Early Charm

We manufacture products from new science.

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

Maryland Awards $500K for Biomanufacturing Incubator at Harford County Facility Near Aberdeen Proving Ground; Funding to Retrofit Former HEAT Center with Wetlabs

July 2nd, 2024|

Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded $500K to Baltimore-based Early Charm to develop a biomanufacturing incubator at a Harford County-owned facility near Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The funding from the state’s Build Our Future grant will be used to upgrade the CONVERGE Innovation Center, formerly known as the HEAT Center, located at the I-95/Aberdeen interchange.

Technical and Support Partners

Our collaborators include government, academic, and industrial organizations.