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Our new Managing Director of Science Studios, James Hicks

If you’ve followed Science Inc. long enough, we’re sure you’ve had the pleasure of meeting or chatting with James Hicks.

With us for nearly a decade, first as an Asset Manager and then a Principal at Science Incubation, James has lived and breathed Science Inc., in all its iterations and forms since our inception, offering guidance and support services to early-stage startups.

Even more impressively, with his specialty in data-driven early-stage growth, James has sourced and directly incubated over 15 companies across e-commerce, marketplaces, and mobile that have gone on to raise more than $100M in external Venture Capital in his nine years at Science.

Because of his dedication to and success in managing cohorts of companies and growth teams — and his affable and warm persona — that we are thrilled and honored to welcome him into his new role as Managing Director of Science Studios.

James’ new role is exciting as we continue to grow our Studio model, connecting strong early-stage founders and ideas with funding, while also expanding into the late-stage markets through our SPAC.

With years of venture capital experience, a discerning eye for disruptive brands, and advocating for founders, James will be responsible for creating and aligning on paths to funding, allocating growth team resources, advising on partner involvement, and championing strategy by observing market demands.

These new responsibilities will accordingly help Science work with the best companies possible and decrease the time from studio term sheet to market validation and to Science or external funding.

The Science Inc. studio has focused on mobile, marketplaces, and select e-commerce investments — including PlayVS and Liquid Death. We take a hands-on (currently remote due to the pandemic) approach that lets us guide founders toward long-term success.

Please help us welcome James, we’re looking forward to many of his successes in the future.

If you’re a startup, feel free to get in touch directly with James at



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