WHAT WE DO
We transform game-changing ideas into value. People with great ideas often have no cash, and people with a lot cash often have no great ideas (Michael Bleks). It is our passion to create epic equity stories to ignite investors, founders and managers passion to make new ideas work.
Founders face considerable challenges being the first mover in the marketplace, while developing the right management and leadership skills at the same time, anticipating the customer’s needs, raising capital, finding and keeping talents, scaling up operations, keeping the agile ways of working and constantly improving the customer experience – that all at the same time is an art that requires a great sense for tipping points.
We solve the Gordian Knot paradox and add value by connecting the ecosystem payers. We coach the leaders and facilitate the organizational growth hand in hand. We often leap forward with our performance by applying the essence of leadership from our 1492 New School of Business and top-notch expertise from collective intelligent business model innovation practices. We have been committed to develop exponential growth and engage not just with green capital but also with smart- and sweat- capital.
MOON LAUNCH PROJECTS
We get excited 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