I  Purdue Foundry


     Office Locations:

The Convergence Center
101 Foundry Drive
W. Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-588-5250



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Purdue Foundry serves innovators by providing entrepreneurial resources that are aimed at launching new ventures. Based in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, the Foundry supports faculty, staff, student and alumni innovators in all Purdue colleges and departments, and actively engages outside businesses and investors to encourage collaborative research and startup development. Foundry professionals can provide guidance to entrepreneurs on business plans, prototype development, funding, grant writing, regulatory requirements, mentoring and other entrepreneurial activities. Among several funding initiatives, he $12 million Foundry Investment Fund, a not-for-profit fund, seeks to join with other investors to fund companies that are based on Purdue technology or expertise in the areas of human and animal health and plant sciences. The fund provides a match to outside investors' funds. The Foundry knows that in order for client’s innovations to move from being an idea to a commercialized product it takes capital resources. The firm has worked diligently to be able to provide these resources, with funding and investments ranging from $20,000 to $300,000.

    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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    Greg Deason Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Place Making
    John Hanak Managing Director
    Larissa Clinton Operations Manager


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