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Venture Meets Mission

We must now rebuild trust across people, venture, and government around a common vision for the future we want.

We are at an inflection point to create the future we want.

Either we can continue down the path of problem creation and too-late mitigation, or we can begin to shift toward solution formation and societal regeneration. All of the tools to tackle society’s biggest problems exist. The Venture Meets Mission ecosystem’s role is to bring together these tools:

  • Power of people seeking mission
  • The innovativeness of venture
  • The scaling capacity of government.

We have the capacity to make significant strides toward solving these problems and leaving the world a better place for future generations through people, purpose, and profit.

Venture Meets Mission argues that if Business, Government, and Society come together, rebuild trust, and collaborate, we have a generational opportunity to address societal challenges―climate change, cybersecurity, disease outbreaks, food insecurity and education. The book explains, with hope and passion, how our existing entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the ideals of democracy, can be the foundation for a new mission-driven capitalism.

 The good news is the components of this problem-solving ecosystem already exist. The authors explain what is required to join people, purpose, and profit together for world-changing impact―starting with rebuilding trust among Business, Government, and Society. The authors draw on their leadership experience with Silicon Valley innovation, venture capital, and work at the highest levels of the federal government.

 Venture Meets Mission tells engaging stories of successful entrepreneurs, with diverse perspectives and intersectional experiences, who combine mission and venture to solve critical societal problems. This book seeks to inspire a generation of students, young professionals, and entrepreneurial executives to pursue mission-driven ventures that can make the world a better place. Venture Meets Mission also explains why and how forward-thinking government officials and policy makers can harness private sector entrepreneurship and innovation to solve society’s problems.

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Venture Meets Mission provides an aspirational roadmap for young professionals who want to make a meaningful difference in the world by building careers that balance purpose and profit. Indra Nooyi
Former CEO, PepsiCo and New York Times bestselling author
Brilliantly explains why we need to write new recipes to solve the problems of an increasingly complex world—and guides us on a search to find the key ingredients of empathy, innovation, public service, and entrepreneurship. José Andrés
Chef, Humanitarian, and Founder of World Central Kitchen
The authors make a compelling case that the biggest challenges we face will only be solved with a renewed partnership between government and entrepreneurs. Venture Meets Mission is filled with uplifting examples and inspires us to make these success stories the norm rather than the exception. Eric Schmidt
Former CEO, Google
Venture Meets Mission shows you how you can make the biggest difference, and have the most fulfilling years of your career, by serving your country at the intersection of technology, innovation, venture capital, and government. Steve Blank
Entrepreneur and Author of The Lean Startup
Offers an important, timely road map and engaging examples to empower a generation of creative, mission-driven changemakers. Adam Grant
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Professor at Wharton Business School

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