Carillon Technologies, an Arlington, Va.-based startup that works with government organizations to adopt advanced commercial technology, closed an initial round of funding of undisclosed amount.
Investors include Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
Led by CEO Dr. John D. Evans, Carillon assists the U.S. Government and government contractors in accelerating the identification, adaption and deployment of advanced commercial technologies.
The company is a spinout of Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Invention Science Fund and launches with an initial portfolio of nearly 300 patents and patents-pending, including portions of IV’s metamaterials portfolio.
Before founding Carillon, Evans served as Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Vice President, Technology and Innovation, where, in addition to national security priorities, he was responsible for commercial areas such as autonomous systems and health care. He has served on the boards of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI).