The purpose of New Product Experimentation (NPE) is to build new experiences that meaningfully improve people’s lives. We feel this is especially important as the world moves into the next era of innovation, which includes the metaverse. We believe that full realization of tech’s potential will take the entire global ecosystem. And for our part, we’re going to support more early-stage startups and founders.
So, in addition to NPE’s existing approach — building new experimental products from the ground-up — over the past year, we’ve also experimented with ways to get capital into the hands of founders and early stage teams who share our mission. To start, we made a few initial investments, and will be exploring other scalable ways to partner with more seed-stage and series A startups. If you’re a startup founder interested in partnering, we’d love to hear from you here.
Meta’s support for the startup ecosystem began over a decade ago, with early programs like the fbFund. Our work is a continuation of that, focused on supporting some of today’s most compelling early stage startups with capital, expertise, and other resources.