I/VC  Science Center


     Office Locations:

3675 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-966-6000
Fax: 215-966-6002



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. The Center supports technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Center's 31 nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Center provides lab and office space for start-up, growing and established companies, and offers business incubation, support services and programming for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Located within a designated Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) and Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), residents of the Science Center can benefit from these state programs offering significant tax advantages to growing companies. The incubator serves as a home to several investment organizations such as: BioAdvance, Robin Hood Ventures, DreamIt Ventures, and Meidlinger Partners. The Science Center's QED Program is a multi-institutional proof-of-concept program that provides business development support for academic researchers developing early-stage life science technologies with high commercial potential. The key goal is to retire the business risk in these early-stage projects, increasing their attractiveness to follow-on investment by established life science companies and private investors. The Science Center offers 13 programs to help commercialize, convene and cultivate.

    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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    Caroline Alzate Assistant Controller
    Curt Hess Senior Vice President
    Saul A. Behar Senior Vice President
    Tracy S. Brala Vice President


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