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'Start-up studio' Science helps entrepreneurs find a path to profitability

'Start-up studio' Science helps entrepreneurs find a path to profitability

Mike Jones hunts for small companies with "fantastically large" ambitions. Jones is chief executive and co-founder of Science Inc., a mash-up of venture capitalism, angel investing and business incubation. He calls his Santa Monica firm, founded in 2011, a "start-up studio" that distinguishes itself by investing more than money in young companies. Science Inc. fields fleets of experts in every aspect of operations — fundraising, marketing, app development, advertising, accounting — to hand-hold promising endeavors to profitability. "Our perspective was if we could build an incredibly supportive core team, we should be able to build strong,...

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