I/VC  Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania


     Office Locations:

225 Market St., Suite 500
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-635-2100
Fax: 717-635-2010



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    The Life Sciences Greenhouse became operational in 2002 and is a public/private venture whose mission is to commercialize bioscience technologies. Clients include university-based researchers and technology development groups, emerging companies, and companies seeking to expand or relocate. The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania provides investment funding up to $2 million in milestone-driven convertible debt (which can be exchanged for a specified amount of another, related security, at the option of the issuer and/or the holder) or equity financing to viable seed-stage company (that is established with a CEO, a business plan and intellectual property assigned to it or owned by it, but typically no sales record as yet), or established life sciences companies that have significant potential for commercial growth.

    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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    Mel Billingsley PhD President & CEO
    Ron Thiboutot PhD Executive Vice President
    Stephanie Reisinger Board of Directors
    Steve Carpenter MBA Senior Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Benten BioServices
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