Other • AgroTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Robotics • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Mobile
James Wang is General Partner at Creative Ventures, an early stage VC focusing on healthcare, agriculture, and industrial technologies and a co-founder of Lioness Health. Previously, he was part of the investment team at Bridgewater Associates, founded a non-profit consulting firm specializing in microfinance, and did a stint at Google X's Makani project.James holds an MBA from UC Berkeley where he was a Jack Larson Fellow in Entrepreneurship, a BA with Honors from Dartmouth, and an MS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He also holds a Data Science Specialization from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed the course track for a PhD Designated Emphasis in Computational Sciences and Engineering at UC Berkeley.
London - Greenwich Connecticut - St Louis Missouri - Boston Massachusetts - Massachusetts - Efferson City Missouri - Salt Lake City, Utah - Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness)
Founding Partner, Narrow Gauge Ventures
Southfield Capital Advisors is an operationally driven private investment firm focused on buying and building premier lower middle-market businesses in partnership with management. Founded in 2005 as the successor company to the private investment firm Levison & Company, Southfield Capital Advisors provides capital for majority recapitalizations and management-led buyouts of privately owned businesses. With $150 million of committed capital, Southfield makes investments in North American companies generating $5-15 million in EBITDA with proven business models, attractive growth and profitability trends, and solid leadership. The firm targets transactions in companies with $25-125 million in enterprise value, making investments of $10-40 million of equity. Industries of interest include: Business Services, Consumer Products & Services, Distribution & Fulfillment, Energy, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Niche Manufacturing, Power & Infrastructure, Specialty Finance, and Specialty Retail. The firm has additional offices in Greenwich, CT and Washington, DC.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Oakland California , ..., U.S.A.
• Mission Barns:
$3500000 (Seed Round)
• Alter Eco:
Oakland California - San Francisco (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services)
Managing Director at Better Ventures. He also served as a Advisor at Bee Partners. He is actively engaged with the portfolio as Chairman of the Board for Alter Eco Americas and as Board Observer for Better World Books and Adina for Life.
• Collective Medical Technologies:
$47500000 (Early stage VC)
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
• SyncHR, Inc.:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
$13000000 (Later stage VC)
$12000000 (Later stage VC)
$9300000 (Later stage VC)
• MagicCube, Inc.:
$8500000 (Early stage VC)
• Conversa Health:
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$4500000 (Later stage VC)
$3000000 (Later stage VC)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Material Science • Investment Management
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Epic Venture Funds and Zions SBIC. Currently serve on the Board of Directors of Zions First National Bank, Silicon Slopes, U of U and UVU Busines Schools, Braintrace, Keystone Enterprise, Mingle Health and Simplus.Past non-profit Boards include: University Venture Fund, Lassonde Studios Advisory Committee Member, Utah Technology Council, Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum, Leonardo Museum Capital Committee, Innoventures Oversight and Investment Committees, Mountain West Venture Capital Network.Also currently have oversight of portfolio companies: Area1 Security, Canopy Tax, Nuvi, Revit, Spiff and Volta Charging.Past oversight and investments includeAcquisitions: Advanced Software (acquired by Embarcadero Tech)BrainTrace (acquired by Sophos)Cerberian (acquired by Bluecoat systems)Everdream (acquired by Dell)Ingeo Systems (acquired by CSC)HG Insights (acquired by Riverwood Capital)Janrain, Inc. (acquired by Akamai)Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP; top 5 VC backed acquisition of 2008)Linux Networx (acquired by Silicon Graphics), Navitel (acquired by OpenTV)Pillpack (acquired by Amazon)Pivot Solutions (acquired by CME)Shape Security (acquired by F5)Simplus (acquired by Infosys)Zettacore Inc. (acquired by Atotech)IPO's:Divx (Nasdaq; Top 5 VC back IPO's of 2007)Everspin (Nasdaq)Health Catalyst (Nasdaq)Infinera (Nasdaq)Mvc (NYSE)Netcentives (Nasdaq)
Investing in Energy • CleanTech • Food ... Oakland (CA) , Toront..., Canada
• Sol Cuisine:
$13000000 (Later stage VC)
• Love Good Fats:
$10700000 (Later stage VC)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
• The Jackfruit Company:
Oakland (CA) - Toronto, Canada, Canada
Energy • CleanTech • Food & Beverage • Material Science • Investment Management
Promoting a healthy and sustainable food sector.InvestEco’s main focus is investing in expansion-stage companies in North America that promote health and sustainability in the food and agricultural sector. Our companies typically have between $1 – 30M in revenues at the time of our initial investment, and we aim to hold our positions for about seven years. Our goal is to make a strong financial return for our investors while supporting companies that are contributing to a healthier world.Our current portfolio www.vitalfarms.com www.100kmfoods.com www.maplehillcreamery.com www.farmsandforks.com www.rowefarms.ca www.sunselect.ca www.ensyn.com www.miovision.com www.geodigital.com
Washington Research Foundation (WRF) was founded in 1981 to help Washington State research institutions capture value from emerging technologies through intellectual property management and start-up investment activities. WRF is an independent private foundation whose operational revenue comes from retained funds from licensing and investing activities. WRF Capital manages Washington Research Foundation's (WRF) seed venture fund by creating and investing primarily in technology-based start-up companies that have strong ties to the University of Washington and other non-profit research institutions in Washington State. WRF Capital invests in two types of companies: (1) WRF founded companies in which WRF Capital and an entrepreneur create a business concept and start a company and (2) Non-WRF founded companies in which WRF Capital invests in a company opportunity presented by an entrepreneur. In both cases, WRF Capital actively seeks co-investors, investing up to $2 million in the firm's portfolio companies with proceeds from investments used to make financial gifts to Washington State research institutions. WRF invests only in companies located in Washington State with ties to not-for-profit research insitutions. The industry focus includes IT, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences. In addition to providing seed capital through WRF Capital, the WRF leases office space to technology-based start-ups through the WRF Venture Center. The WRF Venture Center offers entrepreneurs short-term, flexible office facilities and business support in a desirable location on Lake Union, midway between the University District and downtown Seattle.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Bangalore Karnataka I..., India
• Fairassets Technologies:
• Wellthy Therapeutics:
Bangalore Karnataka India, India
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Material Science • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services)
Dr. Ranjan Pai is a Co-Founder & serves as Partner at Aarin Capital. He also serves as Advisor at Zodius Capital. At MEMG, Ranjan conceptualized the transformation of Manipal Hospitals into one of India's leading for-profit, multi-specialty healthcare chains in India. He also incubated Manipal Global Education Services and grew it to create one of India's largest education businesses. An active and successful investor in start-ups, Ranjan set up an investment fund jointly with former Infosys CFO, Mohandas Pai, to actively engage with dynamic entrepreneurs in life sciences, health care and skills augmentation. Dr. Ranjan Pai serves as a Managing Director, Board Member & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Manipal Global Education Services. He is the CEO of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) since 2005, the corporate holding entity of the group that focuses on Education, Healthcare and Research. With a keen understanding of the global business environment & a vision to place the Manipal Group on the global forefront in the space of education & healthcare, Dr. Ranjan Pai has been instrumental in restructuring the family run group & corporatizing it. Taking forward the Group's 60 year legacy, he has spearheaded & scaled the various business entities of the group to impressive heights both in India & abroad. He incubated Manipal Global Education Services, a leading global education and education services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. Ranjan conceptualized the transformation of Manipal Hospitals into a leading for-profit multi-specialty healthcare chain in India. He set up Stempeutics to undertake cutting-edge research in stem cell therapies. He also founded Manipal Infrastructure Services with the vision of creating India's premier student accommodation and facilities Services Company. Ranjan has a proven track record of successfully raising funding at different stages for MEMG Group Companies from marquee strategic and financial investors and delivering above market returns to his investors. Ranjan has incubated or has been an active financial investor in several start-ups. His investment track record includes several exceptional exits. He co-founded Aarin Capital to realize his ambition to actively engage with new ideas and dynamic entrepreneurs in life sciences, health care and training/skill augmentation. Ranjan graduated from Manipal University, Manipal and proceeded to study Hospital Administration in the United States. He also served as Board Member at Unitus Labs. He is also an Angel Investor.
Alex Luce is an investor, materials scientist, and technology enthusiast. As a Partner at Creative Ventures, he invests in entrepreneurs tackling the most pressing global macroeconomic trends, including demographic changes straining our healthcare system, secular labor shortages, and the effects of climate change. He has led investments in a number of deeptech categories including medical devices, semiconductors, robotics, synthetic biology, and clean energy. Previously, Alex led CalCharge, a public-private partnership focused on energy storage and manufacturing innovation working with National Labs, startups, and corporations. He also spent time with Prelude Ventures, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and a solar energy startup company.Alex holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Engineering Physics with Honors from the University of Arizona.