Supporting purpose-driven entrepreneurs solving systemic challenges to human and planetary health.
Nucleus Capital is a new venture capital firm supporting purpose-driven founders.
We believe that entrepreneurial innovation is necessary to tackle global threats to human and planetary health. We deeply respect the entrepreneurial process and partner with founders at the nucleus of their journey, investing at the Pre-Seed & Seed stage. We are most excited by mission-driven teams with relentless ambition, deep domain expertise and creative ideas.
We are thesis-driven investors focused on three sectors:
Yuri provides modular, reusable bioreactors and factories in space allowing scientists to harness the benefits of microgravity.
Every time humans have harnessed a new physics environment it led to exponential growth in knowledge and wealth creation. Exploiting gravity will lead to the next revolution in science and manufacturing. Unlocking the full potential of 3D cell cultures and growing crystalline structures in higher quality will drastically improve drug and advanced material discovery.
QOA created the world's first 100% cocoa-free chocolate. The resulting product is natural and 10x more sustainable than conventional chocolate.
Cocoa is facing imminent threats from climate change and an increasing number of diseases. Up to 50% of the worldwide farming area is at risk. In addition, millions of hectares of rainforest were ploughed down for cocoa plantations during the last decade. QOA is able to recreate the building blocks responsible for mouthfeel, texture, brittleness, flavor and aroma release using specialized fermentation and roasting techniques. Their approach recreates the biomimetic consumer experience we all came to love while drastically reducing the industry's CO2 footprint.