Ethos Fund (“Ethos”) was founded by a pair of serial entrepreneurs who want to prove that founders and venture capitalists don’t need to compromise to build transformative companies — that growth is better, faster, and more fun when startups and investors aren’t afraid to be authentic and share the same ethos.
We believe the most important foundation of a person’s success is his or her character and spirit, which will manifest in the person’s business, relationships, and actions.
We invest in founders from the earliest stages (often, the first check) and continue to support their long term vision. We believe startups are a marathon, not a sprint.
We seek truth. We assume nothing and believe that the best approach is to uncover these truths through experimentation.
We believe that the startup journey is much better when we share it with others. The journey is hard. No need to go through it alone.
We support founders who are bold and mission-driven to improve the future of humanity. Big dreams inspire and motivate us all to be better.
The Era of the Third Culture Leader Has Arrived
WHY THIRD CULTURE
Third Culture is not about geography or skin color. Third culture is the mindset and drive to adapt, grow, and triumph while remaining fiercely authentic even amid pain and discomfort. It is the situation of being in between two or more worlds, and includes the meaning of being located at the periphery or edge of mainstream thinking. It’s the impetus behind the biggest and most important innovations for humanity and the future of our children.