TT/I  Purdue Research Foundation

     Office Locations:

Office of Technology Commercialization, Kurz Technology Center
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-588-3470



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  • Information Technology



    On behalf of Purdue, the Research Foundation: 1) manages gifts, bequests and endowments; 2) makes funding available to faculty, staff and students to aid in scientific investigation, research or educational studies; 3) acquires, constructs and improves Purdue's facilities, grounds and equipment; and 4) manages intellectual property developed at Purdue. In 2008, the Purdue Research Foundation introduced the Emerging Innovations Fund, an integrated approach to research innovation, development and commercialization. A partnership between the Purdue Research Foundation and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, the Emerging Innovations Fund is an initiative that brings together ideas, management and money accelerate the commercialization of early-stage technologies in the Purdue community. New ventures formed by Purdue faculty, staff and students that are based on Purdue discoveries and Purdue Research Park companies are eligible to apply for development funding in amounts from $20,000 to $150,000. Funding can be used to develop prototypes, perform critical commercially-relevant development, and improve the probability of attracting the next level of funding. With four locations, the Purdue Research Park network has sites in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The park network has more than 260 companies that employ about 4,500 people. A 2011 independent study reports that the park network provides an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion to the State of Indiana. Between 1999 and 2010, $256 million has been invested in facilities and infrastructure for the park network.

    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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    Blair Webb Director, Investment Research and Analysis
    Brian E. Edelman President
    Cynthia A. Sequin Assistant Vice President
    Daniel J. Hasler Chief Executive Officer
    David Cooper Chief Investment Officer


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