We have now been building the foundation of Origin by Ocean together with Mari for about 2 years. LinkedIn actually reminded us the other day that we had a 2-year celebration since we connected.
We did not know each other before we met at the Icebreaker VC profounder program in Porvoo, back in 2018. We needed to spend a good amount of time discussing a broad range of topics to align ourselves and to find out if we can work together.
So, how did we approach this? Well, first and foremost we wanted to make sure that we as potential partners and founders have a value base that we can use as a common platform. We concluded on a set of values that we both stand for and that we can base all of the company’s activities around. Today, you can find these core values as the values of Origin by Ocean. These values are: Freedom, Fairness, Sustainability and Commitment, (Want to read more about what these mean to us? Click here)
What else did we do to facilitate this? Well, we used the United Nations Sustainability Goals as a framework. How do we as individuals, see these SDGs; are we aligned on them? Based upon this dialogue we concluded on the following SDGs as fundamental and core to the coming business and operations of Origin by Ocean.