Break the Wheel is a for-profit impact investing platform focused on achieving 3 goals by 2030.

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2030

Eliminate the causes of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease affecting 2 billion worldwide.

Health

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Create 100 million new millionaires.

Wealth

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Reduce fossil fuel usage for energy production by 50%.

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What we do Differently

Impact to us means social and financial. Our OKRs are Speed to Impact and Investor ROI. We focus on the inevitable - paradigm shifts. We surround big problems with experts, then validate, launch and blitzscale solutions by investing our team and capital.

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Outcomes Northstar

Everything we do is focused on the desired outcome. Speed to Impact and Investor ROI are our OKRs. To achieve these OKRs we apply a SaaS lens to investing knowing that the most immediately impactful and scalable solutions are those that provide value from user 1 to user N.

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PSF Validation

We never guess. Our 3 step process validates market timing for paradigm shifts and our ability to force that timing. (1st) we filter solutions via our councils, (2nd) we validate solutions by mirroring live product customer acquisition programs, (3rd) we execute (now), pause (later), kill (never).

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Operational Investing

We invest people (and capital) on a performance basis. We invest our team of serial operators with diverse backgrounds and networks to fill gaps in product, marketing, sales, BI, customer success, and engineering. We invest our experts, network and capital to drive escape velocity growth.

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comcast
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viacom
budwiser
seasmless
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experian
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These are a few of the companies our founders invested in or worked with or for as employees or consultants. These companies are not investors or partners of Break the Wheel.

A History of Success

Break the Wheel was founded and is operated by serial entrepreneurs and operators that have built, sold and taken public more than 20 companies.

91M

customers acquired

$6.8B

lifetime value

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Join us

Join 3 million + that invest in the future of healthcare, equal rights, education, the environment, climate change and more.

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The Programs

Break the Wheel operating programs were created to address each critical stage of the operational lifecycle of high risk - high impact ventures.

Incubator

Whether you're a doctor with an emergency room innovation, an engineer with an early product, or a climate activist trying to launch a green ecommerce site the Break the Wheel incubator fills the operational and capital gaps to launch and scale paradigm shift innovations.

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Accelerator

Building a well oiled growth ops team can take months and cost millions. We drop in (invest) seasoned experts from marketing to sales and engineering to analytics to drive escape velocity growth - and our returns are performance based.

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Lifeline

Our Lifeline program is a no risk, high reward solution to revive and scale great IP. We invest our people and capital with royalty streams, minimum requirements and meaningful upside equity for all shareholders based on an IP assignment trigger.

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Pipeline

Forget innovation. In big organizations "innovation" means a fun sandbox that produces no value. We focus on near term goals and long term risks. We set the northstar together - then our team sources and validates the buy, build and partner options to outpace competitors today and prepare your company for the next paradigm shift in your industry.

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Crowdfunding

Raise money and get your next 1,000 to 1 million users. We built an army of investor - advocates turning shareholders into megaphones. Crowdfunding with us is faster than raising through VC, builds adoption at zero cost and you get an unmatched growth ops support team in your corner.

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Cofounder + Talent Tryouts

One of our commitments under the mission to create 100 million new millionaires is a goal of 50% Captable Diversity. We created The Tryout program to provide an even playing field for hopeful founders and aspiring leaders in areas such as marketing, sales and engineering.

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Venture Philanthropy

Mission - Impact - ESG - these should not be synonymous with non-profit. Our Venture Philanthropy program delivers growing dividends from projects we source, launch and grow together.

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PSF Councils

Our Problem - Solution - Fit Councils include sector leaders, customers, experts, hackers and investors. Our 3-step validation process quickly moves solutions from validation to commercialization and scale. This isn't a volunteer program - council members share in the upside.

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Partner with us

Incubators, Investors, Universities, Non-Profits, Government Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, School Systems… Our programs offer growing dividends on projects we source, launch and scale together. Let’s talk about how we can work together.