Decision making is broken, and Swae aims to use AI & Collective Intelligence to build the future.
The story behind Swae
At Swae, our team are convinced we are at an evolutionary inflection point about our acceptance of the current social contract and how we organize society.
We believe the future will be one where distributed decision-making, decentralization and self-management through the support of AI and other exponential technologies are the norm.
We are passionate about the future of governance and organizational innovation.
How Swae began
Swae is here to build the future
They began working together in 2016 to upgrade how cities made policy decisions, leveraging citizen input and meritocratic protocols in order to create more intelligent, inclusive, and higher quality decisions about public resources and urban policy.
Over time, the system they have built is general enough to be applicable to fundamentally improving overly centralized, top-down and outdated hierarchical process for decision-making in other domains and organizational settings, particularly in private companies, digital organizations, representative boards, and cooperatives (to name a few).
Swae intends to upgrade decision-making first in companies, communities, and cities, and then implement within governmental frameworks to bring more trust, accountability and transparency and allow more inclusivity for citizens to be involved in solving the world’s most challenging problems.
We believe in an inclusive future
Soushiant (Swae’s CEO) saw the need for Swae as a result of his experiences working in senior management roles inside small and large organizations. During his experiences, he witnessed several occasions where poorly designed, non-meritocratic and politically motivated decision-making processes lead to poor decision quality and poor organizational performance.
He felt strongly that these processes and their end outcomes were a disservice to the organizations potential and the available but untapped collective intelligence that resided within them.
While researching the problem and prototyping potential solutions, he began to see parallels between decision making inside companies and the state and quality of decision-making in democratic institutions, in the public sector.
I’m a strong believer that future organizations will be distributed in decision-making, more decentralized and even operate through self-management. Swae is going to support them with AI and other exponential technologies.
The journey so far…
EMC Insurance Companies Partners with Swae to Unleash Workforce Creativity and to Crowdsource Ideas to Drive Culture and Strategic Innovation Initiatives
EMC Insurance Companies Partners with Swae to Run a Pilot Program
Former Netflix Head of Engineering Joins Swae’s Seed Round as Lead Investor, and Joins Advisory Board
LifeLabs Partners with Swae to Crowdsource COVID-19 Business and Operation Adaptations While Keeping Employees Feeling Engaged and Valued
LifeLabs decided to do a pilot program with Swae so that we can help them create an inclusive culture welcoming bottom-up ideas so that they can start to activate the full potential of their workforce!