Recreate Ancient Foods

We have selectively bred or genetically modified most nutrients out of most foods. Rewind hundreds of years of food industrialization in a decade or less. Master Plan: Reengineer one ancient fruit. Mass produce it and sell it to the world. Use that money to industrialize the engineering of 100s of new crops. While doing above,Continue reading “Recreate Ancient Foods”

Utopic Studio

Indie = 100% Ownership I’m prioritizing independence in this phase of my career. Individual startups in my portfolio can and will raise outside capital when they’re ready to be independent. But Utopic LLC, the original parent company, will always stay 100% mine. Startup = Anything I Want to Create Any funding: Bootstrapped → VC/PE AnyContinue reading “Utopic Studio”

Fractionalization

Problem: High transaction costs limit public access into finance, real estate, etc. Solution: Fractionalize complex assets using smart contracts and digital mirrors. How many lawyers can we replace with smart contracts? How much of finance is just entities securing each others’ assets? VCs (1-10+ wires) → Angels (10-100+ checks) → Crowdfunding (100-1K+ credit cards) →Continue reading “Fractionalization”

Personal Capital

Personal Capital > Venture Capital 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. I want to raise a fund to support creators directly and let them build whatever they want. See: Founder Accelerator Build your own portfolio of products,Continue reading “Personal Capital”

360 Deals for Creators

In the music industry, a 360 deal is where a record label provides an artist with financial, marketing, and distribution support in exchange for a percentage of future revenue streams. This solves the fundamental misalignment between founders and investors: Founders shouldn’t have to go all-in on each idea. Investors should back founders long-term, not just forContinue reading “360 Deals for Creators”

Utopic Ventures

Inspire and invest in the next generation of creators. My studio’s success will attract the best founders to my fund. Utopic Studio is my atelier where I develop my own startup ideas. Utopic Ventures will be my fund to invest in other founders’ studios. Types of Deals: Invest: Some founders just need money. Advise: SomeContinue reading “Utopic Ventures”