ED  i2E


     Office Locations:

Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park
840 Research Parkway, Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405-235-2305
Fax: 405-235-2252

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  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    i2E, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit Oklahoma corporation focused on wealth creation by growing the technology-based entrepreneurial economy. Originally founded as the Oklahoma Technology Development Corporation in September 1997, i2E operates several programs. Since 1998, hundreds of innovative Oklahoma entrepreneurs have secured make-or-break financing through the Technology Business Finance Program (TBFP), a state-funded program that has been recognized both nationally and internationally as a model of best practices. The program is funded by the state legislature to specifically address early stage capital needs of technology-based businesses. Over $15 million in funding from i2E's Concept Fund and the Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund has helped Oklahoma companies attract more than $440 million in subsequent investment. Created in 2007, Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund (OSCF) is a venture capital fund that provides seed and start-up stage equity financing to small, technology-based Oklahoma companies. OSCF looks and operates like a conventional venture fund with the specific goal of furthering economic activity and success in the state by bridging the early stage funding gap between personal sources and traditional sources of venture capital. Concept investments typically range from $50,000 to $200,000 and require participating co-investors. Seed investments are typically less than $500,000 and also require co-investors. Recently, a collaboration among i2E, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Treasury Department has created three investment funds totaling $13.2 million. This $13.2 million initiative is being launched under the name Accelerate Oklahoma! and includes the StartOK Accelerator Fund, aimed to accelerate emerging growth businesses showing potential for new products to market and increase private capital; the Oklahoma Angel Sidecar Fund, which will invest alongside angel groups and investors in innovative startups; and the GrowOK Fund that will target later stage companies in need of capital for expansion. i2E expects the three funds to attract up to $130 million in follow-on private capital in Oklahoma companies that receive investment through Accelerate Oklahoma!

    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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    Rex Smitherman VP of Operations
    Sarah Seagraves VP of Marketing
    Scott Meacham President and CEO
    Tom Francis Director of Investment Funds


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







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      Series A


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