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OBMedical

OBMedical (Newberry, FL)

(June 2014)

OBMedical is a medical device company commercializing the LaborView™ sensor system – a wireless, electrode-based, electronic maternal-fetal monitor sensor replacement system that measures labor contractions and the heart rates of both mother and child. The LaborView™ sensor system will replace current outdated sensors with more accurate, reliable, and comfortable sensors, enabling a safer and more cost-effective obstetric monitoring system with greater patient satisfaction. It is compatible with legacy electronic fetal monitors..

 

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Proterra (Greenville, SC)

(June 2014, December 2013, December 2012, May 2011)

Proterra was founded with a vision to design and manufacture world-leading, advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles powered solely by clean domestic fuels. Hill formed Proterra to develop and deliver the “bus of tomorrow” to meet a need expressed by the Federal Transit Administration. With the launch of its fast charge EcoRide™ BE35 battery electric bus, Proterra has become the leading innovator of zero-emission commercial vehicle solutions. Proterra’s products help transit agencies deliver clean, quiet running, rider and neighborhood-friendly vehicles that also meet government regulations and local mandates.

 

KIYATEC, Inc.  (Greenville, SC)

(April 2014, October 2013, April 2012)

KIYATEC Inc. is a life sciences company enabling better in vitro models of complex human biology through perfused 3D cell-based assays and enabling products. Its 3DKUBE™ technology platform conveniently and cost effectively models complex human biology using segregated cell co-culture. 3DKUBE cell-based assays create better in vitro prediction of complex biochemical responses in humans, with a focus on evaluation of drug toxicity and efficacy prior to use in human clinical trials.

 

Southeast TechInventures/AgInventures (Research Triangle Park, NC)

(April 2014, July 2010, December, 2008)

Southeast TechInventures works with university-based inventors to accelerate the commercialization of technologies and intellectual property (IP) in the areas of biotechnology (bioengineering and medical devices), photonics (optics and displays), information technology, materials, and nanotechnologies.

 

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Pandoodle (Columbia, SC)

(April 2014, March 2013)

Pandoodle is a technology company that makes media more valuable. Their flagship technology, AdHere, enables consumers to customize, personalize and interact with media in novel ways that were previously unavailable. They integrate all types of media — live action video, animation, CGI, and gaming — to create engaging and hyper-valuable solutions and campaigns.

 

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The Iron Yard (Greenville, SC)

(January 2014, March 2013, November 2011)

The Iron Yard Labs is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, seed fund and Code Academy based in Greenville, SC.  The Iron Yard Accelerator is a member of the acclaimed and successful Global Accelerator Network, and the Iron Yard Academy is teaching code in cities across the Southeast.

 

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Avadim (Asheville, NC)

(December 2013, June 2013)

Avadim is the maker of Theraworx,™ a clinically advanced, topical formulation containing the Silver Advantage that is designed to cleanse and nourish the skin. Containing no alcohols, glycols, CHG, triclosan, or any other harsh ingredients, it leaves your skin soft and comfortable rather than cracked and dry. Patented in 2002, this product has blossomed into a full line of skin healthy products safe for the entire family, but strong enough for the clinician.

 

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Physcient, Inc. (Durham, NC)

(August 2013)

Physcient brings modern technology to hand-held surgical instruments that have remained unchanged for decades. These venerable instruments — used in every hospital — contribute to pain, lengthy recoveries, and post-operative complications, imposing large, hidden costs of care. The company envisions smart instruments that speed recovery and improve patients’ lives. Unlike complicated minimally invasive procedures, surgeons will find it easy to adopt our instruments because we won’t change surgical procedures.

 

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Gastke (San Francisco, CA)

(July 2013)

Gastke is the developer of the first cloud-based auditing package for use by CPAs. Their product handles all areas of auditing, from trial balance functionality to generating financial statements.

 

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CharlestonPharma (Charleston, SC)

(January 2013)

CharlestonPharma is focused on developing innovative therapeutic antibodies and related diagnostic tests for cancer patients and healthcare providers.

 

Cirtemo (Columbia, SC)

(December 2012)

Cirtemo designs and manufactures patented optical filters, called Multivariate Optical Elements, which are encoded to detect/measure complex chemical compounds and attributes. Cirtemo’s patented Multivariate Optical Element platform enables optical systems to perform high value detection and analysis at the speed of light, to a variety of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices, agriculture, food and beverage, pet nutrition, environmental, plastics, and multiple cleantech applications.

 

RidePost (Greenville, SC)

(October 2012)

RidePost is a trusted ridesharing community where travelers meet and share rides across the U.S.  It’s a friendlier way to travel—one that’s good for the environment, good for your wallet, and great for getting to know new people.  RidePost is a graduate of the Iron Yard Accelerator.

 

Zipit Wireless (Greenville, SC)

(August 2012, December 2011, August 2010)

Zipit develops and licenses device software and operates network services for communications, consumer electronics, and enterprise technology companies that want to enable, connect, and manage wireless devices.

 

Butcher Shoppe International (Greenville, SC)

(July 2012, December 2011, January 2011, November 2009)

New York Butcher Shoppes is a franchise, gourmet, neighborhood butcher shop concept that specializes in high-quality aged meats, prepared foods and wines. At the time of investment, the franchise includes 11 stores across the Carolinas and Georgia.

 

Virtual Race Bags (Charlotte, NC)

(May 2012)

Virtual Race Bags offers endurance events (running, triathlon, etc.) an integrated, semi-custom, online platform that enables them to efficiently deliver messages, ads, offers, and other promotions from event sponsors and advertisers to event participants. The VRB platform also supports full e-commerce directly from within the event’s customized site.

 

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American Titanium Works (Laurens, SC)

(April 2012) 

ATI will produce melted and rolled titanium products through innovative processes that reduce the costs and lead times associated with traditional titanium production, making the product desirable to a broader range of industries including defense, industrial, commercial, consumer and emerging markets.

 

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Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc. (Marlborough, MA & Greenville, SC)

(May 2011)

Spectra Analysis Instruments is a developer and maker of next-generation Molecular Analysis instruments that solve the critical limitations of current Infrared technology for the essential analysis of complex materials. Spectra’s Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) systems are fully automated to gas and liquid chromatography for analysis of complex mixtures providing high fidelity solid phase spectra for a broad range of life science and other industrial applications.

 

SERRUS Real Estate Fund I (Greenville, SC)

(February 2010)

Residential real estate fund taking advantage of cash purchases of distressed mid-market homes.

 

Sensory Analytics (Greensboro, NC)

(July 2009, November 2008)

Sensory Analytics is a fast-growing leader in the development of high precision coating thickness and color measurement systems for manufacturers.SpecMetrix® and SpecMetrix® Dark coating measurement systems are uniquely able to bring real-time coating thickness measurement and process validation to manufacturers within the aerospace, metal container and industrial coatings markets.

 

HS Pharmaceuticals (Greenville, SC)

(August 2008)

HS Pharma is a unique pharmaceutical/biotech hybrid company that markets and sells proprietary products for the treatment of skin wounds, burns and infections, while pursuing basic R&D initiatives in the fields of infectious disease, immunology and cancer.