Washington, DC: November 1, 2022 – Metrea is excited to announce that Allied, a mission-driven investor in dual use technology, has joined the enterprise to create a new business unit, Metrea Discovery. Investing in high-growth, dual-use technology companies, Metrea Discovery will pursue strategic technological advantage by enabling early stage, ambitious businesses to develop and deliver their solutions in the interests of national security. MDP will be based in London with a growing presence in Washington D.C and a global investment mandate.
“Metrea is doubling-down on our conviction that innovation comes from the commercial sector, not the national security sector. Metrea Discovery is built to connect commercial tech innovators, national security partners, and the wider Metrea enterprise,” said Justin Johnson, Deputy Head of Strategy at Metrea. “We are excited to see Metrea Discovery grow as a strategic partner for emerging technology startups.”
Metrea Discovery Partners invests at the forward edge of commercial dual-use technology and then provides the expert support and tools necessary to enable these businesses to deliver their solutions for both national security and commercial customers. Metrea Discovery is composed of a multi-faceted team of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and former national security professionalswith an independent investment mandate and a truly long-term outlook.
Metrea provides effects-as-a-service to national security partners in five domains and over a dozen mission-centric solution areas, including airborne ISR, aerial refueling, electronic warfare, communications, space-based ISR, and advanced simulation. Metrea recently renamed itself from Meta Aerospace. Metrea is headquartered in Washington, DC with facilities across the United States, the United Kingdom, and the EU.