Originate Ventures invests in companies located in Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions.
Broad range of industries, with a concentration on medical devices, healthcare, consumer, information technology, web-based, and commercial products, and where the expertise of Originate’s partners can meaningfully contribute to the success of the company.
We focus on early stage and emerging growth product opportunities, but we will also consider building a management team around a great product idea, investing into certain distressed and turnaround situations and management buyouts if these product opportunities present superior return opportunities.
We aim to invest between $500,000 and $4 million per company, usually over more than one round. We prefer to lead the investment, but will participate in larger deals when given the opportunity, as a result of our regional concentration and skill sets, to represent a larger group of investors. If the funding requirement is greater than our capital limits, then we may seek additional capital from angel investors, commercial banks, and other venture capital firms.
Investing in good people is at the core of most successful business ventures. We believe in partnering with people who have strong values, respectable reputations, and a proven record of success. We seek management teams that demonstrate many of the leadership qualities that we, ourselves, have demonstrated over the years. They include, but are not limited to the following:
Although there are many unique variables based on the investment type and industry, there are many common product characteristics that we expect to see in any deal that we consider: