Our Values

Our founders’ stories

Aranza

Aranza joined DSV as a Co-Founder. Although her original venture was found to have intractable problems, she subsequently joined Ryan, who was also at DSV as a Founding Analyst, to found Parallel Carbon. Despite operating fully remotely, and also becoming a mother in the same month she incorporated, they recently placed Top 60 in the X-Prize for Carbon Removal.
DSV's culture is unique in many ways. Founders' work-life balance has a special importance within the structure. This allowed me to fulfil my 2 greatest dreams within the same month: founding my own company and becoming a mum. Other places could consider motherhood as a liability or a problem, but DSV embraces the possibilities it could really bring to the table.

Gael

Gael joined DSV as a Founding Analyst, with no specific ideas, IP or team members. He left having built both a direct air capture company and a green hydrogen company, which in less than 12 months, together had secured £700k in funding and 5 additional team members, and received multiple offers of investment, all before he’d left DSV. These companies have now secured £20m in funding.
The task, to develop optimal technological solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The ideal outcome, to found multiple companies in the climate sector. An outcome that seemed almost impossible

Murat

Murat joined as founder in our founding cohort. You could call him a "founding founder". The way he built Antiverse served as an example around which we designed some of DSV's core methodologies. He started with an extremely ambitious outcome, and conducted expert interviews, ignoring their specific opinions about feasibility but focusing ruthlessly on uncovering the true constraints that underlaid those opinions. Today, Antiverse's technology represents the cutting edge in in silico antibody design.
The DSV team is there for the long run, and that is the type of support biotech and deep tech companies need. The growing DSV network has been a significant driving force behind our success. I can wholeheartedly recommend it to all entrepreneurs.

Available opportunities

Co-Founder in Residence, Decarbonising Manufacturing Industries Platform

Climate

Advisory Panel: Reforming Agro-Industrial Nitrogen-based Fertilizers

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VP Engineering - Modjoule

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Co-Founder in Residence, Underground In-Situ Nickel Extraction(Open Application)

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Advisory Panel: Venture Creation in Agriculture

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Advisory Panel: Bioprocessing to Transform Monoculture Systems

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Founder in Residence, Bioprocessing to Transform Monoculture Systems

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Founder in Residence, Towards Zero Toxicity (Open Application)

Climate

Founder in Residence, Zero-Emissions Packaging (Open Application)

Climate

Founder in Residence, Zero-emissions Industrial Plastics (Open Application)

Climate

Founder in Residence, Avoid emissions from end-of-life plastic(Open Application)

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Co-Founder in Residence, Therapeutics for Paediatric Cancer (Open Application)

Pharmaceuticals

Co-Founder, next generation therapeutics for Parkinson's (Open Application)

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Co-Founder in Residence, Avoid water scarcity in industry (Open Application)

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Co-Founder in Residence, Zero Emission Steel (Open Application)

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, secure and scalable CO2 storage (Open Application)

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, Enabling CO2 capture processes (Open Application)

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, CO2 conversion & ex-situ storage (Open Application)

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Founder in Residence, Next Generation Therapeutics for Parkinson's

Pharmaceuticals

Co-Founder - OligoTune: Improving responses to immunotherapy

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Co-Founder in Residence, AI/ML Expert Transforming Crop Improvement

Agriculture

Co-Founder In Residence, Methane Removal from Air (Open Application)

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, Avert Methane Emissions from Biomass (Open Application)

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Co-Founder in Residence, Commercialising Accelerated Crop Breeding Biotech

Agriculture

Engineering Venture Partner

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, Accelerating Crop Lifecycle to Boost Farm Productivity

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Manager, Procurement and Offtake Origination - DevCo-as-a-Service

Climate

Manager, Engineering Delivery Operations - DevCo-as-a-Service

Climate

Technical Manager, Process Engineering - DevCo-as-a-Service

Climate

Project Manager, DevCo-as-a-Service

Climate

Associate, New Venture Creation in Curative Therapeutics (Open Application)

Pharmaceuticals

Co-Founder in Residence, Local Long Duration Energy Storage (Open Application)

Climate

Co-Founder in Residence, Decarbonising Industrial Process Heat

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Head of Philanthropy, The Venture Science Doctorate

Venture Science Doctorate

Associate, New Venture Creation in Agriculture (Open Application)

Agriculture

Venture Science Doctorate: a 3-year, fully-funded, NEW PhD program

Venture Science Doctorate

Co-Founder in Residence, Regenerative Soil & Land Restoration (Open Application)

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Associate, New Venture Creation in Climate (Open Application)

Climate