Working alongside science founders when transitioning from academia to market

We come onboard as founding partners to help you

define the team, spinout terms, business proposition
avoid expensive mistakes 
launch with strong foundations

What we do

We build with you

From incorporation to launch, defining the proposition, the market, securing the first client.

In exchange for equity.

We invest in you

The company is now ready to go and we are confident that you are the right person to guide it. This is when we put our FIRST CHECK syndicate at work.

Hear it from our founders

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“There was a moment when you guys were the only team” Meet Liviu

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“In sciences accelerators don't work, you tailor your support” Meet Graeham

Real problems to us


Our time on earth should not be a luxury reserved to those who can afford it. We work with scientists at the convergence of engineering and biology to secure and extend access to this right for all.


Every aspect of our livelihood is due to be rethought, from the way we build to the way we dispose. We are turning corporate green ambitions into reality. Not doing more, just better.


With the erosion of hard fought civil rights, our ventures aim to work alongside visionary governments on rebalancing the negative incentives of market economics.


What are you working on?

Tell us more about you and your research, set up a 1:1  session


What founders do you work with?

We support entrepreneurial scientists looking to fix massive global problems including in health, climate and security. We get involved at inception. Here are the first things we look for in our ventures:

  1. The founders: what motivates you?
  2. The science and technology: is it proven? how defensible is it?
  3. The need: is it a problem worth solving and who is going to pay for it? Can it drive impact at scale?

Do you have a regional focus?

We are based in London with a focus on science talent from leading research hubs across Europe.

Do you have standard terms?

We build with you in 100% alignment. Rule of thumb, we usually get vested in the region of two and five percent depending on the stage of the venture and the milestones that we are looking to achieve. Once you are market ready, we then invest alongside relevant investors through First Check.

What support do you provide?

All the necessary support to get you market and investment ready supplemented by Wilbe's trusted circle of experts across industry, academia and investment, globally. This is how we typically work with our founders:

  1. venture building
    prior to onboarding we agree on a roadmap of activities that will get you to your first inflection point: typically investment.
  2. expert community
    we have 100+ domain Wilbe experts in our community all to deliver impact and scale to our ventures.
  3. sprints
    sit down every week to measure progress and set next set of goals.
  4. team channel
    in between sprints, day-to-day communications is online through a dedicated team channel.
  5. on-tap
    we jump on impromptu calls at all odd hours to advise on emergencies or to validate new ideas.

How long are you involved for?

We are hands-on from incorporation until the company achieves its first inflection point: typically investment and your first few customers. That said it is in our interest to continue helping you source growth opportunities and share our experience in solving management hurdles.

Do you invest?

Yes. Once the company is investible and we are confident that you are the right person to guide it, we put our First Check syndicate at work.

I think we are a match, what next?

Grand! Please tell us more here and we will reach out to arrange a call or a coffee.