Investing in Exponential Technologies to Create Massively Transformative Change: SingularityU Italy
Earlier this year, Network Society Ventures co-founded SingularityU Italy with a group of Italian investors and entrepreneurs. SU Italy has recently raised a seed round, continuing the mission of Singularity University to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. This mission is in perfect alignment with NSV’s mission and investment strategy.
We live in a globally connected world, where our infrastructure for learning, experimentation, and implementation of the most successful ideas is available to nearly everybody. The increasing impact of exponential technologies and decentralized networks is the driver of the massively transformative change of our era. Singularity University studies and teaches about this transformation in its courses. It also invest in these technologies via the Singularity University Labs Accelerator Seed Fund (in which NSV invested last year) and launches ventures based on them in its startup accelerator.
SingularityU Global, an innovative expansion initiative of SU, began the creation of local chapters around the world last year. This year county-wide initiatives are being born, and we are excited to have invested in this development through SingularityU Italy. Italy is the 8th largest economy in the world, and has sent an outsized number of students to the SU courses over the years. The first initiative from SingularityU Italy, spearheaded by Diego Gil, its General Manager, is the organization of SingularityU Italy Summit, to be held September 27-28 in Milan, Italy. The Summit explores the implications of exponential technologies and their impact on the enterprise, the lives of individuals, and society at large. We welcome your participation at the Summit.