BREAKING THE MOULD: Nobody Studios is revolutionizing startup culture

OPINION: Using Crowdfunding Principles to Transform Start-Up Culture

At Nobody Studios, we're redefining how start-ups are built, scaled, and funded. As a venture studio, our mission is ambitious: to create 100 companies over the next five years. 

Our unique approach combines entrepreneurial expertise, time-and-capital efficiency, and crowd-infused high-velocity company creation to revolutionize the startup landscape.

We are bringing a fresh set of founders and funders to create global impact in a way never seen before, and it’s working.  

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Faster, Frugal Builds

Currently, we have 12 companies actively in production, with four poised to exit the Studio and attract external investment. These ventures span a range of industries, from health and wellness to edtech, travel and hospitality to legal tech. We’re equal opportunity innovators who care about speed, opportunity for impact and achieving real customer traction before significant capital is investment. 

In the little over three years since the Studio launched, we’ve been listed in the top 10 venture studios globally twice.

Our model at Nobody Studios is built on the principle of creative destruction, which emphasizes technology-enabled market creation, data-driven investment strategies and harnessing the power of the crowd. 

Power Of The Crowd

Our Nobodies bring their talent, influence and capital to build the start=ups of the future at a speed never seen before. 

As one of the first venture studios to leverage equity crowdfunding, we've successfully democratized venture investment for all. 

In just two months, our crowdfunding campaign attracted over 1,000 new investors from 55 countries, raising nearly $800,000. 50 per cent of these investments were $100 or less. We are reshaping the view of what venture investors are.

We have fostered a global network of engaged supporters; People who bring new ideas, their skills and early feedback on each company we create. 

Barry O’Reilly

Barry O’Reilly

Moving At The Speed of Trust

By leveraging advanced technologies, small, specialized teams at Nobody can quickly identify and capitalize on niche market opportunities. 

This approach allows us to scale rapidly and efficiently, ensuring that each start-up can win an initial well defined market yet has the potential to scale and become a market leader.

For example, Evalfiy is one of our portfolio companies that helps investors leverage AI to rapidly assess patent and IP risk and opportunity from startup pitch decks in minutes, for a fraction of the cost of a lawyer.

People-First Paradigm

As we continue to grow, our focus remains on creating a positive impact. We believe in supporting ventures that not only promise financial returns but also contribute to society, greater opportunities and economic growth for all. 

Our journey is just beginning, and we invite Irish American entrepreneurs to join us. Whether you're looking to invest, collaborate, or simply learn more about our innovative approach, we welcome you to reach out. 

Together, we can build the next generation of groundbreaking companies, driving innovation and creating lasting value across the globe.

Barry O’Reilly is an entrepreneur, business advisor and author who has pioneered business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.