Prime Movers Lab invests in physics-powered startups founded by Prime Movers, the achievers who serve as engines for human progress and prosperity.

We invest $250k-$5mm in early stage deep technology companies across nuclear, oil & gas, batteries, utilities, power plants, autonomous vehicles, aerospace, drones, water, connectivity, quantum computing, advanced materials, and defense.

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed. The great creators—the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors—stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”

—Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Lab ≠ VC

We offer Prime Movers comprehensive resources and integrated coaching to support the transformation of world-class technical experts into extraordinary executives. Our team has developed in-depth academic scientific research, commercialized novel physics intellectual property, scaled significant enterprises, and mentored renowned scientists on their entrepreneurial journey. We only make a small number of investments so that we can dive deep with every Prime Mover we back and ensure that we create outsized value to dramatically improve the odds of success.

Core Values

Introspect

As Prime Movers, we consistently ask “what do I feel?” and “why do I feel it?” in order to master our psychology and identify the appropriate distinction between our emotions and the facts. We recognize that we cannot shape the external world to realize the ambitions of our vision, without first crafting ourselves as superheroes. Self-realization is the root of accomplishment and fulfillment and that journey begins and ends with a ruthless commitment to honest introspection.

Integrate

We permit no breach between our thoughts and our actions, our mind and our body, our visions and reality. We unify our emotions, thoughts and focus towards a singular purpose: achieving the purity of joyous existence only possible to those who do not fake or sacrifice. We exercise the courage required to stand by and speak out for our convictions, no matter the odds against us. We live our values everyday and build companies and communities that uphold the highest standards of integrity.

Empower

Our power draws from our “Why?”, our prime motive, our ultimate purpose: the pursuit and creation of values. Our consistently goal-directed action serves as the bedrock to empower our teams, families and friends with trust, mutual respect, and benevolence. We surround ourselves with extraordinary individuals who in turn empower us by their vision, skill and energy. To be a Prime Mover is to be a thermonuclear source of energy powering the world’s progress.

Produce

To produce massive abundance for ourselves and our loved ones, we unleash the unlimited power of human potential to invent, design and delight. The foundation of our productive accomplishment is our never-ending dedication to creativity. All our productive work comes from the same source: a commitment to identify, integrate and invent that which has not been previously identified, integrated or invented. We celebrate our capacity to generate unprecedented wealth and prosperity.

Flourish

Success without fulfillment is the greatest failure. We share our groundbreaking achievements with our community and together enjoy the fruits of our labors. We endlessly pursue the better, the truer, the more ecstatic while flourishing in each step of our path. We take the time to appreciate the victories of today before turning ahead to the challenges of tomorrow. Our happiness is a state of integrated joy as a reward for our psychological and existential attainment of our highest values.

Transcend

Prime Movers transcend self-imposed limitations by penetrating to see the deepest truths. We shed our false beliefs and develop unimpeachable certainty in our own self-worth and our core values. We serve as brilliant lights to guide our fellow men towards the promise of a better future, free of self-doubt, suffering, poverty, and injustice. Our confidence in ourselves and our allies lifts us all up to achieve the most noble purpose on earth: unblemished prosperity.