A set of massively transformative technologies are growing exponentially, with the common feature of being organized in a decentralized network. This contrasts with the centralized and hierarchical organization of today’s traditional corporations, society and their basic functions. These exponential technologies often give rise to businesses that can grow exponentially, presenting the possibility for extremely large financial and social upsides.

Network Society Lab (NSL) is a Venture Development firm that focuses on adding value to startup companies that are based upon exponential technologies and decentralized networks.  The sectors that NSL serves are those that constitute the Eight Pillars of Change, promulgated by Network Society Research (NSR):

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Food
  • Health
  • Learning
  • Finance
  • Security
  • Policymaking


NSL is a sibling organization to both Network Society Research and Network Society Ventures (NSV).  NSR, a Singularity University Company, is a think tank that applies exponential technologies to address the global grand challenge of policymaking in the 21st century.  NSV is a seed stage global venture investment firm that focuses on Harvesting the Upside of Massively Transformative Change™.

NSL’s primary mission is to serve the portfolio companies of Network Society Ventures. However, we work with very attractive ventures that are not NSV portfolio companies on a selective basis.