I/VC  Slater Technology Fund


     Office Locations:

3 Davol Square, Mailbox 188, Suite A340
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-831-6633
Fax: 401-831-0022



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Created in 1997, The Slater Technology Fund focuses on the support of entrepreneurs, providing seed stage capital to companies committed to basing and building technology-based businesses in Rhode Island. Slater typically invests at the inception stage in the development of a new venture, often based upon ideas and technologies originating in academic institutions, government research laboratories or commercial enterprises located within the region. Slater provides up to $3 million annually in seed funding for local technology-based ventures in life sciences and information technology. The Fund has invested $22 million in state funds into over 110 technology companies that have raised more than $356.8 million in private, VC and government investments. Slater also provides incubator space at Richmond Square in Providence.

    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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    Richard G. Horan Senior Managing Director
    Thorne Sparkman Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Absolute Commerce

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      Bioprocess h2O
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      Care Thread
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      Concordia Fibers
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      Dominion Diagnositcs
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      eGo reinventing Wheels
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      IlluminOss Medical
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      Location Inc
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      Luc Therapeutics
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      Mofuse Mobile Fusion
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      MTI Film insight Health Solutions
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      ProThera Biologics
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      Sentient Bioscience
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      WeatherPredict Consulting
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