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Testimonials

DELIVER RESULTS

“We licensed over 220 technologies…capable of generating tens of millions of dollars in future revenue…enabled several startups, and eliminated a backlog of nearly 700 technologies.”

“The Acuity Edge team helped our office to evaluate and market hundreds of technologies as we revitalized the technology transfer office during my three-year commitment as Executive Director. We licensed over 220 technologies through 80 new agreements capable of generating tens of millions of dollars in future revenue, collected over $16 million in current revenue, enabled several startups, and eliminated a backlog of nearly 700 technologies. Joey [AE’s CEO] and his team played a key role in these accomplishments. Joey is a pleasure to work with! He is smart and insightful, and has an uncanny ability to explain complex matters in terms that are easy to understand. I highly recommend Joey and the Acuity Edge team to other organizations.”

MICHAEL POTERALA

Director (2007-2010), MSU Technologies

GET DEALS DONE

“We are impressed by the ability of Acuity Edge’s experienced team to understand complex technologies…and connect with the right contacts in industry to help get deals done.”

“I met Joey Holmes [AE’s CEO] in 2000 when I was a leader in the Intellectual Asset Management practice of Deloitte Consulting. Joey was instrumental in co-managing several of our Deloitte engagements for Fortune 500 companies and Public or Private Universities. Since joining MVC Capital in 2007, we have established an ongoing contractual relationship with Acuity Edge to provide due diligence and investment strategy services for our investment team and portfolio companies. AE’s staff have provided due diligence and expert advice on over $100M of our investment opportunities. We are impressed by the ability of AE’s experienced team to understand complex technologies, create summaries that are compelling to business professionals, determine the extent to which market opportunities truly exist, develop go-to-market strategies, and connect with the right contacts in industry to help get deals done. We consider AE a critical extension of our internal team and would highly recommend them to others.”

JAMES LYNCH

Managing Director, MVC Capital

CUSTOMER SERVICE

“Mr. Holmes [AE’s CEO]…instilled a strong sense of customer service and…was an invaluable source of knowledge and experience on all matters dealing with intellectual property and licensing.”

“The technology transfer skills, credentials, and past performance possessed by Acuity Edge was a primary driver for the accomplishments achieved by the Voxcela team on the contract [#NNG13CR42C] where AE served as a key subcontractor and strategic contributor. The team’s in-reach / outreach efforts led to the highest number of inventions ever harvested by our office in FY2014 and a subsequent dramatic increase in the number of license deals executed by our office in FY2015. In my experience, not only was Mr. Holmes [AE’s CEO] a skilled manager that instilled a strong sense of customer service and professionalism in those he managed; he was an invaluable source of knowledge and experience on all matters dealing with intellectual property and licensing.”

MANAGER

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

FOCUS & INTEGRITY

“AE’s team quickly understood our technologies, and helped investors appreciate the strength and market potential of our IP…the AE team would be of value to any investor or innovative firm.”

“I have experienced firsthand the high-quality strategy, due diligence, market research, valuation, and board advisory services that Acuity Edge provides to venture investors and their portfolio firms.  AE’s team quickly understood our carbon process and product technologies, and helped investors appreciate the strength and market potential of our intellectual property suite.  Confidence in AE’s valuation work supported several infusions of capital by multiple investors.  The industry experience, intellectual property acumen, business focus, and integrity of AE’s leadership and team would be of value to any investor or innovative firm.”

James Mennell

CEO, National Carbon Technologies

STRATEGIC PLANNING

“We have used Acuity Edge in a wide variety of ways. We enjoy working with AE, consider them to be an outstanding resource, and would highly recommend their services to others.”

“Our firm is known for the retractable roofs/fields and other kinetic architecture we have designed/installed/ maintained at sports stadiums where tenants include the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Astros. Acuity Edge has been an asset to our Uni-Systems team since 2006. We have used AE in a wide variety of ways – to explore the market potential for several new product ideas and partnership opportunities, to provide marketing training to our staff, for strategic planning as we have considered various partnerships and business ventures, and to develop award-winning marketing materials. We enjoy working with AE, consider them to be an outstanding resource, and would highly recommend their services to others.”

CYRIL SILBERMAN

Founder/CEO, Uni-systems

EXPERIENCED TEAM

“Having someone like AE to engage with is a necessity to deliver the services we need for faculty to have a greater chance for success in commercializing a diverse range of techs.”

“Joey [AE’s CEO] was one of the leaders of the team that revitalized our Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and our office has continued to work with him for over ten years. AE has a long-term relationship with us to provide technology screening, assessment, marketing, licensing, and training services. I have always been personally and professionally impressed with Joey, his experienced and diverse team, and the high-quality service they provide. Having someone like AE to engage with is a necessity to deliver the services we need for faculty to have a greater chance for success in commercializing a diverse range of techs. I consider Acuity Edge a leader in the technology management space and highly recommend them to other universities.”

LESLEY MILLAR-NICHOLSON

Director (2006-2016), Office of Technology Management,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Optimizing Value

“Based on a strong referral, we approached AE…for one of our target investments. I would recommend AE’s venture-support services to other angel, venture, and private-equity investors.”

“Based on a strong referral, we approached Acuity Edge to provide due diligence and market assessment services for one of our target investments.  They asked all the right questions, quickly understood the technology and project scope, and started work.  Their diligence report offered executive-level insights followed by lots of supporting market details.  More importantly, they recommended strategies for optimizing investment value.  I would recommend AE’s venture-support services to other angel, venture, and private-equity investors.”

Jordan levy

Principal, Sandton Capital Partners

COMMERCIALIZATION EXPERTS

“Acuity Edge exceeds the expectations of partners and clients…I would recommend AE to anyone requiring commercialization services, training, and strategic consulting assistance.”

“I have been particularly impressed by the successful innovation management practice Joey has built at Acuity Edge. AE exceeds the expectations of partners and clients. I am very pleased that Joey is able to share his expertise about commercialization with our graduate students as an adjunct professor in our engineering management program. I would recommend AE to anyone requiring commercialization services and training or strategic consulting assistance.”

JEFF GLASS

Director, Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University