The Engine

A home for Tough Tech founders building the next generation of world-changing companies.

How we help Tough Tech founders

  1. Long-term Capital

    The Engine Fund prioritizes breakthrough ideas over early returns by providing long-term capital to Tough Tech startups. Some companies need a longer timeframe in order to grow and make an impact.

  2. Labs & Equipment

    The Engine Room provides access to costly equipment and specialized labs, ensuring that Tough Tech founders have unrestricted access to resources to continue their work efficiently and economically.

  3. Entrepreneurial Know-How

    The Engine Program helps founders navigate the commercial world by providing them the entrepreneurial knowledge, expertise, inspiration, and guidance they need to succeed.

  4. Connections

    The Engine Network is made up of a community of industry, service, and academic partners working together to guide, advise, and expand the possibilities for the founders we support.

Where we invest

We invest in the unimaginable. The founders are working on scientific breakthroughs and converging technologies that hold the potential to change the future.

  1. Advanced Manufacturing

    Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Deep Software & AI

    Deep Software & AI
  3. Energy

    Energy
  4. Internet of Things

    Internet of Things
  5. Biotech & Life Sciences

    Biotech & Life Sciences
  6. Advanced Materials

    Advanced Materials
  7. Robotics

    Robotics
  8. Space

    Space
  9. Semiconductors

    Semiconductors
  10. Quantum Computing

    Quantum Computing
  11. Food & Agriculture

    Food & Agriculture
  12. and the intersection of other new technology

Are we looking for you?

Diverse founders who know they can build something unprecedented should contact The Engine. We’ll help your discoveries move from the lab to the real world.
Are you a founder? Apply to The Engine.