Early Charm Ventures Announces Key Staff Promotions

Alex Meltzer, PhD, Chris Moad and Adam Van Dyke, PhD to provide strategic management of Early Charm Ventures across its entire portfolio


December 20, 2019, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a startup studio that collaborates with academic researchers to convert science to business, today announced a slate of key staff promotions as part of Early Charm’s continued growth of its company portfolio.


Alex Meltzer, PhD, is promoted to Principal and will take over responsibility for managing and expanding Early Charm’s drug development portfolio. Meltzer has played a key role in helping advance several Early Charm portfolio companies, including DiPole Materials, Gaskiya Diagnostics and Rasio Therapeutics.


Chris Moad is promoted to Principal and will take over responsibility for managing and expanding Early Charm’s machine vision portfolio. Moad previously led Early Charm’s technology scouting efforts to establish clear pathways for new venture launches and supported the existing portfolio in obtaining funding and via key operations management roles.


Adam Van Dyke, PhD, is promoted to Principal and will take over responsibility for managing

and expanding Early Charm’s aquaculture technologies portfolio. Van Dyke led Early Charm’s

business planning and financing efforts, obtaining funding for Minnowtech, Abri Science, Rasio Therapeutics and SilcsBio.


"Since this time last year, Early Charm has added a half dozen companies to our portfolio,

raising funding for all of them,” said Ken Malone, Managing Director with Early Charm Ventures. “We see a clear opportunity to continue that growth in the coming years. To manage this effectively, we’re excited to announce these well-deserved promotions of Alex, Chris and Adam.”


About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a startup studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that collaborates with

academic researchers to convert 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 discovery, 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: ww.earlycharm.com


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Early Charm Ventures

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