Advocating for a more sustainable world.

Too small to change the world, but small enough to enter the rabbit hole

The Valery Foundation aims to position itself as a philanthropic Impact Lab, promoting the dynamic and innovative vision of traditional for-profit incubators while upholding the values of the philanthropic realm.

Given its limited resources, the foundation leverages its capacity to generate tech-oriented innovative solutions and collaborates with external teams to implement projects developed within the Lab. It focuses on projects with the potential for wide-scale deployment within relevant domains, achieving significant impact despite its resource constraints.

Its remarkable agility and low aversion to risk empower the foundation to explore paths often overlooked by conventional institutions burdened by inertia in adapting to rapid technological changes. In addition to internally developed flagship projects, the foundation also supports a network of strategic partners. This financial backing is accompanied by foundational support to highlight these projects or foster synergies among various initiatives.

Salvation through innovation

Established in 2018, Fondation Valery emerged as a final testament to Arsan Valery’s deep reverence for the Earth. Through this foundation, the founder aspired to perpetuate his cherished principles of sustainability for the benefit of generations to come.

In the evolving landscape of the 21st century, the convergence of new technologies has sparked a wave of transformative potential across various facets of human existence.

From artificial intelligence (AI) to blockchain, robotics, and beyond, these innovations have permeated industries, reshaped economies, and redefined the way we interact with the world around us.

Amidst this technological revolution, one of the most pressing imperatives is the integration of these advancements into the realm of sustainability. The profound impact of AI, blockchain, robotics, and their counterparts on sustainable practices, environmental preservation, and socio-economic equity holds the promise of a future that is not only technologically advanced, but also harmoniously balanced with our planet's needs.

Our strategy delves into the symbiotic relationship between cutting-edge technologies and the pursuit of global sustainability, illuminating the potential for a more resilient, equitable, and ecologically responsible world.

Arsan Valery


Born in 1926 to a Turkish father and a Russian mother, Arsan Valery spent his life in Lausanne. As graduate of the University of Lausanne, he was passionate about sciences, progress, and scientific research. Beyond his scientific interests, Mr. Arsan had various passions such as classical music, photography, Egyptology, and traveling.

Despite his affluent background, Mr. Arsan lived his life with a simplicity that reflects honourably upon him. He spent his free time salvaging old electronic devices to give them a second life, as he despised wastefulness and cared about the environment. One could describe Mr. Arsan as cultured, highly respectful, humble, and somewhat solitary.

Mr. Arsan passed away on September 1st, 2018.

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Yannick Ritschel

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Sébastien Cap

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Edouard Hegetschweiler

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Julie Cruz

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Robert swan
Polar explorers & environmental leader
« The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. »

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Biodiversity, Circular Economy, Renewable Energies, Health

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