Early Charm Ventures Announces Hiring of Venture For America Fellow Kylie Long

Long joins Early Charm’s growing team to help drive new commercialization opportunities across its portfolio of companies

May 27, 2020, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio that converts science to business, today announced the hiring of Kylie Long as Associate-Financing Communications. Long joins Early Charm’s growing team as a Venture For America (VFA) Fellow based in Baltimore.

As part of her duties with Early Charm, Long will help lead the company’s efforts to craft new company business plans and funding proposals to help grow Early Charm’s portfolio of companies in drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision.

Long is Early Charm’s third VFA Fellow to be hired following James Dolgin, Polymer Engineer with Early Charm’s portfolio company, DiPole Materials, and Mihir Pershad, who is Venture Partner with Early Charm’s portfolio of companies. VFA is a non-profit organization that creates economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.

"We've had such tremendous success with VFA that it was the first place we turned to in considering hiring new talent as we grow,” said Ken Malone, Managing Director with Early Charm Ventures. “Kylie brings a great combination of a background in science with solid writing and communications skills. We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team.”

Long is a graduate of Cornell University where she double-majored in Philosophy and Biology with a concentration in Genetics. Prior to joining ECV, she worked at a healthcare technology startup, a digital health venture capital firm and an education consulting firm.

About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a venture 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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Ken Malone

Early Charm Ventures