We partner with founders as early as possible. By being the first creative partners to bold, technical entrepreneurs, we collaborate with and champion them as their ideas progress and evolve from ‘strange’ to transformative, time and time again.
At Strange, we believe in backing the audacious, the unconventional, and the seemingly strange. Our investment strategy isn't just focused on the next big trend, but on profound paradigm shifts in technology stacks and human behavior. We actively seek out bold companies that dare to question the status quo and reimagine the world as we know it today.
We know that the most transformative ideas often seem peculiar in the beginning. Our mission is to fuel those courageous enough to explore new frontiers, those who not only adapt to change—but drive it.
A more creative & collaborative future
We believe that rather than displacing, AI augments human creativity and creates space for new experiences, markets, and opportunities.
Industries we’re tackling
Art, Media, Entertainment
- Creative Composition & Production
- Distribution & Monetization
- New Licensing Infrastructure
- AI IP Assets
Software & Enterprise SaaS
- No-code, Low-code, Assisted code
- Parametric & Volumetric Design
- ML Ops & Infrastructure
- Observability & Fine-tuning
- Marketing, Branding, Consulting
- Future of Search & Advertising
- Research & Productivity
- Security & Compliance
Gaming & Education
- New Experiences & Networks
- Empowering User-Generated Content
- Community Platforms
- New Publishing Paradigms
STRENGTH IN STRANGE
The most transformative ideas often seem ‘strange’ or unconventional when they first emerge. As creative outliers ourselves, our 'strangeness' doesn’t just set us apart —it allows us to target and attract ventures with the potential for outsized impact and returns.
The Dawn of a
New Creative Era
We are at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity. Similar to how the Renaissance— an era of invention and creativity—bridged the Middle Ages and modern civilization, we believe that AI is heralding a paradigm shift, ushering in new, unprecedented opportunities for creative collaboration between humans and technology.
The invention of writing systems, starting in ancient Mesopotamia
A revival of arts and sciences leading to new perspectives
The mechanization and mass production of creative works
Digital Media & Broadcast
The rise of digital technology: from radio to computer graphics
The Age of AI
Transforming human creativity and redefining artistic expression
Partnering With Founders
From Post-it to Exit
“Tara is an early champion. From day 0, she believed in our vision and provided valuable guidance, helping us close our first round of funding and establish a strong foundation for future growth.”
“Tara is an investor who just gets it. She see things differently, and as a fellow creative, can articulate things in our vision that others may not be as quick to get.”
We bring together 'strange bedfellows'—creatives and engineers, artists and technologists—in the belief that these unique collaborations can spark truly transformative ideas. The first Strange Studio is in SF and as always, on the internet.
Be A Strange Fellow
Cohorts of top students, designers, builders, and researchers from top universities and institutions working together and publishing leading AI research.