We create, incubate and commercialize impactful inventions. Led by avid inventor and technology leader Nathan Myhrvold, IV has created more than a dozen companies with the power to transform industries. At the edge of technological advances to serve global markets, we work with the world’s top inventors to push innovation forward.
As the global leader in the business of invention, we’re proud to foster a culture that prizes bold ideas and relentless curiosity. We’re a community of self-motivated, talented individuals with a passion for invention. Driven by meaningful and rewarding work, people are the foundation of our business. We thrive on innovation and seek creative approaches to solving tough problems. We empower continuous learning and inspire each other to develop and grow. Because we have the freedom to take risks and pursue new ideas, we drive outstanding results. Always evolving, never complacent, we can’t stop the pursuit of discovery. That’s what charges us—the power of our community and the boundless energy and impact of invention.
Learn more about who we are: https://www.intellectualventures.com/who-we-are
Learn more about what we do: https://www.intellectualventures.com/what-we-do
Learn more about our leadership team: https://www.intellectualventures.com/who-we-are/leadership
Ready to Make an Impact?
At Intellectual Ventures we believe ideas are valuable, and so are the people who generate them. Our people impact invention through groundbreaking research and partnerships, from investigating applications for our most ambitious inventions, to spinning out new companies that create and commercialize transformative technologies. That’s the essence of Impact Invention—our belief that we can change the world through the power of invention—and we’re looking for people who share our passion for world-changing ideas.
Invention Investment Fund
Invention Investment Fund (IIF) manages one of the world's largest patent portfolios. Through licensing, strategic partnerships, and patent sales, we provide companies access to thousands of inventions sourced from independent inventors, universities, startups, small-and-medium sized businesses, and Fortune 500 firms – all while generating a return for our investors.
Invention Science Fund
The Invention Science Fund (ISF) is built around our simple belief that there is a better way to invent and commercialize the next generation of technology. Taking ideas born out of our Invention Sessions – interdisciplinary brainstorms with some of the world’s top inventors – and bringing in talent entrepreneurs to turn those ideas into high-growth, disruptive companies, our impact is seen in the numerous spinout companies we have launched.
Deep Science Fund
The Deep Science Fund investigates applications for our most ambitious inventions and ideas in areas such as advanced chemistry, the physical sciences, and biomedical devices. Our team partners with prominent technical experts to commercialize ideas from the world’s most prolific inventors.
The Corporate Communications team develops the tools we need to tell our story effectively. They support internal and external communications for the entire company.
The Finance organization manages all of IV’s financial activities. They are an important strategic partner to all parts of the business and have the challenging task of managing a detail-oriented discipline inside an innovative, rapidly changing company.
Human Resources is responsible for recruiting the most talented people, helping them develop new skills and supporting them throughout their careers.
The Legal team provides legal support to diverse business groups across all of IV.
Systems and Technology Group
The Systems and Technology Group (STG) operates as IV's internal technology partner, enabling the business to quickly and sustainably anticipate, analyze, and respond to market opportunities and challenges.
From idea generation and prototyping to the development of commercial devices, IV Lab is also where our new spinout companies emerge and where our most impactful inventions to date have been born. Our scientists, physicists, and engineers who call IV Lab home collaborate with peers across a variety of disciplines to take invention out of the lab and into the marketplace.