Early Charm Ventures Announces Hiring of Expert in Aquaculture Operations

Updated: Jan 30

Elan Lowenstein to help grow Early Charm’s Aquaculture Technologies portfolio of companies


January 27, 2020, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a startup studio that converts

science to business, today announced the hiring of Elan Lowenstein. In his new role as Fellow, Lowenstein will help grow Early Charm’s Aquaculture Technologies portfolio, currently consisting of Minnowtech, Gaskiya Diagnostics and VakSea.


Lowenstein comes to Early Charm with experience in aquaculture and formal legal training. In 2019, he earned a Master of Professional Science in Marine Affairs (Aquaculture) at the

University of Miami as well as a JD at the University of Miami School of Law. He has also served as Research Assistant at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences’ Experimental Hatchery where he worked with Recover Consortium on the various life stages of mahi-mahi.


“As we look to aggressively grow our portfolio around the aquaculture space, we saw Elan’s passion for aquaculture and experience in hatcheries as a great addition to our team,” said Adam Van Dyke, Principal with Early Charm Ventures overseeing its aquaculture portfolio.


As a Fellow with the University of Miami Startup Practicum, Lowenstein consulted with clients on business organization, employment, intellectual property and contracts.


“Core to the success of Early Charm is building a team with unique skill sets applicable across our portfolio,” said Ken Malone, Managing Director with Early Charm Ventures. “Elan’s knowledge of aquaculture operations combined with his law degree and experience helping startups really caught our attention.”


Lowenstein also holds a BA in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Minor in Business Administration.


About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a startup studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Our best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in tools for drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. Ultimately, we bring to the table our deep experience co-founding companies with leading researchers. With these exceptional people and their ideas, we partner with them to advance or even create whole new industries. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com


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