VC  Ystrategies

     Office Locations:

6101 Penn Avenue, Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 412-450-0028

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Ystrategies (YSTR) is a publicly traded business development and venture capital firm. YSTR invests capital and expertise in early stage, advanced technology startups with disruptive intellectual property facing big markets, typically in software and clean technology sectors. The firm invests in science & technology emerging from the US National Laboratory System (the Labs), incubators, businesses and academic institutions. YSTR invests at the earliest possible stage, generally as a co-founder, after extensive commercialization training that also serves as advanced due diligence. The firm typically invests $500k to $3 million.

    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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    Ashish Badjatia COO
    Bob Petchel SVP Project Management
    Jim Kiles Founder & CEO
    Neil Cohen VP Market & Business Development


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