About Purdue Ventures

WHO WE ARE

Purdue Ventures

Purdue Ventures is the organizational consolidation of all Purdue startup funding entities under a single managing umbrella. We oversee the deployment of multiple sources of capital that are currently supporting Purdue’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

OUR FUNDING

Purdue Ventures Partnerships

Purdue Ventures is organized under the auspices of the Purdue Foundry. There are different funding programs to help startups, that will continue to be supported by the Purdue Research Foundation, our partnering organizations, various endowments, private investors and state entities, all now overseen by Purdue Ventures.

OUR FUNDS

Purdue Venture's Five Funds

Ag-Celerator

An accelerator and investment program to help launch startups based on Purdue plant sciences innovations focused on advancing crop traits and generating higher yields.

Fall 2017 Application.

Deadline to apply is September 28, 2017 at midnight.

Eligibility Criteria

Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund

Operated jointly by the Purdue Foundry and Elevate Ventures this fund provides small investments to qualified Foundry client companies for proof-of-concept activities.

Foundry Investment Fund

A life sciences, side-car fund that can match up to 30% of smart money capital investments in Purdue-connected companies.

Purdue Angels

This is a network of angel and other private investors with an interest in the Purdue technology ecosystem. The main activity is one of providing deal flow to its members.

Purdue Startup Fund

Partnership between the Purdue Research Foundation and University Development Office to maximize Purdue’s commitment to serve others through the commercialization of innovations. Ultimately, this is expected to become another source of early-stage capital for our startup companies.

Apply for a Purdue Ventures Fund

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