I  Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center (VBCC)


     Office Locations:

800 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-677-2985



  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    The Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center (VBCC) develops and leads implementation of tailored commercialization strategies for later-stage bioscience companies looking to launch their product(s) in U.S. markets. This comprehensive program surrounds each company with scientific, clinical and industry experts focused on every facet of the commercialization process, assuring effective scale-up and maximization of enterprise value. Virginia Life Sciences Investments (VLSI), the Commercialization Center's parent company, can provide financial support for realization of significant commercialization milestones. VLSI's primary focus is on medical device and diagnostic companies that provide a significantly more effective and cost-efficient solution to the market.

    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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    Donna J. Edmonds Chief Executive Officer
    Idan Tamir Executive Leadership and Special Projects
    Nazanin Mirshahi Marketing and Business Development Manager
    Paul F. Rocheleau Chairman of the Board & Chief Investment Officer
    Timothy Black Chief Financial Officer


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