TT  UM Ventures

     Office Locations:

620 W. Lexington St. 4th flr
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-2380



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Education & Training
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Launched in 2012 by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and the Governor of Maryland, University of Maryland Ventures (UM Ventures) is accelerating technology commercialization and advancing industry collaboration by integrating the entrepreneurial programs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park. UM Ventures is organized to move research outcomes into products and services, tools and diagnostics that will benefit society by mining the research fields at both the Baltimore and College Park campuses in search of collaborative projects with commercial value; and via mentoring and business advisory services with expert Entrepreneurs in Residence based at each campus and a team of technology licensing advisors targeting industry interest. The UM $75K Business Plan Competition promotes the commercialization of innovative ideas and University-created technologies by offering faculty, students, and alumni cash prizes for the best new venture plans.

    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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    Jim Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer
    Julie Lenzer Chief Innovation Officer


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