At RnDAO, we see boundless potential in decentralized, collaborative technologies to redefine how we work, innovate, and build community. Our core belief is that through research-driven ventures and a modular product ecosystem, we can unlock new paradigms of collaboration and value creation.
In just over one year since launching the RnDAO venture studio, we have already nurtured five autonomous venture teams, completed more than a dozen research initiatives, and recruited over 40 active members leading and contributing to technology projects designed to empower humane collaboration.
people take a consumer app approach (jump straight to prototyping) instead of deep tech (research-informed) so they solve symptoms instead of root causes and repeat mistakes from history
collaboration tech is largely a B2B market (selling to groups, communities, organizations), as such entrepreneurs struggle with long, complex sales cycles (specially the time it takes to build relationships) and can’t have limitation to dog food basic usability tests (they’re not groups)
independent startups get stuck trying to do organizational innovation and product innovation at the same time so spread too thin
despite being largely a B2B market, there are no economies of scope (startups face high customer acquisition costs but can't expand the scope of the relationship as they don't have a portfolio of products to offer after the initial one)
cross-disciplinary research and building expert networks to deeply understand problems and solve for root causes instead of symptoms
autonomous Units specializing in specific areas of human collaboration but coming together as a swarm to address larger challenges (proactive modularity and composability)
cross-Unit collaboration to compound efforts in business development, talent attraction, fundraising, and R&D
10 years in Organisation Design. Ex head of Governance at Aragon, Consulted for Google, BCG, Daimler, etc. Visiting Lecturer at Oxford, HBR author and TEDx speaker
20 years in collaboration software & user research. Research lead at Aragon, Google Suite, Asana, and previously innovation catalyst at Intuit
10 years in venture acceleration. Built and run 20 accelerator cohorts for Fortune 500 companies and coached 200+ startups. Country director for Founder Institute Colombia.
20 years in digital strategy, including as Global Digital Lead for Havas International.In Crypto since 2013 and Ethereum's London meetup organiser in 2017
14 years running accelerators and communities. £25m deployed followed on by 100m. 2x VC funded founder. First in Crypto 2014. Ex LimeChain.
Discover how RnDAO can revolutionize your collaborative efforts and drive success.