Philosophy

The public and civic sectors correctly focuses on supporting society at large but policy development has always lagged behind technology innovations.

The private sector correctly focuses on optimisation, scaling and revenue maximisation when developing and investing in exponential technologies.

This results in a gap between operational efficiency, civic responsibility, capital markets, technology adoption and technology literacy between the private sector and the remaining parts of society – it also results in missed social and economic opportunities for all sectors and citizens.

We believe

exponential technology investment can generate above-market and sustainable returns for both investors and citizens alike.

We invest and support

talented entrepreneurs and responsible corporations to provide game changing solutions that have the potential to positively impact one billion people in the next ten years.

We research and leverage

new opportunities for startups to scale, think bigger and provide massive, game changing sustainable social and economic impact.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The goal: peace and prosperity for people and the planet, forever. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are its centerpiece. The SDGs recognize that the world is a complex place and that we have to address interconnected issues at the same time in order to achieve a better future for us all. Unfortunately, the world underperforms in achieving the SDGs., which is becoming visible in the increasingly pressing climate change debates across the globe.

The reasons why we fail at achieving the SDGs are manifold, but the complexity of the problems alone is so high that it has so far been difficult to align stakeholders and decision-makers from across all sectors.

Our Mission: SDG17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Technology for positive impact

The development and adoption of next-generation technologies have the potential to not only maximize economic growth but also to improve wellbeing.  The development within these three fields is rapidly converging to produce new and exponential technologies that will have a game-changing impact on economies and societies.  

Exponential technologies have very disruptive qualities. Mismanagement can be disastrous but at the same time, they represent one of the great drivers of social and economic growth. All too often technologies are not used for social good. Instead, we find the most advanced solutions in military applications or used primarily for economic gain. What if we can change this?

Citizen 4.0

The gap between the digital, physical and biological worlds is shrinking, and technology is changing faster than ever. Science, technology, and innovation (STI) are rapidly converging to produce new products, services, and markets that will have a game-changing impact. 

This is called ‘Industrial Revolution 4.0’

As traditional policy development processes lag behind the rapid pace of technology innovation, citizens increasingly expect the private sector and other non-government entities to take on new responsibilities and develop new approaches to support the diversification and speed of governance 

This is called ‘Governance 4.0’

SDGx understands that human-centered technology developments can balance economic returns and social advancement. SDGx is an ecosystem that highly integrates near future research with a disciplined venture building curriculum and an innovative investment philosophy to establish a new narrative that puts people at the center of technology adoption.

We call this ‘Citizen 4.0’