that the main limit to success of deep tech / Technology Transfer (TT) funds so far has been the broken process of transforming research into entrepreneurial ventures, and limited or no control on the process. This is the reason why Deep Blue Ventures has opted for a different operational model, similar to the one known as venture building, that we call the Deep Tech Factory Model.
The Deep Tech Factory Model, from the setup standpoint, is made up of two components, a deep tech venture capital fund (the financial component) and a deep tech startup factory (the industrial component).
Deep Blue Ventures will play the role of the deep tech venture capital fund, acting as a catalyst of the whole innovation process and investing when the target has substantially gone through the technology de-risking process. While the deep tech startup factory – that can be a private or public professional venture builder or even a corporate venturing unit – focuses on the TT broken process accelerating startups development.
Deep tech startup factories will therefore work as a source of deal flow for Deep Blue Ventures.
This model enables the sustainable development of deep technology businesses providing long term value by combining at best key strengths of financial and industrial domains.
The outcome are fully fledged, entrepreneurs-led companies.