TT  UPstart Program

http://www.ctt.upenn.edu/upstart.html





     Office Locations:

Center for Technology Transfer
3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-573-8196

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    The UPstart Program is an established partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and its faculty dedicated to the formation of new ventures based on Penn technologies. Launched in May 2010, the program currently includes more than fifty new venture projects in active development. UPstart provides vital company formation support to its program participants, and is a significant contributor to the innovation economy of the Greater Philadelphia region. After just two years, UPstart supports 50 active companies, over half of which are paired with entrepreneurs. Altogether, these companies have obtained $7.5 million in funding.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    Adrienne McDonnell UPSTART Program Coordinator
    Dora Mitchell UPSTART Associate
    Heather A. Steinman Senior Associate Director of Licensing and Senior Advisor
    John S. Swartley Deputy Executive Director
    Karina Sotnik Senior Consultant

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Amyndas Biotherapeutics
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      Axonia Medical
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      Butterfly Biosciences
        web link


      CerebroCAD
        web link


      Cetazam Therapeutics
        web link


      Cloverleaf Therapeutics
        web link


      Competitive Collaboration
        web link


      DermoBiotech
        web link


      Directamab
        web link


      Envitect
        web link


      Innolign Biomedical
        web link


      Intervir Therapeutics
        web link


      Quantitative Radiology Solutions
        web link


      Resuscor


      RightCare Solutions
        web link


      StrengthABCs


      WhatIfMaps
        web link


      WorldRn
        web link


     

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