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We help entrepreneurial scientists to identify commercial opportunities, build teams and start their own companies.

OUR FOCUS

Building and investing in industry-shifting ventures at the convergence of the sciences.

We look for the very best scientific and industry STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) researchers who want to become entrepreneurs and build solutions that matter.
Our focus is not on commercialising existing IP or technology. We focus on mapping out opportunities, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and rapidly engineering solutions to take advantage of untapped global challenges.
We work in tight coalitions with industry, academia and investors to help our teams test prototypes and raise funding. We significantly reduce the technical and market risks associated with launching new ventures.

our focus

Building and investing in industry-shifting ventures at the convergence of the sciences.

We look for the very best scientific and industry STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) researchers who want to become entrepreneurs and build solutions that matter.
Our focus is not on commercialising existing IP or technology. We focus on mapping out opportunities, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and rapidly engineering solutions to take advantage of untapped global challenges.
We work in tight coalitions with industry, academia and investors to help our teams test prototypes and raise funding. We significantly reduce the technical and market risks associated with launching new ventures.

how it works

We help to identify the right opportunity.

Rather than trying to find applications of existing tech or IP, we focus on mapping out critical challenges and opportunities in specific sectors that have the potential for enormous impact but desperately need a new approach. 

We build multi-disciplinary world class teams.

We select scientists and engineers (80% with a PhD or a Post-doc) coming from academia, industry and startups with a range of technical know-how and expertise, all driven by the huge potential impact of starting a company.

We build multi-disciplinary world class teams.

We select scientists and engineers (80% with a PhD or a Post-doc) coming from academia, industry and startups with a range of technical know-how and expertise, all driven by the huge potential impact of starting a company.

We fund individuals through a monthly stipend. We fund companies through seed and pre-seed investment.

Monthly stipend

We support individuals that join us pre-team, pre-idea with an monthly stipend of £1,250-1,875 for the first 3-6 months whilst exploring ideas and building the team. 

Pre-seed and seed investment

Once an exciting and feasible opportunity has been identified, we invest £100k which is split as £50k for 10% and an additional £50k convertible if needed.
We also invest in teams/ventures that have formed outside of DSV (up to £150k alongside a wider round of complimentary investors). Please send the pitch deck to hello@dsv.io.

We provide office space, access to specialised labs and facilities, and sector-specific expertise.

While we don’t have our own labs jus yet, we work with a carefully selected network of partner organisations and have helped our teams to secure secured labs in Cambridge, Imperial, Paris and Glasgow – shooting things with guns and growing cell cultures.

We provide office space, access to specialised labs and facilities, and sector-specific expertise.

While we don’t have our own labs jus yet, we work with a carefully selected network of partner organisations and have helped our teams to secure secured labs in Cambridge, Imperial, Paris and Glasgow – shooting things with guns and growing cell cultures.