Perspectives

  • Maximizing the Economic Benefits of the Endless Frontier Act

    05.6.2021 The Endless Frontier Act was unveiled in May 2020 to, “solidify the United States’ leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and commercialization of…

  • 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…