VC  Innova

     Office Locations:

20 Dudley Street, Suite 620
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-866-1433
Fax: 901-866-1431



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 2007 by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Innova is a pre-seed, seed and early-stage investor focused on starting and funding high-growth companies in the Biosciences, Technology and AgBio fields across the state of Tennessee. Innova Fund I is a Memphis ED initiative of Memphis Fast Forward and Memphis Tomorrow. Funding came through the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and established Innova with a mission of economic development and job creation in the Memphis area. Created in 2009, Innova Fund II was selected as one of six TNInvestcos in the state of Tennessee. With this fund, Innova expands its focus to include the entire state of Tennessee, looking to invest in transformational technology companies across the State. Innova can individually invest up to $2MM in a single company.



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    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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    Brandon Wellford Chief Financial Officer
    Dean Didato Partner
    Jan Bouten Partner
    Ken Woody Partner
    Lauren Spicer Senior Analyst


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):












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      Series A-2







    Portfolio companies include:

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      CirQuest Labs
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      Computable Genomix
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      Entac Medical

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      iScreen Vision
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