VC  Aurora Funds

     Office Locations:

790 SE Cary Parkway, Suite 204
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-484-0400
Fax: 919-484-0444



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Aurora Funds is a venture capital firm that provides capital, connections and strategic guidance to entrepreneurs with early-stage life sciences and information technology companies. Founded in 1994, Aurora manages over $234 million in five venture funds. The Aurora team has managed investments in over 60 companies, resulting in five IPOs and eight M&A transactions to date. Aurora typically is a lead or co-lead investor in seed and early-stage financing opportunities located primarily in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The firm's initial investment size ranges from $50,000 in a seed investment to as much as $2.5 million in a first round financing. Aurora has the capacity to invest a total of between $4 million and $8 million across multiple rounds of financing as the company matures. The firm has a balanced investment focus across both life sciences and information technology industries.

    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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    Chris Kroeger Partner
    Jan Bouten Venture Partner
    Jefferson Clark Managing General Partner
    Scott Albert Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      ALN Medical Mangement
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      Argos Therapeutics
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      Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals
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      Global eXchange Services
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      Nextreme Thermal Solutions
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      Regado Biosciences
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      Valor Healthcare
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