Unlocking the potential of technology commercialization

Bringing to life disruptive technology that deserves to be shared with humanity.

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Who We Are

Our Approach

Ikove is a venture development company founded to pursue early-stage investments with an emphasis on technology commercialization.

Through its proprietary Startup Nursery, in partnership with multiple U.S. research institutions, Ikove identifies and validates developing high-impact technologies, providing capital and commercialization resources to bridge the gap between R&D and VC funded rounds.

Revolutionary IP is left sitting on the shelves at leading universities

Upwards of 95% of patented university innovations go unfunded and never reach commercial market

Our Values

A Strong Team Stands on Strong Values

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Ikove’s Startup Nursery has built a strong team that provides the support necessary for these technologies to develop into successful startup companies that supports the startup team and helps de-risk the investment.

Ikove has also expanded internationally with a full fledged Nursery recently established in Brazil with initial fintech focus.

Collaboration

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We pride ourselves on working with people that want to forge ideas and innovation cultivated through collaboration.

Expertise

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The Ikove team is dedicated to building successful businesses and startups by bringing our expertise to drive true growth.

Experience

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Our team comprises leaders in academia, finance, and a range of industries; we’ve seen it all and built businesses in multiple market verticals.

Relationships

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We have established and continue to expand our network of investors, thought leaders and commercialization partners, with the benefit of their guidance, counsel and networks.

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together”

African Proverb

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Our Team

Our Remarkable Team

We pride ourselves on working with people that want to forge ideas and innovation cultivated through collaboration.

The Ikove team is dedicated to building successful businesses and startups by bringing our expertise, experience, and relationships to drive true growth.

Jack Karabees
Jack Karabees
Entrepreneur in Residence

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Roberto Lobato
Roberto Lobato
Financial Analyst

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Beth Filippi
Beth Filippi
Graphic Designer

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David Moritz
David Moritz
General Counsel / Managing Partner

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Kevin Pope
Kevin Pope
Entrepreneur in Residence

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Abe Joseph
Abe Joseph
Entrepreneur in Residence

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Joe Juratovac
Joe Juratovac
Entrepreneur in Residence

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Rodolfo Bellesi
Rodolfo Bellesi
Founder and Principal

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Angela Selimi
Angela Selimi
Senior Accountant

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Dr. Robert Lee
Dr. Robert Lee
Founder and CTO

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William Holmes
William Holmes
Chief Financial Officer

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John D’Orazio
John D’Orazio
Founder

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Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson
Director of Human Resources

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Flavio Lobato
Flavio Lobato
Founder and Principal

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Matt Adams
Matt Adams
Creative Director - Dot The i Creative

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We’re hiring!

If you're looking for an opportunity to grow, to be challenged, and to be part of a team of experts in the technology commercialization field, then Ikove may be the place for you. We work hard to surround ourselves with professionals who are more than just good at their job and have a desire to help shape our company. We need colleagues who will help us grow by thinking outside their job description. If you see yourself as a good fit for the Ikove team, we want to hear from you.

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