FI  Eshelman Ventures

     Office Locations:

319 N. 3rd Street, Suite 301
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-558-6885



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Eshelman Ventures is an investment company primarily interested in healthcare companies. The firm was founded by Fred Eshelman, who previously founded and served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI, NASDAQ) prior to the sale of the company to private equity interests. Although Eshelman Ventures concentrates in healthcare, the firm will consider other themes that are attractive and have large potential markets. On December 3, 2014 Dr. Fred Eshelman committed $100 million to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

    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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    Fred Eshelman Founder
    Nan Howard


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