A/I  Venture Well

http://nciia.org/





     Office Locations:

c/o NCIIA
100 Venture Way, 3rd Floor
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: 413-587-2172

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare

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    Description:

    VentureWell partners with university innovators to produce transformative commercial innovations improving the human condition and environmental sustainability. Venture Well is part of the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIAA), a non-profit founded and supported by The Lemelson Foundation. VentureWell works with college and university researchers and innovators (students, post-docs, faculty) doing research that can be translated to commercial innovations in the sectors of Global Health, Sustainable Materials and Energy Efficiency. Successful applicants to VentureWell Advisory Services participate in a rigorous, tailored and hands-on process to transform research ideas into a fundable and commercially viable venture. From acceptance to presenting to investors is a 3-6 month process, with the timeframe dependent upon the particular research or innovation and the venture team. In 2009 VentureWell accepted nine ventures, providing them with venture development support. From time to time VentureWell makes direct seed investments along with other angel investors. VentureWell typically invests $20,000 per deal, investing funds through VentureWell, LLC with profits going back to the 501c3 NCIIA to support its educational mission. The next VentureWell program is being conducted in partnership with Village Capital, with whom VentureWell co-invests.



    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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    Judith C. Giordan Chair of the Advisory Board
    Phil Weilerstein President
    Rachel Agoglia Grants Manager

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Therapeutic Systems
        web link


      Whole Tree
        web link


     

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