“Orthogonal is a holding company and ecosystem that unites the desire to make money with doing good for the planet and society. We focus on a wide range of successful innovations from food and plant sciences to blockchain technology and crypto currency. By pooling our collective resources and diverse team knowledge we incubate our holdings and provide strategic partnerships to help scale each to their greatest potential… for investors. And the planet.”–David NikzadFOUNDER, ORTHOGONAL, INC.
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We intend to engage with a new mindset of investor who sees the benefit of doing good. Our goals are not the goals that the big companies of our parents’ era embraced, where profits often did not serve the greater good nor the best interest of society. As we invest $50k-100k in startups at seed stage and make at least 11 deals per year, our ambition is to continue funding companies positioned to benefit society, but that need extra funding and mentorship to get there.
- We are one of the first pre-institutional investors in Betterment in 2009, which is now valued at $800M and manages over $13B in assets.
- Currently incubating seven seed-stage companies: Surya Spa & Surya Bread, Maui Raw, Kitchen Nation, Christina Seeds Inc., Randy’s Remedy, iSolve Blockchain, and Boardbrokers.com.
- Part of our holdings includes Meadow and Confident Cannabis. Both of these companies do not touch the seed and generated $300M in gross sales volume in 2017. With new legislation for legality in California and across many states in the US, we expect these sales numbers to grow exponentially.
- We have a signed term sheet for a Pharma ICO and are launching our own ICO in Spring 2018 to provide blockchain solutions that benefit all of our holdings.
We Operate as World-Changers
As a holding company, we control equity stake in our companies in return for operational resources, a management ecosystem, and mentorship. Our founders have more than 15 years of experience in investing with over 120 investments made to date. In addition, our team has a demonstrable ability to propel companies from seed stage to growth. Together, we have developed unique criteria to identify and accelerate the expansion of high-frequency companies and products. Entrepreneurial initiative is coordinated with investments in later-stage businesses with proven market command for a balanced, yet bold, overall strategy.