Focus

FTL finances big ideas in biotechnology, energy, and space & technology infrastructure.  Our goal is to enable the companies that will massively improve the human condition.

Big ideas often require big money.  We focus on companies with significant capital requirements—typically from $50 million on up.  The sky’s the limit.

We understand that raising $2 billion is not simply a bigger version of raising $2 million.  It requires people who can structure the large capital requirements needed to meet the needs of capital-intensive businesses. Getting it right enables your business, and means more money for your company with less dilution to shareholders.

Biotech

We sponsor biotechnology companies developing new therapeutics, devices, or diagnostics that are completing Phase II or just starting Phase III clinical trials—with a focus on mitigating FDA regulatory approval risk.

Energy

FTL’s team has unique experience in the financing of breakthrough energy projects, ranging from the largest capital programs of two super-major oil producers to one of the most disruptive new sources of energy on the horizon today. Our experience spans traditional energy projects like coal, oil & gas, and nuclear, to alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal, to the bleeding edge of new energy sources like fusion and zero-point energy.

Space & Technology Infrastructure

FTL’s industrial technology focus builds upon a deep expertise in aerospace and information technology (telecommunications, software, & robotics). FTL’s professionals created the financing foundation for today’s satellite launch business, co-founded the first private space launch company, and invented new rocket propulsion technology.  If your company is developing something that would fit on the Starship Enterprise, we want to speak with you.

While FTL is clearly focused on pushing technology boundaries, we do not finance early stage companies seeking Seed or Series A venture capital. But we hope we can help guide you toward the people who can, and help you when you are ready for the next steps.