Joseph DeSimone

Joseph DeSimone

Joseph M. DeSimone is an American chemical engineer, and the 2008 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson–MIT Prize. He is the Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC.

Blue Current

Blue Current Logo

Blue Current is a well-funded early-stage battery materials company based on technology out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UNC Chapel Hill. We are developing a new class of inherently safe lithium-ion batteries...

UNC Creator Space

UNC Maker Space

The Carolina CreatorSpaces Network, conceived as a hub and spokes model, connects facilities where ideas come to life in tangible form across various disciplines on campus. A new CreatorSpaces Hub in Applied Physical Sciences will be built in 2015 on the first floor of Murray Hall with adjacent Department laboratory space, to connect other already existing facilities as well as expanding activities in the network.

Carbon 3D

Carbon 3D Printing

Carbon3D brings an innovative approach to polymer-based 3D printing that promises to advance the industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing. The new Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology, CLIP, harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin instead of printing them layer-by-layer. The technology was introduced to the scientific community as the cover story in the journal Science. Carbon3D's CLIP technology raises the state-of-the-art in 3D printing...

DeSimone Awarded First Kabiller Prize

Kabiller Prize to DeSimone

Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology, IIN, announced on September 30th that chemist Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina is the recipient of the inaugural Kabiller Prize.

Non Profit Projects

Event Horizon

Event Horizon is an online publication dedicated to art and stories inspired by science. Their aim is to connect people with science in a more personal, deeper way. To accomplish this, student volunteers create original content through a network of staff and solicit contributions from the public.

At FASTER, we are proud to support this student led journal on the campus at the University of North Carolina combining science and the visual and literary arts.

About Us


We are a small group of seasoned business executives with the resources to fund virtually any size opportunity with the shared commitment to make the world a better place one great company at a time.

We established Faster, LLC, in 2014.

Our additional mission is to enhance the innovation culture at UNC at Chapel Hill and create jobs in North Carolina.

We have enlisted Professor Joseph DeSimone to act as our scientific and philanthropic leader.

Investment Strategy

Faster, LLC provides assistance and advice on how to structure a successful fundraising plan. We also conduct market research to identify potential strategic partners. Our excellent team has experience in business strategy, financial modeling and fundraising tactics. Overall, we provide collaborative opportunities for start up companies. We provide financial assistance which can take many different forms, from seed capital to convertible debt to equity. We provide advise on the best approaches for raising money. Faster draws from a depth of knowledge in the angel and venture capital space in order to assist entrepreneurs with their planning and execution.