Articles

Safety versus innovation: It’s time for a rebalancing

The air transportation industry has for years toyed with radical new designs but in the end has always stuck with the familiar tube-and-wing approach in the face of FAA’s safety standards. Mislav Tolusic of the venture capital firm Marlinspike argues that accepting more risk will spark needed innovation.

July 14th, 2023
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Bloomberg: Newly Rich Defense Tech Titans Seek Fresh Fortunes in Ukraine

Marlinspike's, Chip Walter offers his opinion on the impact of new tech beyond Ukraine.

June 12th, 2023
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Charles Carmakal Joins Marlinspike Partners

Charles is a one of the world's pre-eminent cybersecurity experts. He is currently CTO for Mandiant Consulting, where he oversees a team of incidence responders, analysts, and consultants that have helped thousands of organizations respond to complex security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments and organized criminals.

April 18th, 2023
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DoD has to change how it buys weapons

The size of the theater, number of troops and technologies used in the Ukraine conflict are markedly different from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 13th, 2022
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It’s time for new incentives

If we are to meet the innovation goals of the NDS, we must incentivize the primes to move beyond the short-term partnership model and encourage them to form more holistic relationships with promising early-stage companies, including investment into operating businesses

January 12th, 2023
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Why DOD Should Get Out of R&D Business

Mislav discusses ways the government can tap into the innovation currently being funded by venture capital.

January 12th, 2023
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Marlinspike Debut For VC Growth Investments In Defense

Marlinspike eyes intersection of government, industry, with debut fund.

July 8th, 2022
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Most interesting first time funds

Marlinspike highlighted as one of the most interesting first time funds.

June 17th, 2022
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Podcasts

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Space Investing

Marlinspike's Nick Snoad provides insightful comments and his thoughts on key considerations a VC considers when investing.

May 7th, 2023
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Military Defense and Intelligence with Chip Walter

Chip discuss the roles of the Prime contractors in defense and intelligence, the process of trying to sell weapons to the Department of Defense, and a common mistake startups should avoid.

December 6th, 2022
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Applying Military Training to Raising Funds

Neil discusses how he and his partners apply their previous military training to push for success

February 14th, 2023
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Videos

Military Defense and Intelligence with Chip Walter

Chip discuss the roles of the Prime contractors in defense and intelligence, the process of trying to sell weapons to the Department of Defense, and a common mistake startups should avoid.

December 6th, 2022
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Articles

DoD has to change how it buys weapons

The size of the theater, number of troops and technologies used in the Ukraine conflict are markedly different from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 13th, 2022
right-chev
It’s time for new incentives

If we are to meet the innovation goals of the NDS, we must incentivize the primes to move beyond the short-term partnership model and encourage them to form more holistic relationships with promising early-stage companies, including investment into operating businesses

January 12th, 2023
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Why DOD Should Get Out of R&D Business

Mislav discusses ways the government can tap into the innovation currently being funded by venture capital.

January 12th, 2023
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Marlinspike Debut For VC Growth Investments In Defense

Marlinspike eyes intersection of government, industry, with debut fund.

July 8th, 2022
right-chev
Most interesting first time funds

Marlinspike highlighted as one of the most interesting first time funds.

June 17th, 2022
right-chev

Podcasts

Military Defense and Intelligence with Chip Walter

Chip discuss the roles of the Prime contractors in defense and intelligence, the process of trying to sell weapons to the Department of Defense, and a common mistake startups should avoid.

December 6th, 2022
right-chev
Applying Military Training to Raising Funds

Neil discusses how he and his partners apply their previous military training to push for success

February 14th, 2023
right-chev

Videos

Military Defense and Intelligence with Chip Walter

Chip discuss the roles of the Prime contractors in defense and intelligence, the process of trying to sell weapons to the Department of Defense, and a common mistake startups should avoid.

December 6th, 2022
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