MavenView is a software company founded in 2017 to advance basic research from the lab and into commercialization more quickly and efficiently by mapping science and technology related IP to potential commercialization partners.  The MavenView platform has evolved into a decision and strategic support system that informs multiple use cases including:


  • Licensing and M&A activities

  • Bench-marking, gap-analysis, and competitive intelligence

  • Patent landscaping, identifying freedom to operate and infringement

  • Predicting emerging technologies, organizations, and leaders based on trend analysis

The MavenView platform gives business strategists, researchers and IP professionals insight into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in a particular technology space by identifying trends, top organizations, experts, funding and patenting activity, so that they are able to strategically plan, predict, and execute with confidence.

Our Team
Nicole Weidner, CEO


Bernard French, PhD, Data Scientist


Nicole joined MavenView in May 2017, as an experienced professional in management, business development and innovation.  She has International business experience, having managed sales and product lines with Ashland Chemical, Mitsubishi and Wacker Chemical.  Nicole also held executive roles in start-ups, one of which was successfully acquired in 2016.  She leverages her experience to drive MavenView with focus on close customer and team engagement.  Nicole is strategic and analytical with strong business acumen.

Bernie has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and a B.Sc. degree in chemistry. He was a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Wistar Institute in cell biology and a Hematology/Oncology fellow at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Bernie is also a data scientist with over 15 years working with semantic technologies and building semantic interoperability over disjoint data sets. He has developed ontologies in OWL, and developed entity extraction applications using TEMIS, and UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture).

John Wallace, CTO
Michele Kothe, CFO


John Wallace joined MavenView in May 2019. John is an experienced computer scientist and systems architect in an Agile environment.  He is a serial entrepreneur and has had several successful software companies of his own over the years.  John is a strong technologist, with project management skills and business acumen, and truly understands what it takes to build a software company from the ground up.

Michele has CFO and COO positions with several startup companies, leveraging her expertise in pricing, cost control, budgeting, cash flow and operations to translate entrepreneur vision into a financial story.  Michele worked previously with HealthSpot, Inc., Fugent, Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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