Eitan Capital is more than just research, development or an investment fund — we NURTURE the NeXT bIG NExT

Original author: Ehud Heller (@hellere)

Eitan Capital (for human ventures) redefines how we look at an investment and holding company that sees itself as a technology transfer agency for groundbreaking public policy research that has an impact on the daily lives of tens of millions of people in Israel and around the world. It is a funding arm for the Eitan Institute, an educational information technology research organization (not for profit). Eitan’s goal is to change the face of education, to transform students into entrepreneurs, thinkers, activists, that are responsible for their own learning, and create meaningful outcomes that influence students and teachers everywhere at all times.

From this vision we seek to offer a better future, to shape and influence the reality of people and to give them ways to learn and carve their own future, to be those who help and have the courage to step forward and mobilize, not only for themselves but for the benefit of others. We call it “The entrepreneurial company”, that is unique not only in initiating and nurturing independent ventures by locating talented teams that will raise the required capital, but mainly in carrying out initial research. This research includes the building of a working prototype, through comprehensive whole system architecture that harnesses the principles of the flywheel and the rugby game philosophy, taking into account human aspects in the engineering solution of complex problems.

“One can resist the invasion of an army, one cannot resist the invasion of ideas” is an observation on the human nature, beautifully crafted by Victor Hugo. Unique to our thinking, being free from any constraint and subordination to agreed paradigms, Eitan Capital enables to integrate multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary knowledge, accumulated over 25 years of research and development, to identify trends at various stages hidden by cognitive biases in industries that have difficulty making transformative improvements, and that prefer faux innovation, one that retrofits new technology to old operational principles that impairs competency and competitiveness over time.