Our mission is to empower our innovators to advance their ideas from concept to viable first product, positioning them for broad societal impact in the long term.

Our approach

  1. We recruit entrepreneurial scientists and engineers who are determined and able to drive their research to the doorstep of the market.
  2. We empower these innovators with the credibility and resources to make rapid progress translating their ideas to a viable product.
  3. We position our innovators for market penetration and broad societal impact by enabling them to identify the optimal path to market for their technology across a broad spectrum of commercialization models. Many of our innovators look beyond the traditional venture capital community, finding stronger alignment with strategic investors, angel investors, large corporations, or even philanthropy. 

Read our 2016 annual report to learn more about our story, mission, and vision.