Bet on the exceptional

We scour the Earth searching for the next visionaries, betting early on the power of their ideas to solve hard problems in science and society.

Our mission

Bet early on exceptional people making the world better

We are building a network of the sharpest minds on Earth — helping them to solve hard problems in science and society by connecting them across fields, bringing multiple types of capital to bear, and applying modern tools and technology thoughtfully.


Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative of Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

Our work

People working together can do what governments and companies can’t

Our bets on the future are not subject to politics or quarterly pressures. We can take risks that governments and businesses can’t — proving out ideas and partnering with leaders in the public and private sectors to help promising new ideas to scale.

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Our Team

Brilliance can only light up the world once it’s seen

The answers to the world’s toughest challenges already exist inside the imaginations of the world’s brightest minds. We’ve made it our mission to find them, connect them, and support their ideas.

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Our Talent

A community of ingenuity


Want to work with us?

Tackling the world’s toughest challenges requires exceptional talent inside and out. If you care about building a network of the world’s sharpest minds to solve hard problems in science and society, find your next position in our careers section.

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Fact Sheet for Partners

Our Fact Sheet for Partners provides an overview of our mission, our values, and a selection of programs to showcase what we do and who we are. We have done a lot in a short time, but there is so much more to do.


There has never been a more important time to be in the business of helping people

Building a future in which we all want to live won’t be easy. It will take a community of ingenuity and a determined drive toward meaningful goals. Systems that scale the highest risk, highest return ideas. Smart bets and leaps of faith. The world is waiting, and the talent is ready. To make more of a difference, to more people, in more places.

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