TT  TechLink

     Office Locations:

2310 University Way, Building 2-2
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-994-7700
Fax: 406-994-7701



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    The TechLink Center was established in 1996 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. TechLink is funded primarily by the Department of Defense to link companies with DoD laboratories for technology licensing, research, technology transfer, and technology transition. TechLink's expertise extends to many industry areas including advanced materials and nano technology, aerospace, agricultural technologies, biomedicine and biotechnology, electronics, environmental technologies, information technologies and software, and photonics and sensors. Through its MilTech partnership with the Montana Manufacturing Center, TechLink helps companies to transition innovative technology to DoD operational use more quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively. TechLink has worked with approximately 75 percent of the 117 Defense labs and centers nationwide, facilitating more than 662 technology transfer partnerships, including over 200 license agreements. TechLink-facilitated agreements since 2000 have generated nearly $3 billion in sales (per a study in 2012).

    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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    Dan Swanson CLP Senior Technology Manager, Licensing Leader
    Jeanne Carter CPA Chief of Staff and Finance Manager
    Joan Wu-Singel CLP Chief Technology Scout
    Ray Friesenhahn CLP Senior Technology Manager, SBIR Outreach Manager
    Sean Patten CLP Senior Technology Manager, Leader for Software Licensing


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