Tomorrow, built today

We are a venture capital firm designed to meet the needs of the next era. We provide seed capital to founders building the Intelligence Renaissance, which is ushering in an age of startups focused on exponential learning, infrastructural excellence, and bold impact.

Our mission is to identify the best talent in the world and invest in it before anyone else. We want to be your first check and first partner.

Intelligence Renaissance

At Cyphr, we define intelligence holistically, encompassing human intellect, machine learning, and the amplified synergy when humans leverage artificial intelligence to achieve unparalleled impact.

The Intelligence Renaissance heralds a transformative era where the convergence of human and machine intelligence fuels unprecedented progress for mankind, fueling innovation around autonomous machines and workflows, scalable infrastructure, and collaborative processes.

What the future will look like

We are dedicated to empowering visionary founders and teams who are tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. In an era marked by the convergence of humans and machines, Cyphr stands as a beacon, guiding resources towards companies that champion intelligence amplification. Our mission transcends AI, embracing a wide spectrum of sectors to ensure a future dominated by transformative advancements, redefining the boundaries of what intelligence can achieve.

Our Vision

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Outcomes Report

We publish an annual Intelligence Renaissance report encompassing key trends and developments, including regulatory news. Our report also captures the real-world outcomes of our portfolio companies, utilizing case studies as well as quantitative data.

Origins

Why “Cyphr”? In cryptography, a “cypher” or “cipher” is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption. Given the spaces we invest in, this name seemed all too fitting. A cypher can also refer to a secret code – we are helping uncover the secret code to the future of technology.

A cypher can also be a gathering or rappers or beatboxers making freestyle music together. We consider our firm to be a cypher of brainpower, talent, and capital, all feeding off of each other to help the world reach new heights in innovation, which will ultimately fuel the democratization of capital and information for all of society. Our cypher is welcome to talent of all backgrounds, races, cultures, genders, ages, and more. This underground term originally comes from the Five Percenters, who used the term cypher to refer to knowledge that was intentionally esoteric and could only be understood by those were enlightened. Put another way, “cypher” came from the word decipher, or to reveal the meaning of. By eliminating the prefix  “de,” a cypher referred to a coded message – linguistic cryptography, if you will.

However, the word cypher comes from Arabic hundreds of years prior. The Roman numeral system didn’t have a concept of zero. During the Middle Ages, the Arabic numeral system spread to Europe, and it included the innovation of the zero, or sifr. Eventually, the word was converted into English as cypher. As a first check firm, we start working with startups from ground zero, or sifr. We are your partners from your earliest stage and support you as you grow. We also believe in going back to the basics – to the fundamentals – of technology. We seek to work with startups that are focused on getting the fundamentals right. Our firm name, Cyphr, is a homage to all of these meanings, with the spelling being a homage to its roots.