VC  Athenian Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

340 West State Street, Unit #29
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 614-360-1155
Fax: 740-593-9311

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1997, Athenian Venture Partners is a coast-to-coast boutique venture capital firm investing in early through later stage Life Sciences and IT companies. With Principals located in Boston, San Diego and London, the firm's five senior managers bring over 90 years of combined industry and investment experience. Athenian invests in early through later-stage opportunities and participates in subsequent financing rounds until IPO or sale. Athenian is currently managing four venture capital funds.

    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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    Daniel H. Kosoy MD. Partner
    David R. Scholl Ph.D. Partner
    Francois Helou Senior Partner
    Karl O. Elderkin Founder and Managing Partner
    Mary A. Strother Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advanced Digital Internet
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      Aerpio Therapeutics
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      Akebia Therapeutics
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      Analect Instruments
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      Asset Management Outsourcing
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      Chaparral Network Storage
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      Comet Solutions
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      Integrated Energy Services
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      Ligocyte Pharmaceuticals
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      Pacejet Logistics
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      Pain Therapeutics
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      Prioria Robotics
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      Versus Pharmaceuticals
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      Verus Pharmaceuticals
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      Windy Hill Medical
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