VC  Space Center Ventures

     Office Locations:

2501 Rosegate
Roseville, MN 55113-2717
Phone: 651-604-4201



  • Early



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Space Center Ventures, Inc. (SCV) invests in Twin Cities-based emerging high tech and medtech companies raising $1 to $5 million at a pre-money valuation of less than $10 million. SCV's portfolio companies are involved in several industries: Biotechnology, Business Services, Electronics/Instrumentation, Healthcare Services, Medical Devices, New Media, Semiconductors/ Equipment, Software and Telecommunications. SCV typically invests no more than $500,000 in any one-portfolio company. SCV favors post-revenue businesses that are likely to achieve profitability near term, and liquidity medium-term. The firm favors Minnesota based companies. Space Center Ventures is closed to further investments.

    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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    Debbie Nordland
    Paul Knapp President and CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Affinity Capital Management III
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      Atrix International
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      Birch Point Medical
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      Brightstone Capital
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      Dougherty Summit Contrarian Fund
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      Dougherty Summit Opportunity Fund I, Brightstone Capital
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      Dougherty Summit Opportunity Fund II, Brightstone Capital
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      Gentra Systems
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      Inlet Medical
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      Magnum Technologies
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      Midwest Wind Finance
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      Point Cloud
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      Portage Equity II
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      ProVation Medical

      Rapid Diagnostek
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