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:

$20M

TOTAL IN COMMITTED INVESTMENTS

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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180+

INVESTMENTS IN 75 COMPANIES

CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
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Over
$900M

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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 be showcased as innovative city at CEOs for Cities national workshop here -...

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

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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 be showcased as innovative city at CEOs for Cities national workshop here -...

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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 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.

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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.

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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…

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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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Click here to watch video. Click here to view slides. ...

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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…

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Facebook IconApril 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm

The University of Pittsburgh was recently awarded a $300K grant from the National Science Foundation to create an Innovation Corps Site to help student entrepreneurs turn their research into commercialization. http://bit.ly/1DnjFR4

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NSF I-Corp designation to help Pitt further commercialization efforts - Pittsburgh Business Times

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The university has been undergoing sweeping changes in how faculty research is turned into products under new chancellor, Patrick Gallagher.

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Facebook IconApril 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Which universities produce the most entrepreneurs? In a new study, Carnegie Mellon is in the top 10 and leads in the amount of venture capital raised. http://ow.ly/KKhfN

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Which universities are producing the most startup founders? - AGBeat

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Netflix, PayPal, and Google all had to start somewhere, but have you ever wondered where, and which universities are turning out the most startup founders?

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMarch 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Discover your leadership style at the Women in Bio - Pittsburgh event tonight at 6 PM.

Find more event details here: http://womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=24408

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WIB-Pittsburgh Women’s History Month Practicing Leadership: Discover Your Leadership Style

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Women In Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.

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Facebook IconMarch 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

A recent article in Entrepreneur says, “Pittsburgh has become one of the best areas to start a healthcare-oriented venture.” Learn why: http://entm.ag/1HsWthu

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Where Niche Industries Are Thriving – and Why

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From food to software, the best niche industries maximize their region to find success.

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Facebook IconMarch 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Seven of our portfolio companies: ALung Technologies Inc., Cognition Therapeutics, Cohera Medical, Complexa, Intelomed, Rinovum Women's Health Inc., and Wright Therapy made the Pittsburgh Business Times’ list of 2014 Investment Highlights. http://ow.ly/KKgCe

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Pittsburgh Investment Highlights 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Facebook IconMarch 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

New technology trends will continue to disrupt healthcare, according to former AOL CEO Steve Case.

He says, “If you’re an entrepreneur in St. Louis or Des Moines or Minneapolis or Pittsburgh, you’re gonna have great opportunities to build companies on the back of these trends.” http://bit.ly/1MHJ8p9

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Former AOL CEO Steve Case on the web's 'third wave'

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The venture capitalist discusses how the web has changed 30 years from AOL's start

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Facebook IconMarch 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Healthcare Reform implementation is nearing an end - equates to business model stability here's why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWf0LUHBnwE

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2015-03-25 HCM HC Reform

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Healthcare Reform is entering its 5th year - what initiatives remain?