Allied Minds

Allied Minds plc is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in pre-seed, seed, start-up, and early stage technology investments. The firm prefers to invest across all products, services, and industries with a focus on the life science and technology sector including medical devices, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, big data, cyber security, communications, semiconductors, and food safety. It primarily invests in companies based in the United States, but depending on opportunities this could be expanded to a global network of partners and investments. The firm typically invests between $0.25 million and $1 million in seed investments and from $5 million to $10 million in Series A investments. The firm focuses on commercializing technologies from leading United States Universities and national labs. It seeks to take majority equity positions in its portfolio companies. The firm partners with universities to fund licensing deals and corporate spin-outs. It prefers to continue to invest alongside a syndicate for larger Series A and follow-on rounds. Allied Minds plc is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington; New York; New York and Washington, DC.

Omar Amirana

MD, Life Sciences

32 past transactions

Federated Wireless, Inc.

Series A in 2016
Federated Wireless, Inc. develops wireless broadband network management platforms that enable efficient and optimal shared use of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband. The company offers spectrum controller solutions for mobile operators, cable operators, broadband wireless access providers, managed service providers, and enterprises across industries. The company has a strategic partnership with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. Federated Wireless, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Communications, LLC. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
SciFluor Life Sciences is an Allied Minds funded company with a late-stage fluorination technology that improves drug properties such as metabolic stability, potency, bioavailability, and blood-brain-barrier penetration. The company's late-stage fluorination technology is licensed exclusively from Harvard University. SciFluor's technology enables end-stage or any-stage fluorination of a wide variety of organic compounds.

TableUp

Venture Round in 2018
TableUp, a Boston-based startup that provides loyalty and marketing solutions for the restaurant industry.

BridgeSat

Series A in 2017
BridgeSat is offering small form factor laser communication terminals at a reduced price compared to equivalent RF data throughput solutions. The company is also engaged with the space industry’s laser communication terminal manufacturers to ensure compatibility with the BridgeSat ground network.

Federated Wireless, Inc.

Series D in 2022
Federated Wireless, Inc. develops wireless broadband network management platforms that enable efficient and optimal shared use of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband. The company offers spectrum controller solutions for mobile operators, cable operators, broadband wireless access providers, managed service providers, and enterprises across industries. The company has a strategic partnership with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. Federated Wireless, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Communications, LLC. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Federated Wireless, Inc.

Series C in 2019
Federated Wireless, Inc. develops wireless broadband network management platforms that enable efficient and optimal shared use of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband. The company offers spectrum controller solutions for mobile operators, cable operators, broadband wireless access providers, managed service providers, and enterprises across industries. The company has a strategic partnership with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. Federated Wireless, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Communications, LLC. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Orbital Sidekick, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
Orbital Sidekick, Inc. provides Earth observation and analysis services, using hyperspectral imaging technology. The company offers small satellite constellation of hyperspectral capability. It captures narrow contiguous spectral bands, from visible light through infrared. The company caters to energy, oil and gas, mining, environmental monitoring, infrastructure, agriculture, and defense sectors. Orbital Sidekick, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

CryoXtract Instruments

Series A in 2011
Formed in 2008, CryoXtract Instruments, LLC is a privately held, well-funded, emerging company developing innovative biobanking solutions. The Company is the result of a partnership among Allied Minds, Inc. — a capital investment firm specializing in early-stage university business ventures —, Harvard University, and Northeastern University to develop and commercialize a unique robotic technology designed to extract multiple frozen aliquots from one vial of frozen biospecimen without thawing it.

HawkEye 360

Series A in 2016
HawkEye 360 is a data analytics company that develops space-based radio frequency mapping. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. Its products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government, and international entities. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

Spin Memory

Series A in 2012
Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc. was established by Allied Minds and New York University to develop and commercialize its orthogonal spin transfer magnetoresistive random access memory technology, OST-MRAM. The technology, discovered by Professor Andrew Kent, has enormous implications for the development of spin transfer MRAM devices, including faster switching times, lower power operation and scalability to smaller dimensions.
SciFluor Life Sciences is an Allied Minds funded company with a late-stage fluorination technology that improves drug properties such as metabolic stability, potency, bioavailability, and blood-brain-barrier penetration. The company's late-stage fluorination technology is licensed exclusively from Harvard University. SciFluor's technology enables end-stage or any-stage fluorination of a wide variety of organic compounds.

Precision Biopsy, LLC

Series B in 2015
Precision Biopsy, LLC develops a prostate biopsy system that uses light to classify tissue during biopsy procedures. The company develops a medical device platform to provide real-time identification of normal prostate tissue, optimize diagnosis, and minimize unnecessary tissue coring, pathology costs, and patient anxiety. It commercializes its technology with a focus on classifying tissue during prostate biopsies, as well as kidney, liver, and breast biopsies. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

BridgeSat

Seed Round in 2015
BridgeSat is offering small form factor laser communication terminals at a reduced price compared to equivalent RF data throughput solutions. The company is also engaged with the space industry’s laser communication terminal manufacturers to ensure compatibility with the BridgeSat ground network.

Orbital Sidekick, Inc.

Funding Round in 2021
Orbital Sidekick, Inc. provides Earth observation and analysis services, using hyperspectral imaging technology. The company offers small satellite constellation of hyperspectral capability. It captures narrow contiguous spectral bands, from visible light through infrared. The company caters to energy, oil and gas, mining, environmental monitoring, infrastructure, agriculture, and defense sectors. Orbital Sidekick, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

HawkEye 360

Series B in 2019
HawkEye 360 is a data analytics company that develops space-based radio frequency mapping. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. Its products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government, and international entities. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

Signature Medical

Series A in 2017
Signature Medical is a digital healthcare company offering innovative solutions focused on value-based healthcare initially focused on heart failure. It is dedicated to improving outcomes while reducing costs in high-value, large underserved markets using proprietary cloud-based and wearable technology.

QuayChain

Pre Seed Round in 2018
QuayChain, Inc. builds CBRS-enabled connected digital infrastructure in multi-user industrial locations to create smart industrial hubs. Its smart industrial hubs serve as connectors that enable digital supply chain in multi-user industrial hubs. The company provides an IoT platform for applications and data-driven solutions for those who service and rely on the global supply chain. It serves ports, airports, public agencies, utilities, rail yards, landlords, multi-modal hubs, and intermediaries, as well as customers in public safety, banking, business and industry, insurance, and transportation sectors. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

BridgeSat

Series B in 2018
BridgeSat is offering small form factor laser communication terminals at a reduced price compared to equivalent RF data throughput solutions. The company is also engaged with the space industry’s laser communication terminal manufacturers to ensure compatibility with the BridgeSat ground network.

Optio Labs

Series A in 2014
The advent of mobile computing is revolutionizing the existing IT paradigm, but not without introducing a new breed of difficult problems for government, healthcare, and the corporate enterprise to consider, manage, and remediate. Optio Labs, LLC has been established by Allied Minds to create transformative mobile technologies that solve these difficult problems.
GuardKnox is a provider of comprehensive hardware and software cyber-secure high-performance platform for the automotive industry. It protects the users of the connected vehicles against threats that can endanger their physical safety and the safety of their personal information. GuardKnox’s team brings over two decades of experience in providing hardware and software-based cyber security solutions to Israeli Air Force systems. The team shares the core values of the Israeli Air Force and is committed to supplying solutions which protect the automotive industry from the most critical cyber threats. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Israel.

SoundCure

Venture Round in 2011
SoundCure is focused on developing and commercializing a novel acoustic therapy for the treatment and suppression of tinnitus (ringing in the ear). The company will partner with audiologists, MD's and patient advocacy groups, and leverage innovative web-based technologies to treat patients and provide tinnitus solutions. Tinnitus is a debilitating disease that affects an estimated 262 million people worldwide. It is believed that over 17% of the general population suffers from tinnitus and based on a recent report from the Department of Veterans Affairs, tinnitus is now the #1 disability affecting returning troops. While tinnitus can affect anyone, it is more common with increasing age and occurs at higher rates with individuals who work in noisy environments. SoundCure was formed by Allied Minds based on technology first pioneered by researchers at UC Irvine who discovered a relation between certain tonal algorithms and specific therapeutic effects.

QuayChain

Pre Seed Round in 2019
QuayChain, Inc. builds CBRS-enabled connected digital infrastructure in multi-user industrial locations to create smart industrial hubs. Its smart industrial hubs serve as connectors that enable digital supply chain in multi-user industrial hubs. The company provides an IoT platform for applications and data-driven solutions for those who service and rely on the global supply chain. It serves ports, airports, public agencies, utilities, rail yards, landlords, multi-modal hubs, and intermediaries, as well as customers in public safety, banking, business and industry, insurance, and transportation sectors. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

Precision Biopsy, LLC

Series A in 2011
Precision Biopsy, LLC develops a prostate biopsy system that uses light to classify tissue during biopsy procedures. The company develops a medical device platform to provide real-time identification of normal prostate tissue, optimize diagnosis, and minimize unnecessary tissue coring, pathology costs, and patient anxiety. It commercializes its technology with a focus on classifying tissue during prostate biopsies, as well as kidney, liver, and breast biopsies. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.

Strongarm

Seed Round in 2014
Strongarm is the simple and affordable way to automatically stop attacks from damaging your business. Our automated malware protection safeguards your organization while minimizing complexity. Strongarm empowers SMBs to respond to and protect against cyber threats, in real time, including those that slip past firewalls and antivirus protections.

Biotectix

Venture Round in 2010
Biotectix, LLC develops and commercializes bioactive conductive polymer electrodes and coatings for electrodes used in medical devices. Its products are used in various medical devices, including pacemakers, cortical probes, cochlear implants, glucose sensors, and deep brain stimulators. The company offers its products to medical device manufacturers. Biotectix, LLC was founded in 2007 and is based in Quincy, Massachusetts.

HawkEye 360

Series A in 2018
HawkEye 360 is a data analytics company that develops space-based radio frequency mapping. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. Its products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government, and international entities. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

RF Biocidics, Inc.

Venture Round in 2011
RF Biocidics is a fast-growing company providing an environmentally friendly, chemical-free alternative for disinfection (pasteurization) and disinfestation of food and other products. This novel, organic technology was originally developed at the University of California, Davis and has a broad range of potential applications, including food safety, agriculture, import/export compliance, wood and waste water treatment. RF Biocidics designs, develops and operates radio frequency systems on behalf of its worldwide customers. RF Biocidics, Inc. (RFB) is a treatment company focused on making food safer for consumers by eliminating the pests and pathogens commonly found in unprocessed commodities. RFB’s staff of dedicated chemists, biologists, microbiologists and engineers provides our customers with the best chemical free and environmentally friendly treatment options and services available in the industry. RF Biocidics is an Allied Minds company headquartered in California.

HawkEye 360

Seed Round in 2015
HawkEye 360 is a data analytics company that develops space-based radio frequency mapping. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate a broad set of RF signals. Its products include maritime domain awareness and spectrum mapping and monitoring; our customers include a wide range of commercial, government, and international entities. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

Spark Insights

Seed Round in 2019
Spark Insights design and develops software solutions for insurance industry. Its software offers risk assessment, underwriting, and claims automation solutions. The company’s software uses big data, advanced modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies. Spark Insights was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Federated Wireless, Inc.

Series C in 2020
Federated Wireless, Inc. develops wireless broadband network management platforms that enable efficient and optimal shared use of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband. The company offers spectrum controller solutions for mobile operators, cable operators, broadband wireless access providers, managed service providers, and enterprises across industries. The company has a strategic partnership with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. Federated Wireless, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Communications, LLC. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Federated Wireless, Inc.

Series A in 2014
Federated Wireless, Inc. develops wireless broadband network management platforms that enable efficient and optimal shared use of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband. The company offers spectrum controller solutions for mobile operators, cable operators, broadband wireless access providers, managed service providers, and enterprises across industries. The company has a strategic partnership with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. Federated Wireless, Inc. was formerly known as Allied Communications, LLC. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Spin Memory

Private Equity Round in 2014
Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc. was established by Allied Minds and New York University to develop and commercialize its orthogonal spin transfer magnetoresistive random access memory technology, OST-MRAM. The technology, discovered by Professor Andrew Kent, has enormous implications for the development of spin transfer MRAM devices, including faster switching times, lower power operation and scalability to smaller dimensions.