VC  Garber Venture Capital Fund er-venture-capital-center

     Office Locations:

c/o Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FCFE), Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
431 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-4534
Fax: 814-865-7425



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Garber Venture Capital Fund, established in 1999 (thanks to a $5 million commitment from Penn State Alumnus Dr. John Garber, and his wife Bette), brings reality to the teaching of entrepreneurship and venture capital by enabling MBA students to become actively involved in the process of equity investment and new ventures. Students examine current investment opportunities and decide whether to invest from the fund in a particular transaction. Since July 2002, the Fund has made seven investments, exited two, and written off two. Initial investments from the Fund have been between $100,000 and $325,000 and have been in the form of convertible debt or preferred stock. Garber is the nation's largest and most active student-centric venture fund.

    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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    Dr. Raghu Garud
    Dr. Robert Macy


    Portfolio companies include:

      Diamond Back Truck Accessories
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      Healthy Humans
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      Indigo Biosciences
        web link

      Real Time Tomography
        web link


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