What Are You Looking For?

We are passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Private Equity

Equity investment in early stage businesses involves sharing ownership in ways that must be agreed upon in each case. Although private equity is different from public company equity, there are still many regulations to be complied with. These investments can sometimes provide high returns; however, there is high risk and low liquidity, requiring a level of expertise for success.

Angel Investor

An angel investor is anyone who invests his or her money in an entrepreneurial company. This differs from institutional venture capitalists, who invest other people’s money.


Early stage companies may justify investments larger than a single early stage investor can provide. That is when two or more investors may cooperate in investing. This means working together in both raising funds, sharing expertise, and diligently investigating investment opportunities.

Partner in Growth

Entrepreneurs need advice and confidentiality in planning and operating their businesses. A “value-added” investor can provide invaluable support in many ways more than funds alone.

Our Fields of Interest
& Experience

  • Advanced materials
  • Chemical technology & markets
  • Corporate growth
  • Early-stage businesses
  • Education
  • Emerging issues
  • Energy technology & markets
  • Environmental technology & markets
  • Government policy and relations
  • Industrial materials technology & markets
  • International business
  • Investment analysis
  • Licensing and transfer of technology
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • New ventures
  • Organizational improvement
  • Safety management
  • Strategic planning
  • Technology transfer
  • Business Incubation
  • Economic development
  • Energy

Wayne Tamarelli

PhD. M.B.A.

Wayne Tamarelli is a bi-coastal angel financier of early stage technology businesses in greater New Jersey and San Francisco Bay areas.

CEO, entrepreneur, private company owner, and public company officer. His experience includes general management, entrepreneurship, ventures, M&A, R&D, advanced materials, electronics, environmental protection, specialty chemicals, energy conservation, health care, technology transfer, and other business, scientific and policy areas.


AWT Private Investments