Prosperity in human society is misunderstood. The difference between a rich and poor society is the number of problems that society solves for its citizens.
Essential Capital is an early stage venture fund. We invest in companies with a mission to fight humanity’s biggest challenges and ignite the transformation of society. Our thesis centers on the largest existential threats, which can be broadly categorized as three areas of focus: Economic Inequality, Security + Privacy, & Climate Change. These threats are interlinked, increasingly severe, and represent urgent opportunities for founders.
In an era where progressivism has come under new attack, it is now more important than ever for investment to be directed towards entrepreneurs who possess both the capacity and intent to build companies that will bring systemic change to society. We back startups who share our belief that technological and economic advancement should be shared – benefiting not just the few, but the many.
A disparity so great that it threatens to undermine democracy and social progress. In the United states the wealthiest 400 have more than the bottom 150 million.
Whether it’s the threat of terrorism, hackers breaching the power grid, or surveillance – security & privacy are cornerstone to a functioning democratic society.
One of the most highly charged existential threats to humanity: environments that can no longer sustain living standards, forcing mass migrations & famine.