VC  Originate Ventures

     Office Locations:

205 Webster Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-866-5588
Fax: 610-866-5688



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Originate Ventures is a venture capital investment firm which targets early stage and emerging growth product companies in Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions. Originate focuses on investing in information technology, healthcare, consumer, web based and certain commercial products and/or product distribution opportunities. Originate also considers the opportunity to build a management team around a great product idea, certain distressed and turnaround situations, and management buyouts as strong investment candidates. The firm looks to make investments in a range of $500,000 to $4 million.

    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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    Eric Arnson Managing Partner
    Fred Beste Partner Emeritus
    Glen R. Bressner Managing Partner
    Mike Gausling Managing Partner
    Shannon Morin Business Administrator


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adhezion Biomedical
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      BA Insight
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      ClickPay Rent
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      Collections Marketing Center
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      FSA Store
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      Medallion Analytics
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      Micro Interventional Devices
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      South49 Solutions
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      TB Biosciences
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      Thermal Therapeutic Systems
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