In All Shapes and Sizes
Narwhal Ventures has a series of active projects focusing on start-ups and early-stage companies looking to be a different sort of unicorn. We are focused on repurposing spaces, growing things, crypto & hidden things, tech & algorithms, and data & analytics.
Focused on repurposed buildings and the changing use of space. First up, the LongTail Building, a space created by reimagining the Whirlaway Tavern, a bourbon bar named after the Triple Crown-winning horse, Whirlaway. Mr. Longtail was the nickname of the horse – and a long tail is also a way to think about a distribution curve for creating and returning value across an entire field. Located within walking distance of a major university and earshot of Churchill Downs, work is underway with the award-winning architecture firm Studio MAYO to transform this bourbon bar into a creative space for early-stage companies, unique events, and educational programs. The BunkHouse sits across the courtyard from the LongTail Building, providing accommodations for individuals and groups. A traditional shotgun house, the BunkHouse reflects the thrill of the Kentucky Derby.
Framework for creating value in your work. Ranging from start-ups to people starting small businesses to create meaningful work. A curriculum for starting a company, scaling and taking it to exit. Content is based on direct experience doing this repeatedly with success. Material applies to entrepreneurs raising funds, those considering other options, or anyone interested in learning a trade, exploring a vocation, or looking to create meaningful work. Emphasis on the evolving nature of work and consumer demands; machine learning and artificial intelligence.