Behind Our Name
It Takes a Different Type of Animal to Survive the Wilds of Mortgage Lending
At Nautilus Capital, the ability to adapt to complex and changing circumstances comes naturally. That’s why we identify with the chambered nautilus in our company name and logo. This fascinating sea animal and "living fossil" has endured for over 500 million years.
Every evening, a thousand feet or more deep in tropical Western Pacific waters, millions of nautili stir and slowly make their way up to shallow coral reefs in search of food. Then, before daybreak, they return again to their resting places on the ocean floor. Theirs is a daily ritual steadfastly maintained since before the time of the dinosaurs.
Study the handsome spiraling shell and you’ll find evidence of an ancient, almost mystical, numerical sequence. The mathematical relationship of each curve used to construct an equiangular spiral is called the "golden ratio." It appears in the ram’s horn, the pineapple, the sunflower, the spider web and elsewhere in nature, and in the poetry, architecture and music of civilized man. This numerical pattern was first observed by Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci – the 13th century Italian mathematician whose theories are early cornerstones of modern day science.
Stamina. Perseverance. The ability to see order in places it may not seem readily found. These are the unique qualities that make Nautilus Capital your best hope for survival in even the harshest of economic environments.
Below are links to a few of our favorite websites concerning the chambered nautilus and the Fibonacci sequence of numbers.
Fibonacci numbers in nature