Investment Criteria

We are currently seeking investment opportunities to bring Hawaii-based innovative technologies to commercial markets. Below is a summary checklist of our investment criteria. We welcome you to contact us if you think we’re a good fit for your business!


  • Headquartered and conducting most or all of its important business activity in Hawaii
  • Technology developed under grant funding, ideally in Hawaii


  • Proprietary intellectual property position secured through patent filing(s) or license agreement(s)
  • Working prototypes and performance data available


  • Champion / leader / CTO in place
  • Leadership committed to full-time effort

Commercial Potential

  • Validated market need of potential
  • Strong opportunity for early partnering
  • Time to market is ideally 24 months or less