VC  Louisiana Fund I

     Office Locations:

Louisiana Emerging Technologies Center, Louisiana State University, Building 340 East Parker Blvd.
P.O. Box 25128 70894
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-615-8905
Fax: 225-615-8910



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Louisiana Fund I is an early stage venture capital fund focused on the identification of investment opportunities emanating from research universities and other organizations in the state of Louisiana. Louisiana universities spend over $500 million annually on research in the areas of interest to LFI. Joseph F. Lovett, whose prior experience in biotechnology and medical device venture capital is extensive, manages the fund. Prior to his involvement with LFI, Mr. Lovett was a founding general partner with Medical Science Partners, a fund similar to LFI, in partnership with Harvard University.

    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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    Joseph F. Lovett Managing General Partner
    Richard A. Babb Partner & Chief Financial Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      Brain Vital
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      CaloSyn Pharma
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      Embera Neurotherapeutics
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      Esperance Pharmaceutical
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      Infrastruct Security
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      International Mezzo Technologies
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      Labyrinth Healthcare Group
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      Oxus Medical
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      Portico Learning Solutions
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      Primorigen Biosciences
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      Tesa Medical
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