Our Mission

To the long shots, the unimaginable, and the unbelievable—your potential does not go unnoticed. It will not slip through the cracks. Your ideas have the power to grow into companies that will change the world.

Launched by MIT, The Engine bridges the gap between discovery and commercialization by empowering disruptive technologies with the long-term capital, knowledge, network connections, and the specialized equipment and labs they need to thrive.

Tough Tech companies have historically been underserved and underfunded, leaving many breakthrough inventions stuck inside the lab. This is why we focus exclusively on founders pioneering technology with the genuine ability to transform the planet.

Everything we do is in the service of our founders and their work.