By nature, man is a political animal.

— Aristotle

About Us

    Animal Ventures is an agency of innovation that partners other animals to create, implement, and invest in some of the most exciting and emergent technologies. We educate the world's leading executives and together we rapidly prototype, build, and design new ideas. We live to nurture—from the ground up—some of the greatest companies on Earth.

Our Model

Sprint > Rest > Reflect > Fine Tune > Sprint
  • We calmly sprint fast and hard
  • We take time to rest slowly
  • We look inside and outside to reflect on our learnings
  • We go from lessons identified to lessons learned through implementation
  • Then we sprint again — It's the Animal Way

Manifesto

    The "anima" in "Animal" refers to "a living being" from a Latin form meaning, "of air, having a spirit, living" which in turn comes from another form meaning, "breath of air, air, soul, life." At Animal Ventures, we emphatically prioritize culture over company. We believe that the best companies in the world invest in people, because these people will build institutions that thrive and survive the sands of time. We believe culture is the prioritization of life, and life is simply the act of living. The culture we embody is firmly rooted in the celebration and appreciation of something we call Lifestyle Design. We believe our community is at its absolute best when all around us are given the opportunity to experiment with how to become the best version of themselves. We are disciplined, magnanimous, and nimble Animals — members of a growing movement to be slower, calmer, and more purposeful in our day-to-day lives — we welcome the Animal Lifestyle.

Tom Serres

Founder and Managing Partner

Bettina Warburg

Founder and Managing Partner

Tom Serres

Founder and Managing Partner

Bettina Warburg

Founder and Managing Partner