Entrepreneur Bill Gates founded the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, and subsequently became one of the richest men in the world.
KV fundamentally like large problems that are amenable to technology solutions. They seek out unfair advantages: proprietary and protected technological advances, business model innovations, unique partnerships and top-notch teams.
3M New Ventures was created to strengthen 3M’s position at the leading edge of global innovation by complementing 3M’s holistic innovation strategy with a focus on disruptive, early stage innovations outside of the company’s existing portfolio. 3M New Ventures identifies and invests in the most promising new-to-3M technologies, services and business models with long term strategic relevance to 3M.