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Intro


Change. 

It's coming, are you ready?

Architects & Builders of the Newest Ventures

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Intro


Change. 

It's coming, are you ready?

Architects & Builders of the Newest Ventures

 

 

1st Foundry:

Is pioneering in next generation technology consulting, product incubation and investment for next generation disruptive business propositions.

We are comprised of industry leading technologists, economists, social scientists, researchers, innovation managers and creative futurists. We are in active collaboration with economic / income visionaries, international academia and social impact/venture capital leaders.

 

As Consultants:

We have gathered up an ecosystem of technology experts in innovation definition, creation and management. We deploy individuals and teams to co-create and or support those in engineering, product development/ management, project development/ management, strategy and go to market (GTM) for small, medium and large ventures.

 

As Incubators and accelerators:

We draw upon the incredible depth of our team to bring resources to bare, addressing every stage of new project incubation needs.  See our Projects page for more information about our current projects.

 

As Investors: 

We partner with our premier Silicon Valley Angel and Venture Capital community to bring life to promising internal and external projects that we incubate. 

 

1st Foundry projects tend to be cutting-edge "game changing" technologies and initiatives that enable new categories of growth and opportunity at the global scale.

 
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Ford


"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"

-Henry Ford 

Ford


"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"

-Henry Ford 

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Why?


Why?

Why?


Why?

 
1st Foundry is built around a completely unique philosophy, business architecture and financial model. We lead by example and practice.

We have built our entire business structure from the ground up, using cutting-edge concepts, methodologies and technologies to create the ideal means to help architect and build our clients’ business for the future.
— Arne Jørgensen

Disruption:

 

1st Foundry is comprised of tech industry experts.  Like you, we are witnessing the amazing shift technology and new business models are bringing to our world economy.

Change is sneaky.  It can come up quietly without your being aware and suddenly your entire world has shifted.  We've all witnessed the incredible disruption brand new companies like Facebook, Google, Instagram, uber and airbnb have created.  Industries have been transformed, companies destroyed and entire new categories of services and product offerings created.

What we can bring to you is something profound:  

Not only are we witnessing this change, we are a catalyst in this change.  It is our desire to also be a catalyst to help you and your organization to make the transition from being a witness, to being the source of the change.

Collaboration, investment and ownership

1st Foundry was created 15 years ago around the simple premise that to motivate people to really embrace and invest themselves into their work, they must have a stake in it.  That stake is measured in multiple forms including choice, say, respect, opportunity and ownership.

1st Foundry is built around a completely unique philosophy, business architecture and financial model. We lead by example and practice. We have built our entire business structure from the ground up, using cutting-edge concepts, methodologies and technologies to create the ideal means to build our client's businesses for the future. We practice what we preach.

 

1st Foundry Process

 

We'd be delighted to take you through all of the details, but essentially every member of our team has the opportunity to directly invest into our core business and our incubated startups by strategically investing their time, treasure and talent.  Ownership, leadership and returns are determined by each of our team members' investment into serving our clients, building out our company and helping define a future vision for the team and the company's evolution.

Our team is invested.  Our team is motivated. Our team is dedicated to the success of your business and it's future.

Lead or be Led:

Fundamentally the truth is that you can be the creator of such disruption or you can be reacting to it.  The choice is yours.

If you choose to create it, we are here for you.  If you have been disrupted we can bring you critical insights and strategies you need immediately.  Next we can partner with you to plan, then build those new solutions, products and services.

 

 
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Arne


"You can anticipate how technology will disrupt your business or let your competitors do it for you.

- Arne Jørgensen

 

Arne


"You can anticipate how technology will disrupt your business or let your competitors do it for you.

- Arne Jørgensen

 

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How???


How?

Our Process

How???


How?

Our Process

 

Insight:

We get to know your business, your people and your process.  Then we get to work.  

Reduction:

We strip things down to their basics.  We remove impurities though the heat of the founding process.

Evaluation:

We evaluate what it is that you are wanting to achieve.  We look at how you are doing it now and how you are contemplating doing it in the future.  

Planning:

Then we get to know your customers and what they really are looking for in your future offerings.  Then we strip the offering down to the core objectives and look at how bleeding-edge technologies are likely to effect your business, in 1, 2, 5 even 10 years.  

Design:

Then we begin to map out a new strategy.  Without the legacy, without the old molds.  With this new strategy we define a new way to cast your business.  A new way to disrupt, a new way to leap ahead to the next generation of business, your business.

Execution:

Now we can really get to work.  Our teams really kick into gear around you and your project.  Our development teams will begin building and our consulting teams will continue the process of evaluating feedback from prospective consumers of your business offerings.

 

 
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Our Services


Our Services

Our Services


Our Services

 

1st Foundry provides three categories of core services to our clients:

Consulting:

We have experts in a broad range of Business and Product Development related specializations.  Each is a veteran of their domains and has substantial experience both in terms of credentials and practice.

 

Technologies:

FinTech (Blockchain and others), Sharing Economies, (p2p, c2c, b2c, b2b), IoT/Smart Technologies (Homes, Cities Cars etc), EdTech, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Autonomous Vehicles/Transit

 

Business Planning & Development:

Strategy, Economic Theory/Modeling, Research, Analysis, Feasibility, Modeling, Business Development, Planning & Partnerships, Alliance Strategy & Creation

 

Professional:

Integrated Legal and Financial Counsel: Advocacy, Structuring, Agreements, Negotiation, Litigation Management.

Finance: Investment, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Reporting and Analysis

 

Marketing:

Integrated Marketing: Content Strategy & Execution, Brand Identity, Community Platform Development Building, Social Media, Blogging, Media Relations

NeuroScience in Marketing (NeuroMarketing): Neuroscience in brand, trust and decision making, Cultures of Purpose

 

MENTORING & COACHING

Integrated Team Development: Leadership, Organizational Development, Team Building, Staff Development, Change Management, Succession Planning, Workshop Facilitation

 

Incubation & ACCELERATION:

New Startup Initiatives: Concepts, Use Cases, Opportunity Analysis, Business Models, Lean Methodologies, Customer Development, Business Plans, Financial Planning, Proof of Concepts, MVPs, Investor Services

Product Development: Product Conceptualization, Product Design, UI/UX Design, Product Development, Product/Project Management

Software Development: Innovation Prototyping, Agile Development, Team Augmentation

Software Languages & Technology Specializations: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Mobile, HTML, Java

 

 

Investments:

Advising: Integrated Legal & Business Counsel: Structuring, Financial Projections, Capital, Equity, Agreements, Negotiation, Term Sheets

Introductions: Preparation, Coaching, Angels, VCs, Crowdfunding

 

 
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Jobs


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

-Steve Jobs

Jobs


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

-Steve Jobs