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BAE Makes Big Bet On Small Companies: FAST Labs

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  May 21, 2019  |  Breaking Defense


BOSTON:  BAE Systems, the third-largest defense contractor in the world, is funding innovative small startups to get innovative technology quickly to its Defense Department customers. Through an initiative called FAST Labs, BAE is both providing seed capital directly to startups and funding a number of accelerators to widen the potential market.

The standard tactics include simply buying a smaller company to gain its technology or investing in a startup in order to control the direction of its research. Instead, BAE’s FAST Labs is attempting to serve as a middle man connecting startups with DoD customers and BAE’s various units. READ MORE...

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