Helping hardware startups grow

Our Mission

We provide hands-on technical and business consulting services to hard-tech entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions since 2016. In addition to access to state‐of‐the‐art equipment, software, and training, NextFab Ventures provides startups with seed capital, introductions to investors, contract manufacturers, and advisors.


Our Team

We are an experienced team of investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers focused on working with hard-tech startups and helping them close their first financing rounds

Dr. Brandi Baldwin


Walt Barger

Product Development Engineer

Matt Bell

Director of Product Development

Brad Flaugher


Nick Gallagher

Industrial Designer, Fabricator

Dr. Evan Malone

Founding Partner

Alex Numann

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Todor Raykov

Managing Director

Tony Sacksteder

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ruth Schanbacher

HR Consultant

Matt Starfield

Senior Electrical Engineer

David Wargo


NextFab Ventures operates an angel group comprised of high-net worth investors. Each member of the group makes their own investment determinations and is responsible for conducting their own due diligence. Investors interested in seeing the startups pitching to our group must meet SEC’s criteria for accredited investors, complete the membership application process, and present a referral from a current group member.