We build success through careful experimentation.
We are always evaluating our own approach to investing to ensure we use best practices from the private-sector investors. For example, we’ve recently been experimenting with distinct investment themes — targeted areas of the government tech ecosystem that we wanted to explore and invest in. We got this idea from talking with and learning from venture capital investors in the private sector. While all ideas are still up for consideration, we wanted to try something different by tailoring our pipeline into specific areas. The three themes we settled on were:
We felt that these areas were unique, apt, and ripe for investigation. While we accept ideas on all topics, we are pleased that most of the ideas selected for Phase 1 aligned with these themes.