VC  Institute for Venture Science

     Office Locations:

2428 Prairie Dunes
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 602-315-8570



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Institute for Venture Science (IVS) will fund high-risk, non-traditional scientific inquiries that may produce fundamental breakthroughs. IVS identifies the most promising challenges to prevailing paradigms and simultaneously funds multiple research groups worldwide for each selected challenge. The Institute operates on a $1B per year budget, drawn from a permanent endowment.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Frank Costanzo CEO
    Gerald H. Pollack PhD Executive Director
    James T. Ryder PhD Chairman of the Board


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