Grant Engine principals are company builders first and last. Previous companies led by key principals have been built on grant funding. This experience is valuable primary experience as to how non-dilutive funding is best utilized to build equity value. The dynamic of winning grants is surely valuable. However, it carries dangers if those funds are not followed at some point by equity or tangible value in the form of a development deal, or revenue and profits.
The goal of Grant Engine is not to endlessly deliver grants for our clients. Rather, deliver necessary non-dilutive funding early in a company’s life cycle to secure significant equity or equity at a higher valuation. Grant Engine deeply understands this dynamic and is focused on realizing a non-dilutive funding strategy as a means to building value for its clients.
We are changing how companies win grants and contracts. Our approach was born from a successful pedigree of building life science and other companies. A key part of that is securing crucial funding in companies changing their fields. At our heart, we are company builders. We see non-dilutive funding as an important component to building companies, although it is not the sole dimension to funding a company.
Please see our recent About Grant Engine blog posts below, or see all of our blog posts at Grant Engine Blog.
Grant writing isn’t something just anyone can do, or more likely wants to do. It takes skill, tal-ent, and experience…put together in one package that makes a grant application more likely to succeed. When you’re considering working with a grant writer, you want to...read more
About twenty years ago, I worked at General Electric learning how to run a business and lead large and small companies. When I was a Corporate Auditor at General Electric at GE Medical Systems and other businesses we saw corners getting cut. Sometimes intentional. ...read more
My name is Sam Tetlow and I’m the founder and CEO of Grant Engine. It’s important to think about how Grant Engine got started. We were interested in a company that I had created about five years ago and we were looking at equity, we were looking at non-dilutive...read more
Both the principal investigator (PI) of a grant and the program official or officer (PO), who advises and monitors awarded grants, hold key roles. A strong relationship between the two is vital. SBIRs are crucially different than R01 and other academic grants in this...read more
How can you trust a partner to get up to speed on your technology and write a grant that is as good as, if not better than what you could do yourself? Securing non-dilutive funding with the help of a partner is an act of trust, but it should be one informed by a...read more