCs with innovation hubs around the world. We have been committed to serving and growing startup companies for years and hope you find this information insightful.
We welcome and respect your ideas and look forward to the opportunity to by making your ideas work throughout all the live circles of your business.
MOON LAUNCH PROJECTS
We get exited by high-risk, improbable and offbeat business ideas, as long as they have the “moon launch appeal”. Landing a man on the moon is still one of the most insanely ambitious undertakings our species has ever accomplished. We’re passionate about changing the game, making the first move, and offering unique value on the market that benefits our species globally.
The list of epic corporate blunders is endless. Bill Gates was quoted in 1981 saying that 640k would be all the memory anyone would ever need on their PC. His successor Steve Balmer scoffed at the iPhone. Spotify was rejected from a major consultancy. Decca Records declined to sign The Beatles. Michigan Savings Bankers refused to grant a loan to Henry Ford under the pretext that a motor vehicle wouldn’t be able to travel from coast to coast without fuel stations. If your peers are highly critical of your ideas, you may be on the right path!
All these people were educated, competent experts. How could they have been so wrong? The answer is simple: Experts only have expertise within a narrow set of rules. When the rules change, they become blind, their mind gets trapped in a cognitive prison of past success. In reality there’s no limit to what the collective mind of a crowd is capable of discovering.
BOARD OF Management
If the idea of working with us resonates, please create a 60 seconds private youtube clip about your idea, send the link to contact(a)1492.org. The 1492 VC Board of Management will send you a instant feedback and an invitation to a first meeting.
The Collective Intelligence
1492 Venture Partners
New School of Business
1492 School of Business GmbH
1492 Berlin Office