Focused on applied science

We invest globally in early-stage deep tech companies. We focus on startups built on a foundation of solid IP and/or unique, protectable data. 


Mike Giardello, PhD

Entrepreneur and scientist with extensive experience in the discovery, development and fundraising associated with commercialization of proprietary physical science.

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Richard Weil, CFA

Entrepreneur and finance & operations professional with a background in management consulting, banking and start-up growth, financing and restructuring.

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We invest in early-stage hard science companies that are solving well-defined problems in large markets, lead by committed founders building on proven science and defensible IP.

Our network of founders, scientists, academic institutions, and investing partners gives us access to great companies at the earliest stages.

We help companies with:

  • Fast and capital efficient path to product/market fit

  • IP development strategy

  • Partnerships, business development and sales

  • Team development

  • Operations, scale-up and techno-economic modeling

MWV has been a fantastic partner and instrumental for our success. Their help and advice has been far more valuable than the money they invested.

Olof Kordina, CEO, SweGaN

MWV has deep technical knowledge and understands the unique challenges of hard tech companies and technical founders ... Having MWV in our corner has demystified the paths to growing our company and made significant and lasting positive impacts on our business.

Steve Yannone, CEO, CinderBio



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