Articles

What can Meta teach us about the future of aerospace and defense?

In October 2021, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook would change its name to Meta and committed to investing $10 billion into R&D over the next 12 months into the metaverse...

May 22nd, 2024
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Top Venture Capitalists in Tech: Neil Keegan

As the tech industry continues to evolve and innovate, venture capitalists play a crucial role in driving growth and shaping the future of technology. We would like to hear from these influential figures to uncover their insights, strategies, and predictions for the tech landscape. We had the pleasure of interviewing Neil Keegan.

June 4th, 2024
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Five Questions with Marlinspike’s CSP Intern Jake Weber

Today is SkillBrigde Intern Jake Weber's last day at Marlinspike. We asked him a few questions on the way out...

May 7th, 2024
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Aerospace is taking flight—investors should pay attention

Venture investing in aerospace and defense presents a unique generational opportunity, allowing investors to capitalize on three interconnected macro mega-trends...

April 1st, 2024
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Thalidomide, GPS, and safety: At what point does excessive regulation lose its purpose?

The jury is still out on whether Congress will regulate artificial intelligence (AI)...

April 11th, 2024
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Solving the DoD’s “hot capacity” problem

Our defense industrial base has a problem with hot capacity—the capability to rapidly produce needed military equipment, such as weapons systems or vehicles, in response to fluctuating demands or urgent requirements.

March 6th, 2024
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The 21st Century Offset

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For decades, Silicon Valley, the symbolic heart of venture capital, has driven commercial innovation...

February 29th, 2024
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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

From SpaceX to Palantir: Navigating the World of Dual-Use Technology Investments

In this episode, Neil Keegan, founder of Marlinspike, shares his journey from being a Naval officer to establishing a venture capital firm focused on aerospace and defense technology.

June 5th, 2024
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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

AoD Podcast: Private-Public Partnerships Are the Future of Defense Innovation

Neil Keegan, co-managing partner and CEO of Marlinspike, a DC-based venture capital firm, joins Hudson Institute's Marshall Kosloff to give a glimpse into the private sector side of defense innovation and marketplace challenges...

April 3rd, 2024
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Investing in Advanced Technologies that Matter

In this episode, we engaged in a conversation with Mislav Tolusic, Co-Founder and CIO of Marlinspike that focuses on four core industries: Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics, Autonomy & Robotics, Aerospace, and Cyber Security.

May 3rd, 2024
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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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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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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
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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

From SpaceX to Palantir: Navigating the World of Dual-Use Technology Investments

In this episode, Neil Keegan, founder of Marlinspike, shares his journey from being a Naval officer to establishing a venture capital firm focused on aerospace and defense technology.

June 5th, 2024
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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

Investing in Advanced Technologies that Matter

In this episode, we engaged in a conversation with Mislav Tolusic, Co-Founder and CIO of Marlinspike that focuses on four core industries: Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics, Autonomy & Robotics, Aerospace, and Cyber Security.

May 3rd, 2024
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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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