PROCESS

Our portfolio companies feature some of the nation’s leading researchers and clinicians. We are proud to work closely with our technical founders and executive teams as they bring their technologies to market.

INITIAL STAGE OF INVESTMENT

IDEAS
(PRE-SEED)

Proof of concept
Legal formation
Early prototype
Venture Igniter Program

GETTING OFF THE GROUND
(SEED)

Customer development
Pilots
Product / market fit

RAMPING UP
(VENTURE)

Expanding the team
Growing revenue stream
Regulatory approval

MATURITY
(GROWTH)

Predictable growth
Mature product
Profitable

Investment Criteria

Healthcare Sectors

Therapeutic, Diagnostic & Tools, Medical Device, and Healthcare IT

Stages

Early stage investment
 

Geography

Midwest focus, with a national reach
 

Initial Investment

$250K to 2.5M

Preferred Lifetime Investment

$5M to 8M

Other Characteristics

Team

Passionate founders with relevant industry or technical expertise, with proven track records

IP

Strong patents, proprietary products or services, with distinct and sustainable competitive advantages

Traction

Pilots, animal data, early human data, and strong customer feedback

Market Size

>$100M

Timeline

5-7 years to exit or IPO

GET TO KNOW US

We’re on the road at conferences, demo days, and events. We prefer to receive business plans from people we’ve met or seen speak, or through referrals from our networks. Alternatively, you can also submit a plan through our business plan portal below.

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