New York, 14 December 2018
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio (MCVS), a platform launched by Macquarie Capital and R/GA Ventures to drive innovation at the intersection of infrastructure and technology, today announced the addition of three companies – FreeWire Technologies, Mission Secure, Inc. (MSi) and T-REX Group, Inc. Each of these companies significantly increases efficiency, sustainability and efficacy across infrastructure and real assets. As part of MCVS, Macquarie Capital and R/GA will work with each business to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of their technologies.
MCVS will also leverage Macquarie Capital’s network for pilot projects, deployment opportunities and future investment. R/GA will develop and execute a product and brand assessment for each company and prepare them for future milestones, including pitching and business development.
The three additions to the studio named today include:
“We are excited to support FreeWire, MSi and T-REX with financial capital, access to our vast industry and investor network and specialist knowledge,” said Larry Handen, Head of Principal and Private Markets, Americas, Europe and Asia at Macquarie Capital. “Through the Venture Studio, we seek to unlock the disruptive potential of early stage companies to help our clients improve operations and grow their businesses through new solutions.”
The three companies named today comprise the second module of MCVS. Companies selected in the first module were Sunfolding (redesigned solar axis trackers), Zero Mass Water, Inc. (producing water from sunlight and air) and Hangar, Inc. (software platform for drone inspection). MCVS will complete its final module by selecting three final companies which will be announced in the first quarter of 2019.