Early Charm Ventures, a Startup Studio that collaborates with academic researchers to convert science to business, announced today a partnership with Business Crescendo, an international business consulting firm that focuses on science-based commercialization.
Under the new partnership, Early Charm Ventures and Business Crescendo aim to leverage their mutual areas of business and industry expertise, which includes life science, advanced materials, energy and cleantech and smart industry, to drive the formation of new companies and accelerate the growth of their current portfolio firms. “Business Crescendo has already had a direct impact on the revenue of our portfolio companies,” says Ken Malone, Principal with Early Charm Ventures. “Fomalizing our relationship enables us to commercialize beyond the US and into the global marketplace. Having Business Crescendo’s skills at matching product design to market needs is a perfect complement with our teams translation of science into business.”
“In today’s global economy, ideas and technologies proliferate faster than ever,” says Michael Mendolia, CEO of Business Crescendo. “That’s why this partnership with Early Charm Ventures is so timely. This relationship gives our two firms greater capacity to commercialize new research on an international scale.”
As part of this new partnership, Early Charm Ventures and Business Crescendo also announced the hiring of Maelle Pasquiou as Business Development Consultant. Pasquiou, who will work for both companies, is an engineer with competencies in life sciences as well as product development and product management. Pasquiou holds an Advanced Master in Management from the Grenoble Management School (France) and an MSc in Bioengineering from the ENSTBB in Bordeaux, France.
About Early Charm Ventures: Early Charm Ventures is a Startup Studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm Ventures specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Its best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in a range of industries including materials science, imaging, aquaculture and advanced research tools. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com
About Business Crescendo: Business Crescendo is a Paris-based international business development consulting company that focuses on technology and science-based research and commercialization. Since 2009, Business Crescendo has helped more than 70 companies develop in new markets and expand internationally with a focus on a range of industries including life science, advanced materials, energy & cleantech and telecom & instrumentation. Learn more: www.business-crescendo.com