ED  Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC)


     Office Locations:

200 West Vine Street, Suite 420
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-233-3502
Fax: 859-259-0986

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) is a private, non-profit organization that manages statewide initiatives that are core to building Kentucky's knowledge based economy by supporting technology-based startup companies through talent and capital investments. These initiatives include The Kentucky Enterprise Fund, Rural Innovation Fund, Kentucky New Energy Ventures (KNEV) and The Innovation and Commercialization Center Network (ICC). The Kentucky Enterprise Fund is a seed stage venture-like fund focused on promoting and developing early stage technology companies in the Commonwealth. The Rural Innovation Fund is a seed stage, venture-like fund focused on promoting and developing early stage technology companies in the rural areas of Kentucky (all counties except Fayette and Jefferson). Both are funded through the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). KNEV supports the development and commercialization of alternative fuel and renewable energy products, processes, and services in the state. ICC is a statewide network of six regional urban offices and six rural offices throughout the Commonwealth focused on helping Kentucky entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers perfect their business strategies to build successful high-tech businesses. The ICC is funded through the Kentucky Department of Innovation and Commercialization. KSTC provides one-time grants of $30,000 and equity investments of $250,000 to $750,000. The Student Fund provides seed funding to innovation-driven start-ups founded by Kentucky-based students.

    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 Baker Chief Information Officer
    Lewis Acampora Senior Content Director
    M. Joanne Lang Executive Vice President
    Mahendra K. Jain Senior Vice President
    Maria Labreveux Executive Director


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