Early Stage Fund

Investing is a vehicle to create wealth.

But it’s also a way to give back. The Early Stage Fund is offered through Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. Breakthroughs in life sciences eliminates suffering around the world. But how do you separate a good idea from a bad one? Where do you find a like-minded network partner with the experience to navigate such a complex environment?

At the PLSG, we have the domain experience to help you sort through issues like:

  • Where are the trends headed in personalized medicine?
  • What is the competitive landscape in pain management?
  • How do I know if it’s time to invest in medical devices?

Our Executives-in-Residence work with our companies to plot a plan to win. As future CEO’s. their hands-on relationship with a management team and comprehensive due diligence process determines when a company is ready for investment. We do this because it’s the best way to help companies win and generate returns for you.

We Invest in the Following Verticals

  • Biotechnology Tools
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutics
  • Healthcare IT

Who is eligible for this funding option?
Early stage companies within the twenty county western Pennsylvania regions

Important features of this funding option:
The investment will be made in a form determined by the PLSG, including but not necessarily limited to grant, loan, equity investment and royalty/payback agreement.

Investments require a 1:1 match, which may be cash or in-kind (personnel time, equipment use, materials, software or reduced overhead).

An early stage company is defined as a company that has raised less that $2.5 million in investments outside of federal or state grants.

Range of Funding: $50,000 – $250,000
Website URL: http://www.plsg.com/capital-investment-programs/early-stage-fund/