Early Charm Ventures

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

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Early Charm Ventures

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

why we're different
view our portfolio
Early Charm Ventures2023-12-18T20:29:04+00:00

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 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.

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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.

Learn more about our portfolios

The Early Charm Team

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Latest News

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.

ComputChem Launches State-of-the-Art Approach to Predicting pKa Values with New Product: iTitrate®

December 5th, 2023|

ComputChem, an Early Charm company that develops computational chemistry software for drug design, has launched its first product, iTitrate, a web app that accurately predicts the pKa values of titratable residues by simulating an acid-base titration experiment.

Materic Announces Launch of Direct Silver™ Nanowires for Flexible Electronics

November 29th, 2023|

Materic, a custom manufacturer of advanced materials, today announced the launch of its new product, Direct Silver silver nanowires. The silver nanowires can be used in a range of applications including flexible electronics, transparent conductive electrodes for touch screen displays and solar cells, sensors, and high-performance electromagnetic interference.

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Technical and Support Partners

Our collaborators include government, academic, and industrial organizations.