Our Focus
We seek opportunities to meaningfully transform, expand, and increase economic productivity in balance with the natural world.

Productivity drives prosperity.

Our businesses strive to deliver at least a 10x improvement in the cost, energy, time, and carbon footprint of humanity’s largest systems of production.

Life sciences

Vast data from low-cost, high-throughput sequencing and metagenomics, new computational and analysis tools, and development of precision gene editing systems accelerate the scaleup of cell and gene therapies and will soon usher in an era of truly personalized medicine. Machine learning and artificial intelligence increasingly predict and design biology, leading to efficient small-molecule drug discovery, proteins and biologics designed on-demand in-silico, increased automation, and Large Language Models and other multimodal tools. The transformational sectors include therapeutics, diagnostics, software and tools.
A double helix
Three blades of grass on top of soil

Agriculture and food

Innovation in plant, microbial, and mammalian bioengineering, combined with precision agriculture, digital agronomy, and automation will shrink the land, energy, and water footprint of today’s vast agricultural system – while feeding humanity and restoring (even expanding) biodiversity. Fragile, high-carbon systems rooted in big, centralized factories will become distributed as we produce food, beverages, medicine and other consumables on demand, with minimal environmental impact.  

Manufacturing and materials

As technology gets faster, smaller and cheaper, we will move from large, centralized, high-carbon factories to flexible, decentralized, efficient in-home systems. Abundant energy will unlock new manufacturing methods: Electrified, automated, AI-driven machines will replace conventional mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and human labor. Carbon will become an economic resource, rather than a byproduct. Cells and enzymes will function as machines, enabling biomanufacturing and the dismantling of 19th century Industrial Revolutions. We will engineer our world with stated intent, while living organisms execute for us.
Inside the building of a factory
A machine assembly line


Over the past century, global primary energy production has surged 10-fold and will increase at least that much in the next century. Simultaneously, the cost of energy has fallen, and the efficiency with which we use that energy has risen, creating entirely new applications and markets. This trend will only accelerate over the next 100 years, unlocking cost-effective desalination, abundant hydrogen, CO2 reduction, and affordable space travel and other transformative technologies for our civilization.