Vulcan Inc. is a nimble private company based in Seattle with a portfolio as diverse as the challenges of the universe. Driven by the interests and intuitions of founder Paul Allen, Vulcan invests in brain science and basketball, retail space and outer space, traditional libraries and AI-enhanced textbooks.
We strive to answer big questions asked by our founder, and by the world. If we can discover the mysteries of the brain, we can pave the way towards understanding diseases like Alzheimer’s. If we can change the economics of space launches, we can enhance space travel. If we can get the formula right for a new kind of downtown neighborhood, it becomes a guide for the innovation centers of tomorrow.
Our efforts are tethered to a simple principle - if it has the potential to do good, then we should do it. Our work covers philanthropic and capital investment, real estate, community development, sustainability, conservation, arts, music, space, technology, science research and education.