VC  Tactics II Stem Cell Partners

     Office Locations:

General Partner, LLC
5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062



  • Early



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Tactics II Stem Cell Ventures manages investments in companies industrializing human pluripotent stem cell technologies. Managing Partner, Robert Palay has served as Chairman of the Board and as Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Mr. Palay previously served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cellular Dynamics, and each of its predecessors from their founding until 2008. He also co-founded NimbleGen Systems, Inc., a molecular biology tools company, and served as its chairman of the board from 1999 to 2007 and as its chief executive officer from 1999 to 2000. Since their inception, Mr. Palay has served as a manager of the general partner or manager of each of the various Tactics II entities, which are private investment vehicles.



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    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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    James A. Thomson Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
    Robert J. Palay Manager Partner
    Thomas M. Palay Manager Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Cellular Dynamics
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