Early Charm Ventures

We create, own, and operate ventures that convert science into revenue.

Early Charm Ventures

We create, own, and operate ventures that convert science into revenue.

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Our Mission

Ken Malone, one of our co-founders, describes the uniqueness of Early Charm Ventures:

We are the management team, the operators, and the entrepreneurs. We don’t just write checks and pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities, and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting for our portfolio companies.

Our scientists and engineers work across our entire portfolio, never just for one venture. This brings extraordinary expertise to the earliest stages of product development. The lack of silos fosters creativity and attracts the most collaborative people.

Our Markets

We proudly lead the way in manufacturing cutting-edge solutions across the energy, security, industrials, and life science markets. Our commitment to innovation and excellence drives us to create transformative products that shape industries and enhance lives worldwide.

Our Ventures

Synergy with our existing ventures is important to us, so we look for opportunities that fit with our current capabilities in Drug Design, Blue Economy, Advanced Materials, and Engineered Products.

Because synergy between our companies is so strong, the individual companies are seldom as valuable alone than as a part of the whole. Thus, we aren’t focused on exit strategies and quick flips. We are focused on building sustainable businesses through revenue, and on expanding opportunities by retaining our team.

The Early Charm Team

Latest News

Materic Announces Launch of New Product, Koyla Web™ (Carbon Nanofiber Mats)

March 20th, 2024|

Baltimore-based Materic is an Early Charm portfolio company that custom manufactures advanced materials.  March 19, 2024 Baltimore, MD – Materic, a custom manufacturer of advanced materials, announced today the launch of its new product line,

Asuka Orr Joins Early Charm as Scientist: Computational Drug Design

December 7th, 2023|

Early Charm today welcomed Asuka Orr – a chemical engineer with expertise in computational drug design and protein biologics formulation – as Scientist: Computational Drug Design. In her new role, Orr will join Early Charm’s Drug Design team with an initial focus on working with Early Charm portfolio company, SilcsBio.

Technical and Support Partners

Our collaborators include government, academic, and industrial organizations.