About Our Company
- Design Net is a self-funded RI S-Corporation that has evolved from
our founding in 1995 to become a key technology development partner for
multiple regional and international product development firms. Through
these relationships, we have developed and built dozens of products for
the consumer, medical and commercial marketplaces. Our portfolio
companies range from fortune 500 firms, to internally incubated
startups, to those who have been managed by the investment firms below.
Services for Investors
Advisory Roles and Product Implementation Consultations
- Startups push the limits of technology and our exposure to nearly 200
products annually gives us both experience and perspective. We evaluate
the business case and assess the technology as it applies to the
intended market. We work with investors and startup teams to help
identify gaps and then provide supplemental resources to fill those
gaps as needed.
- Anybody can file a patent, but our focus is on securing your
investment. Since we are investors too, we review IP in a more holistic
fashion that includes existing IP, new IP filed and competitive
positioning of all stakeholders to ensure that the resulting protection
makes your investment an acquisition target rather than a business to
simply copy. We then work with patent counsel to ensure that your IP is
optimized to protect your investment.
Medical Product Regulatory Path
- FDA Approval requires proof of compliance with the FDA product
development process. Startups are generally focused on their technology
and since we often prepare 510k FDA applications for our clients, we
will identify the path forward to prepare their product for submission
to the Agency. We have many templates for the required documents that
expedite the process while providing a comprehensive submission package.
Turnkey Development Team
- We work with many early stage companies and their investors to get
their products through the regulatory approval cycles and to market
quickly. Our rapid "agile" development process makes a minimum viable
product available at the earliest time possible, then continues to
evolve that product through release to your early adopters, and then to
the world. We love to work with great teams. Some teams engage us
just for design reviews, while others rely on us for turnkey
development efforts that go right to production.
We Are Looking for Great Companies
- We are passionate about creating great products and are always
looking to meet new companies and investors who feel the same way. If
you are an investor who is interested in making introductions on behalf
of portfolio companies, you are encouraged to contact us to set up a
meeting for a detailed overview of our approach and experience.