Why we’re here
WE BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS CHANGING
Societies, organisations and individuals are interdependent. It’s always been this way. But it’s never been more important to honour that reality with the systems we build together. In this intricate web of interests all of us who identify as WE need to find a commerce model built on trust and transparency.
This view of the world encourages accountability, ignites creativity and promotes financial democracy. This view of the world is why we’re here. Every day we craft the systems that help everyone realize the benefits of participation commerce. Every day we go to work.
TECHNOLOGY SHOULD ENABLE HUMANS
The ‘gig-economy’ is slowly leading to the commoditization of people and technology. With millions around the globe adopting freelance lifestyles, the old systems no longer serve us.
We need new ways of thinking about organisational architecture and talent networks. We need to institutionalize new ways of bringing commercially viable products & services to life. Most importantly, we need to tap into the vast reserve of potential human energy that might otherwise go unrealized. The alarm bell is ringing. It’s time to answer.
TRUE PARTICIPATION MEANS EVERYONE WINS
Winner take all doesn’t make sense anymore. It never really did. The promise of our connected world cannot only be enterprise-level cheap labour and scale, with enormous damage to human beings shrugged off as the cost of the capitalist system. We need a renewal, a new compact between talent and organisation. We need to create the channels and connections that will make material social impacts across the planet.
We like the phrase ‘mutual value creation,’ which sounds complicated but it’s not. It just means that everyone who contributes to a commercial success benefits from it. And it assumes that success is the work of many hands and minds. How simple is that?
Who we are
WE DON’T CLAIM TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS. BUT WE’RE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
The Better Ventures team has worked all around the world, with some of the world’s biggest and most-loved brands. We’ve built and sold companies. We’ve led the discussion on the future of business and innovation. We’ve created many things out of many nothings.
We’ve also failed. Not every project we’ve worked on has worked out. Not every great idea made it from thought to expression. There have been dark nights and darker thoughts. But we’ve learned from all of it. Our history is our messy, brilliant past. But we are all in on the future.
WE ARE PASSIONATE, CURIOUS AND POSSIBLY UNEMPLOYABLE
Our team continues to grow as we find like-minded travelers who are relentlessly interested in the world, in its possibilities and the unconnected dots all around us.
Many of us have spent time in traditional organizations and hierarchies. We’ve built elite skills in creative and strategic disciplines. We’re thankful for those experiences. But that’s not where we belong. And to be honest, you probably don’t want us working for you. That’s not how you get our best. You want us working with you, partnering to build something formidable and new.
IT’S ABOUT PLACES AND MOMENTS
We can be anywhere and we often work everywhere. We live in North America and Europe but our best work is done in conference rooms with clients, on time-shifted Skype calls and in flurries of Slack messages. We’ll often solve problems in airport departure lounges or in a hastily assembled group working session on an island somewhere off the west coast.
These moments and places give our company a global imprint, even if our time in any one space only lasts days or hours. These temporary impressions and gatherings often form the foundation for the most transformative changes for our clients and for our team.
What we can do together
HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE BETTER MOVEMENT
We want to make spectacular things happen with the most curious, capable and committed people. It doesn’t matter if you’re a client, a partner or someone who doesn’t quite fit in anywhere else. We’re always looking for people to join the Better Movement.
If you believe participation is better business and reside somewhere on planet Earth, we’d like to get to know you, especially if we sound like the kind of people with whom you just have to join forces. Tell us a little bit about yourself and we’ll get in touch.
WE’D LOVE TO PARTNER WITH YOUR ORGANISATION
We build new business models through participation and enable shared commercial transactions and social interactions. If your company, brand or organization is struggling to find a way to tap into the enormous economic and social potential of our interconnected world, we’re here to help.
We would love to partner with you to build something incredible. We work with our clients in many ways, depending on what suits you and what you’re trying to achieve. It all starts with that first conversation. Let us know how we can help and we’ll be in touch.