Place your bets.

Use when you want to focus on what matters most and what might make the biggest difference.

The $100 VC Fund Drill lets Wrong Thinkers get serious about prioritizing their emerging solutions. Something happens when you bring 100 crisp dollars bills into the equation. Stakes are raised, game faces are revealed, and ideas are subject to another layer of resolution as the group imagines how they would allocate funds to the top ideas that have surfaced.

Leave the funny money at home, it’s time to get real about ranking. We’ve tried using fake, Monopoly-esque money during this drill, it just doesn’t have the same effect. We encourage you to bring real bills to the table for a real conversation around moving ideas forward.


  • Focus

  • Prioritization

  • Alignment with what matters most

  • Insight into how teammates think about priorities

$100 in $1 bills
$100 VC Fund Posters

Blue tape


Step 1
Introduce the $100 VC Fund Drill.

Step 2
Divide group into larger teams (up to 10 per team).

Step 3
Instruct teams to label the boxes on their $100 VC Fund Posters with the names of the emerging solutions they are considering.



Step 4
Provide each team with $100 in $1 bills.

Step 5
Have teams decide how they might invest their $100 fund across the emerging solutions.

Have teams explain how they allocated their $100 investment fund.

Use real dollar bills (no fun money).

When to use the Drill

How to introduce the Drill

Tips for facilitating the Drill