I  University of Iowa Research Foundation


     Office Locations:

6 Gilmore Hall
112 N. Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-4546
Fax: 319-335-4486



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF), a 501(C)3 corporation, commercializes University of Iowa developed technologies and inventions through licensing and new venture formation, and manages the subsequent revenue stream. The UIRF's primary functions are: New Ventures - identifying and developing new high growth UI technology spinout companies suitable for venture capital financing; Licensing - finding suitable partners for commercializing UI technologies and inventions; and Intellectual property services - which include protecting UI inventions through patents and copyrights, advising on intellectual property terms for Clinical Trials and Sponsored Research, and executing out-going material transfers. The UIRF may commit human capital and Gap Funding to the development of selected potential new UI technology spinout companies. These funds may be provided and managed by the UIRF, the IOWA Centers for Enterprise, the UI Office of the Vice President for Research, the State of Iowa through the Bioscience Alliance or the Grow Iowa Values Fund, or other organizations.

    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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    Marie Kerbeshan Assistant Vice President and Executive Director


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