TT/VC  Larta Institute

     Office Locations:

606 S. Olive Street, Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: 213-694-2826
Fax: 213-622-6230



  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Larta Institute is a leading 'innovation hub' based in the U.S. with the mission of improving the transition of scientific and technological breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace, where they can solve pressing issues, enhance economic opportunities and better people's lives. As a private non-profit professional services firm, Larta designs and implements commercialization programs and provides policy advice for its clients across the globe to maximize the commercial potential of publicly funded R&D in life sciences, cleantech, agriculture, chemicals, advanced materials, electronics and information technology. Larta Institute was founded in 1993 to identify, nurture, and promote promising early-stage high-tech and life science companies in the Los Angeles area. Since, Larta has expanded its business, amplifying its sphere of influence throughout the world. Since 1993, Larta has helped over 10,000 entrepreneurs in developing strategic relationships and raising over $2.7 billion in capital. Larta's Commercialization Assistance and Global Bridge Programs help entrepreneurs address viable market opportunities and bridge the gap between an innovative technology and an economically-viable product. Additionally, the Larta Launchpad provides one-on-one assistance from professional mentors to strengthen firms' commercialization strategy and increase revenue and partnership opportunities. Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm, T2 (see profile), is formally affiliated with Larta.

    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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    Alana Pacheco Senior Programs Associate
    Ashley Molina Senior Operations Manager
    Carlos Gutierrez Chief Strategy Officer
    Cindy Le Senior Marketing and Communications Associate
    Constanza Pachon President and Chief Operating Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      Biopsy Sciences
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      Bright Outcome
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      ECI Biotech
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      Language Weaver
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      Protein Discovery
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      Vivo Biosciences
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      Wave 80 Biosciences
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