Invention Capital Associates

Welcome to Invention Capital Associates

About Us

Our team

We are an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are passionate about the value and importance of intellectual property.

Our history

Our founders are veterans of the innovation life cycle, advising on over $500m of invested capital and $1bn of licensing revenues in the last decade.  Our experience is in identifying, financing and protecting intellectual property, and in realising the value of what lies beneath the balance sheet.

Our mission

Our mission is to generate significant business and financial impact for our clients from their intangible assets, and in doing so materially change outcomes for investors, inventors and management.

What We Do


Growth and Competitive Strategy

We help you leverage your intangible assets to drive revenues and earnings.


Monetisation of Valuable Intellectual Property

We identify and execute the most appropriate strategy to finance or monetise your IP.


Due Diligence and Restructuring of Innovative Companies

We clarify the realisable value of intangible assets and where necessary recover it.

How We do it


Deep Bench

With backgrounds in investment banking, strategy consulting, law and scientific research our team brings a lot to the table.  Our back up includes hundreds of technical experts and one of the most experienced outsource partners in India.


Data Driven and Experiential Research

Deep Learning tools that cut the cost of effective due diligence and filter out the noise.  Human experience built over hundreds of projects in multiple industries and geographies.


Focus on Measurable Outcomes

Science projects are not our business.  Generating real monetary value from our engagements is.  We think like business people and investors.  Our work product and outcomes reflects this.

Who we are

Dr. Chris Donegan: London

20 years experience, Accenture, UBS Warburg, BSc. Ph.D Ranked by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the worlds top IP strategists.  CoFounder of disruptive start ups in Financial Services and Life Sciences, investor in multiple sectors including Media and Entertainment, Big Data and Professional Services.

Matthew Vella: Newport Beach

20 years experience, Nortel, Acacia Research, BEng. JD Ranked by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the worlds top IP strategists.  Heads data analytics and patent valuation teams.  Will lead our patent monetisation practice from July 2017.

Johanna Dwyer: Boston

20 years experience, Blackberry, Saudi Aramco, BEng. MSc. MBA MIT Sloan Fellow, Ranked by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the worlds top IP strategists.  Prolific inventor with 145 worldwide granted patents and 351 worldwide patents pending. Expert in innovation ecosystems and open innovation.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

There is no substitute for coffee and conversation...

Invention Capital Associates

89 New Bond Street, London W1S 1DA

International Offices

Boston, Newport Beach, San Diego, Silicon Valley


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