Personal Capital

Idea: Fund People, Not Projects

  • Personal Capital > Venture Capital

How: Fund high-potential creators directly and share in all their success.

  • Think: 360 Deals for Creators.
    • Funding is attached to the person, not the project.
    • Investors earn a percentage of future equity and/or revenue streams.

Investors: Back creators’ whole portfolios.

  • I want to raise a fund to support creators directly and let them build whatever they want.

Creators: Get funded pre-idea and be free to do your best work.

  • Build your own portfolio of products, services, and/or media.
    • Don’t go all-in on one startup. Diversify your revenue streams.

The 4 Types of Personal Capital:

The 4 Types of Personal Capital

High-Risk Investing = Idea Capital

High-Risk Incubating = Founder Accelerator

Low-Risk Investing = ISAs

Low-Risk Incubating = Full-Stack Schools

  • Incumbents: Colleges
  • Challengers:

Personal Capital is on my list of solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems.

Published by Neil Thanedar

Neil Thanedar is a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist. He is the founder & CEO of Air to All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical device startup designing low-cost respirators and ventilators for COVID-19 and beyond. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Labdoor, a consumer watchdog that independently tests and ranks supplements and other health products for its 20M+ users. He previously co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, a product development and testing lab acquired for $30M+ in 2016. He has worked with community organizations since 2007 and political campaigns since 2016 to fight for better education and economic opportunities in Michigan.