Sustaining Western PA’s Life Sciences Economy

Supporting promising innovations in:

BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS

IMPROVE BIOTECH AND PHARMA DISCOVERY

EARLY AND FOLLOW-UP FUNDING
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DIAGNOSTICS

EXPLORE NATURE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS

FUELING START-UP VENTURES
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HEALTHCARE IT

OPTIMIZING DATA ACQUISITION, STORAGE AND USE

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS
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MEDICAL DEVICES

CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT INSTRUMENTS TO TREAT AND CURE

ARRANGING INVESTOR INTRODUCTIONS
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THERAPEUTICS

BIOLOGICS AND CHEMICALS FOR THERAPEUTIC ACTION

TARGETED PRODUCT/SERVICES CONCENTRATIONS
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Where Breakthrough Ideas Realize Full Potential

Proven strategies for companies at every stage:

SEED

A JUST-CONCEIVED OR NEWLY FORMED COMPANY

CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVICE
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EARLY STAGE

COMPANY WITH CORE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT

POSITIVE CASH FLOW
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GROWTH

RECEIVED FINANCING AND GENERATING REVENUE

MARKET, PRODUCT, AND WORKFORCE EXPANSION
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MATURITY

PROFITABLE AND PUSHING FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEXT GENERATION AND GLOBAL MARKET SERVICES
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We All Know What’s in a Number

Since beginning operations in 2002 PLSG has generated:

Over
$20M

TOTAL IN COMMITTED INVESTMENTS

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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185+

INVESTMENTS IN 76 COMPANIES

CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
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Over
$1B

LEVERAGED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL FOR OUR REGION

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
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$8.1M

FOR LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES THROUGH PLSG ACCELERATOR FUND

CAPITAL ACCELERATION
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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

According to a report by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, the total amount of angel investments declined last year. However, angel investments in healthcare and medical devices were on top. http://bit.ly/1cgWg7a

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Startups get less money from angel investors; software, health care, IT services were top...

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Don't expect an angel to bless your startup -- angel investors invested a lot less money in startups and seed-stage ventures last year. Instead, more of they money went to expanding companies, according to the Center for Venture Research.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm

ALung Technologies has announced plans to fundraise a total of $12 million for financing, with $3.75 million raised so far.
http://bit.ly/1E664qW

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Alung Technologies Just Had Published Form D About $12.00 million Fundraising - Octafinance

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Alung Technologies Just Had Published Form D About $12.00 million Fundraising. Why Alung Technologies Inc Needs Financing?

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Congratulations to portfolio company Medrobotics on their Rising Star recognition at the New England Innovation Awards. http://yhoo.it/1F7OUxb

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Medrobotics® Corporation Named a Winner at 2015 New England Innovation Awards

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Medrobotics Corp., a surgical products company with core competencies in medical robotics, announced today that it was named a winner and a Rising Star at the prestigious New England Innovation Awards presented annually by the Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc., .

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 19, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Eagle Ventures President, Mel Pirchesky highlights the importance of connecting with incubators to get startup funds, saying,

“Innovation Works, the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Idea Foundry and the successful incubators can get you in front of the right people.” http://bit.ly/1EEUjsd

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Funding tips from the top: How young firms should seek VC money - Pittsburgh Business Times

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The Business Times asked executives at some of the region’s venture capital and private equity firms about the state of VC here and what young firms need to keep in mind as they seek funding.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Pittsburgh ranked 17 overall in NerdWallet.com’s list of best cities to start your own business, but Wallethub.com ranked it as 111. Compare both study’s findings here: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/morning-edition/2015/04/is-pittsburgh-a-good-place-to-start-a-business.html

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Is Pittsburgh a good place to start a business? Two new studies offer very different ratings for...

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Two new studies offer very different takes on how nurturing an environment southwestern Pennsylvania is for new companies.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

How are Millennials transforming the healthcare technology industry? PLSG President and CEO, John Manzetti, discusses the top 6 ways in our latest blog. http://bit.ly/1ACFwNY

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6 Ways Millennials Are Driving The Healthcare Technology Industry

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healthcare it startups, health startup, healthcare tech startups, health tech startups, Healthcare technology industry

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 11, 2015 at 11:19 pm

The 2015 BIO International Conference is from June 15-18. Find event details here: http://convention.bio.org/attend/

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Attend BIO | 2015 BIO International Convention

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BIO covers the wide spectrum of life science innovations and application areas. Drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy are just a few of the industries represented at the BIO International Convention. Read more: BIO by the Numbers.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Our CIO, Jim Jordan, talks about the 4 key considerations entrepreneurs should know when developing a digital health app. What are they? http://bit.ly/1FNRoCQ

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4 Key Considerations When Developing a Digital Health App

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trends in life sciences industry, health startups, healthcare and life sciences industry

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

These 24 startup ideas, including pharmaceuticals, biotech and healthcare are what most venture capitalists are interested in funding, according to a recent report. http://read.bi/1GFBR6C

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24 startup ideas that investors are begging to fund

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Build these and investors will come.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

The Pittsburgh Tech Council’s spinout, FortyX80, is hosting 4 free entrepreneur workshops from the Angel Resource Institute programs during June’s CREate Festival. Find out how to register here: http://bit.ly/1zqp0pe

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Angel Resource Institute hosted by FortyX80

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Angel Resource Institute hosted by FortyX80 Angel Resource Institute programs are part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Power of Angel Investing series of seminars and workshop. Programs are delivered by active investors who have 10-plus years of angel investment and entrepreneurial leaders…

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMay 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Cohera Medical’s surgical glue, TissuGlu, has been approved by the FDA to be used inside the body. http://bit.ly/1GJm7zl

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First Surgical Glue Approved for Use Inside the Body

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The first biodegradable surgical glue for internal use has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While medical sealants and liquid bandages are becoming more common, none ha...

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Women Who Tech is launching a startup challenge to showcase and raise funds for woman-led companies that are solving real-life problems. Find out how to apply here: http://bit.ly/1EcqZNT

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Women Startup Challenge

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Did you know that only 7% of Investor money goes to women-led startups? We want to crush this dismal stat. Can you join us at Women Who Tech's Startup Challenge and TeleSummit, in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects?

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Venture capital investments in life sciences are at their highest level since 2008, with U.S. healthcare startups raising a record $3.9 billion in the first quarter of 2015. http://on.wsj.com/1HVdFiq

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Health-Care Startups Raise Record $3.9 Billion in Venture Capital in First Quarter

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U.S. medical startups raised a record $3.9 billion in venture capital in the first quarter of 2015 amid rising investor interest in biotechnology, digital health and health-care services.

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Facebook IconApril 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

PLSG companies Treatspace, PHRQL (freckle) and others are in Pittsburgh Business Times' top 2014 investments list. See the full list here: bit.ly/1FrZoZZ

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The top Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Innovation Works investments in 2014 - Pittsburgh...

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Here are the top Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Innovation Works investment recipients, ranked by the combined amount invested in 2014. This list was printed in the April 24-30 Weekly Edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A recent report found that the number of investments in Pittsburgh technology for the first quarter of 2015 rose, but the dollar amount dropped. Why? http://bit.ly/1E9XD4s

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Pittsburgh tech firms' deals up but dollar values drop in 1Q - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Seegrid, Avere each raise about $11M, according to MoneyTree Report.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

The CEOs for Cities Workshop in June will showcase Pittsburgh as an innovative city. Want to attend the event? Get more details here: http://bit.ly/1czuS51

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Pittsburgh will host 200 city leaders from across the nation at the CEOs for Cities workshop in June.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Who are the best corporate venture capitalists in the life sciences industry? MedCity News is conducting a survey to find out. You can cast your vote here: http://bit.ly/1NRdvxj

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Which are the best life science corporate VCs? Take MedCity News' survey

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We need your help in getting better information on life science corporate venture capital funds. Will you share your thoughts on corporate VCs as well as the state of life science investing in general?

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

MedRespond is teaming up with Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville to provide patients with interactive educational videos that answer questions and help them better prepare for heart surgery. http://bit.ly/1aXdZjG

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Forbes Hospital pilots on-demand patient education - Pittsburgh Business Times

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South Side-based MedRespond LLC develops the program.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

PLSG's Jim Jordan and Don Taylor are at the #ACAAngelSummit in San Diego this week! http://ow.ly/LF1Ic

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Facebook IconApril 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Over 70% of investors are open to impact investing, and according to a recent report, Millennials and women are leading the trend. Learn more about impact investing trends here: http://bit.ly/1N4iLgN

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Over 70 Percent of Investors Keen on Sustainable Investing: Morgan Stanley Survey | Justmeans

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investors have been increasingly showing an inclination to develop portfolios that offer competitive financial returns while also promoting sustainability. Particularly, over the last decade, a new wave of investors representing billions of dollars in capital has emerged that…

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Facebook IconApril 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Are you an entrepreneur whose innovations can solve important problems and make an impact on society? Don’t miss your chance to enter the UpPrize Challenge! Submission deadline is April 15th. http://upprize.org/

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UpPrize | BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge

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UpPrize, BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge, is a competition for entrepreneurs working to solve important problems of our day.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Digital applications can improve patient health and treatment. But often, the most disadvantaged patients are the ones that lack access to these tools. Google Ventures discusses the complexities of digital health and what they look for in health startups. http://bit.ly/1PguE1H

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Google Ventures GP highlights complexities of using digital health to help disadvantaged patients

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Given Google Ventures’ profile in healthcare investment, the companies it chooses to back make folks sit up and take notice. In a rare talk, Google Ventures General Partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant…

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Join @James F. Jordan at Angel Capital Association Wednesday April 15th for a breakfast discussion on Positioning Life Science Companies for Accurate Valuation and Strong Exit.

http://www.plsg.com/life-sciences-companies-valuation-exits/

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Positioning Life Sciences Companies for Accurate Valuation and Strong Exits

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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A new report by Rock Health finds that only 6% of digital health startups are founded by women entrepreneurs. Why are there so few female-led startups? http://bit.ly/1xTKbPO

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Data Show Few Digital Health Startups Led by Women - iHealthBeat

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Data compiled by Rock Health show that just 6% of digital health startups that have received at least $2 million in capital in the last four years are led by women. Some stakeholders say the low percentage is the result of too few women in the field, but others say the problem is not due to the lack…

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconApril 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched InnovateHER, a competition to support entrepreneurs whose innovations are making an impact in women’s lives. Learn more about the challenge here: http://1.usa.gov/16AbCRD

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Office of Women's Business Ownership | InnovateHER | U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov

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We know that our workforce looks very different from 50 years ago. Women now make up nearly half of the labor force and play a critical role in our nation’s economic prosperity. Most children live in households where all parents work. And as our population ages, families are increasingly caring for…