Perspectives

  • A Unified Government-VC Approach to Crossing the Valleys of Death

    08.10.2020 In this white paper, Orin Hoffman, a Venture Partner at The Engine, proposes a new approach to help early-stage Tough Tech companies cross their most challenging valleys of death. As…

  • Perspectives in the time of COVID-19

    04.22.2020 When we set out to build The Engine a few years ago, we said that we were going to solve the world’s greatest problems with breakthrough technologies. For a venture…

  • On Growing Companies, Not Programs

    10.31.2019 On Growing Companies, Not Programs The Importance of Government-VC Collaboration to Launch and Grow Companies Critical to the US National Industrial Base Download the PDF whitepaper here. The Need for…

  • A Recipe for Innovation

    06.18.2019 Sometimes founders open a door, not just to a new and potentially transformative technology, but to an entire industrial sector. Adam Behrens, the CEO of Cambridge Crops, is one such founder.…

  • The Founder’s Paradox

    04.9.2019 What is it that makes a founder extraordinary? A previous job? A previous lab? Those things are not as important to me as that paradoxical world they inhabit known as…