The virtuous circle of investing and building
Through the investment process, we often identify whitespaces and internal theses where there are opportunities to remedy an important part of the world. We gain exposure through our work to determine the optimal approach to add value, often in tackling messy, legacy technical systems in industries paralyzed by their scale. The Build program creates a powerful channel for 8VC to act on these ideas, partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs and engineers, and creating positive feedback loops as we build sustainable businesses. 8VC Build companies are either initially driven by these internal theses or our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, who join 8VC with a problem, technology, or vertical in mind.
8VC Founder and serial entrepreneur, Joe Lonsdale, is personally involved with each of the 8VC Build companies, helping to craft their theses and guide strategy. Partners across the firm work directly with our founders in the “Zero to One” process to give our companies unfair advantages.