Initially, we created it for ourselves. We wanted to invest in our friends. We also wanted to support causes we cared about with our dollars, like revitalizing American manufacturing or researching cancer. We see every startup as a social movement to change the world in one specific way. We wanted to join more of those movements, and help where we could.
That’s also why we became a Public Benefit Corporation. We aim to make capitalism work better, by sprinkling the Silicon Valley fairy dust across the rest of America. We want to help thousands more potential founders get off the ground and take their shot.