About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

Albert Einstein

Bold innovations and big goals necessitate an epic paradigm shift. For about 500 years, a European, male-dominated elite has been at liberty to experiment with the populations and resources of our planet. Despite technological progress in some areas, the 21st century has been defined by existential crises regarding every aspect of human and natural survival. It is the conclusion of the authors that managerial capitalism and representative governments have failed the world’s inhabitants. The underlying logic of value extraction and exploitation that has led to today’s environmental crisis and staggering wealth inequality, propped up by the biggest military and police apparatus in history, must end. While we are aware that ingrained capitalist patterns will not dissolve overnight, it is essential to shift the public narrative from a masculine, conflict-dominance model to a feminine, social-sharing model to guarantee human survival on this planet.

Our global direct democracy platform would not only provide a better user experience for the world’s people but it would also produce better outcomes for humanity and our planet. It will be superior to both representative government and hierarchical corporations, in the same way that representative democracies have replaced monarchies, and thus will eventually supersede them.