I/VC  Memphis Bioworks Foundation


     Office Locations:

20 South Dudley, Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-866-1400



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    The Memphis Bioworks Foundation is bringing together public, private, academic and government entities in a collaborative effort to change the Memphis bioscience landscape. Established in 2001 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), the Foundation's is leading initiatives to expand upon the community's current bioscience niches and demonstrated areas of leadership to create an internationally recognized center for the development and commercialization of bioscience technology. In 2007, the Memphis Bioworks Foundation launched Innova (see profile), which invests in early stage, dynamic companies. Beyond financial investment, Memphis Bioworks Foundation is also developing the laboratory and incubator space required by entrepreneurs. The 20 South Dudley Building already houses numerous start-ups and support organizations.

    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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    Allan Daisley Director
    Amy Schuler Special Projects Manager
    Bill Heimert Facilities Manager
    Brandon Wellford CFO & Director of Real Estate
    Corinne McLaughlin Project Administrator


    Portfolio companies include:

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