Early Charm Ventures: Taking research from the labs to the real world

DiPole Materials, which produces electro-spun custom nanofibers, is an Early Charm Ventures portfolio company ©Early Charm Ventures

Instead of investing money, the venture studio gets hands-on, co-running companies with top scientists and their cutting-edge research

In the tech startup world, any firm that has the word “ventures” in its name is usually linked to venture capital or private equity. Early Charm Ventures (ECV), however, calls itself a “venture studio." Instead of investing money for financial returns, the Baltimore-based firm builds and co-runs startups, specifically, in deeptech.
The firm’s projects revolve around the network of scientists and inventors from US universities and research centers that it has built since its founding in 2012. These are the same talent who co-found and build the companies that become part of ECV’s portfolio,...

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