What is Orthogonal Thinker?
Orthogonal Thinker is a Socially Conscious Holding company. A holding company is a type of firm which owns controlling interest in other companies instead of engaging in operating activity itself. This can include having wholly-owned subsidiaries.
We reinforce and support a shared mission among the companies in our holdings to create positive impact in our world. By virtue of our ownership stakes, we have greater control to accelerate the growth of companies aligned with our vision.
To this end, we empower our portfolio companies through access to capital and strategic resources. We are more concerned with an appreciation of capital, than an exit. That said, sometimes an exit is prudent. We always do what’s in the best interests of our shareholders.
The holding company model is built to last. It is used by some of the most successful companies in the world like Alphabet, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and Y Combinator to name a few.
How does Orthogonal make money?
As a holding company, we partner with companies for up to 50% equity stake in their business in return for capital and our services. We do this in order to achieve consolidated cash flow and yearly returns. For instance, if one of our 50% equity stake partners makes $1M in annual net profits, Orthogonal would get $500,000. You can read our Form C filed with the SEC for other important disclosures, like our financial statements.
Our Track Record & Future
Over the last 15+ years, we’ve made 120 investments in both startup and later stage companies. We thrive on propelling passionate founders to move their companies from seed to growth stage. We help them incubate, execute and accelerate the growth of their vision and business roadmap.
With later-stage businesses, we look for companies with bold strategies which can have a global impact. These are companies we help scale to new heights and reach.
Ultimately, we look for companies where we can acquire tangible assets, operating income and equity. From here our investors have two primary paths to profits... liquidity through exits and earning dividends.
OT has also invested in multiple companies valued at over 100M:-
Betterment - managing $20billion in assets. On track to manage $100 billion in the next 36 months.
Vidyard - a video platform company that helps businesses transform communications and drive more revenue through the strategic use of online video.
RideCell - a mobility platform that provides the technology for customers to launch, brand, and scale their own standalone rideshare and carshare operations.
Meadow- we were their first investor. We’ve invested in Meadow 3 times. Our last investment was for $111k in a seed bridge before the Series A.
*Information gathered from Crunchbase.
This Is Our Plan
Orthogonal Thinker Believes Making Money
And Doing Good Are Not Mutually Exclusive.
We Also Believe Doing Good Is The Foundation
Upon Which Lasting Wealth Is Built.
In today’s world, there is a deep need for health and healing across all spectrums of human life. Stressors of many different kinds are taking their toll on our bodies, minds and spirits.
We believe people can be healed by whole foods, plant medicines and empathoceuticals. This is why we are focusing our energies in these areas.
The market for Whole Foods speaks for itself... and will likewise continue to grow in a big way as well.
Using our deep industry knowledge, we will deploy capital into the Life and Plant Sciences space where we can have the most impact.
Our focus is on innovative brands, compliance and financial support software along with farming, manufacturing and blockchain technologies. At the same time, we know how to avoid the bad actors who flock to any emerging industry.
In essence... when you invest in Orthogonal Thinker, you own equity in a diversified portfolio of companies. It’s like owning a piece of each of the multiple companies.
This investment approach can yield significant growth and appreciation of value.
What’s more, we are a Socially Conscious Holding Company, which means we invest in companies which contribute to our common good.
At Orthogonal Thinker... We Think Differently.
We look at our portfolio of holdings as if it were a self-contained ecosystem. We maintain a balance of companies at different maturities...and across multiple segments of the industries we invest in. It’s a holistic approach that yields dividends.
As an investor into Orthogonal Thinker, you will know you are supporting the right kind of companies... the kind that serves both individuals and humanity.
This is how we create long-term shareholder value... and this is how we play our part in creating a better world for our children and their children.
Our previous investments
David Nikzad, our founder, originally owned Reinmkr, which invested in the following companies. We currently have 28 companies in our portfolio. Orthogonal Thinker owns Reinmkr, so has stock in the following:
Let's Invest For Good Together
Dear Wefunder Investor,
As you are likely aware, the concept of investing purely for financial gain has evolved. What we do with our money, how we make it work for our own bank account as well as our ethos, and the ethical benefit of an entire society is the new paradigm for success.
Orthogonal’s carefully curated conglomerate of companies creates a system by which the focus, talent, and deep experience of one interest helps support the others. As our tagline states: “the right angle.” The tangential energy of success provides a more solid path for the scalability for all our holdings. One connection creates another and so on until you are surrounded by a universe of highly skilled individuals and energy. We’re all invested in a bigger, broader, more profound definition of success and how to help each other achieve it.
Invest in Orthogonal and watch the ecosystem grow, both literally and metaphorically. Because when you re-focus the definition of success on more than one aspect and judge it by greater than any singular standard, you achieve something better and more solid for the future.
Thank you to those who invest in our future-forward vision. We are one of the initial investors in Wefunder. We get it. Our goal here and now is to allow the masses to participate in the upside of this relatively early-stage investment. While institutional investors love our vision, the energy we create with the pathos of individuals who invest for all the right reasons is part of what fuels our engine. One shared future and one shared destiny.