Vast's Vision: How do you feel when your cell phone drops a call? Or someone's late to a meeting? Or you can't recall something? These are lost moments and opportunities in humanities' evolution. Vast seeks entrepreneurs making communication instant, anticipatory, fungible, universal and intuitive. Some of Vast's communication & information investments: Astro Digital, EliteDaily, MeetUp, Moat, and Simply Measured.
Vast's Vision: With ubiquitous on-demand information, we think education is learning about independent critical and creative thinking, assimilating and presenting information, and effective collaboration. We look for entrepreneurs that are making these learning experiences fun, affordable and widely accessible.
Finance & Real Estate
Vast's Vision: Historically, finance and real estate have been accompanied by cumbersome documents, approvals and delays. Currencies and real estate should move and transact as easily as information. We seek entrepreneurs empowering people with instant access to currency and real estate, so they can spend more time accomplishing goals and less time processing. Some of Vast's finance and real estate investments: Mighty, Ripple, StreetEasy, and Tala.
Vast's Vision: Food is human energy and cultural celebration. Yesterday's processed foods fed the masses, but today's innovation enables everyone's access to fresh, sustainable, nutritious, local, affordable ingredients. Our taste buds and minds should crave fresh produce, not high fructose. We look for entrepreneurs throughout the food chain bringing these innovations to the masses. Some of Vast's investments are: SweetGreen, Juicero, Gobble, and Soma.
Vast's Vision: We love that everyone pursues their own happiness. We look for entrepreneurs who are improving goods or services that already make a lot of people happy. Some of Vast's happiness investments are: Bark & Co, Eight, Fotolog, and Kiip.
Vast's Vision: Humans have been around about 2 million years. We've learned a lot about survival, but we still know little about our health -- what is good health, is it the same for all? We look for entrepreneurs challenging evolutionary thinking -- regeneration and restoration vs cures and relief; customization and accessibility; tracking and measuring in the background while delivering actionable reporting. Some of Vast's healthcare investments: ClassPass, Kindara, Phosphorus, Recombine and ZocDoc.
Vast's Vision: Our global population is growing, increasingly demanding, and surpassing global resources. We seek entrepreneurs that create sustainable and environmentally friendly resources -- all kinds: foods, fragrances, pharmaceuticals, gems, chemicals, materials, etc. We also look for entrepreneurs harvesting resources beyond earth. Some of Vast's investments are: Ginkgo Bioworks, Diamond Foundry, Lygos, and Planetary Resources.
Transport & Energy
Vast's Vision: Americans love affair with cars ended in the 1960s. No one wants to commute, sit in traffic, or wait for airport security.We want people to focus on why they travel or transport goods, not how. We seek transport entrepreneurs where safety, speed and sustainability are assumed, not featured. Same for energy entrepreneurs -- focus on what users do with power, not how it's received. Some of Vast's investments: FirstFuel, HyperLoop One, Keychain Logistics, and MPowerd.