Barnum | Sweat Ventures
As advocates for creating a more entrepreneurial culture, we decided it was time to move beyond talk and into action.
The result is Sweat Ventures, our vehicle to actively accelerate and incubate start-ups. Our ambition is not simply to help create and have a direct stake in vibrant new businesses, but to be an active participant in forging the next great economy.
Sweat Venture’s mission is to help those with the courage, will, and capacity to challenge convention and create new businesses that don’t simply generate profits, but also benefit people and planet. A philosophy of doing business known as the triple bottom line. In our view, aspiring entrepreneurs have a responsibility to actively participate in building more resilient economies, stronger communities and more effective and responsive institutions.
If all of this makes you think we are starry eyed optimists, you’d be correct! But our optimism is tempered by decades of experience helping entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs build more sustainable businesses. We will partner with, support, and have a direct stake in 3-5 ventures a year. Of course we can’t help everyone we’d like to, so our emphasis will be on start ups at the intersection of the digital and the physical. Potential partners must also be committed to triple bottom line principles.