VC  Innovation Valley Partners

     Office Locations:

10702 Murdock Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
Phone: 865-777-1417
Fax: 865-777-1417



  • Early



  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Innovation Valley Partners (IVP) is the affiliate fund of Battelle Ventures, an independent venture fund based in Princeton, N.J. The funds have a combined $255 million under management to create and accelerate the development of early-stage technology companies with breakthrough solutions to key market problems. The sole limited partner of the $220-million Battelle Ventures fund is Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), and Eastern Tennessee business leaders have backed the $35-million IVP fund. The funds, which share the same management team, enjoy close relationships with the technology transfer offices of the National Laboratories that Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They also have established similar associations with a number of university technology transfer and commercialization departments. Investing side by side in all deals, the funds actively focus on the following three key sectors: Health & Life Sciences, Energy & Environment, and Security

    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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    Kef Kasdin General Partner
    Mort Collins General Partner
    Ralph Taylor-Smith General Partner
    Tammi Jantzen CFO
    Tracy Warren General Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      BioNano Genomics
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      Micro Interventional Devices
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      NellOne Therapeutics
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      Planar Energy
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