Strategic Fundraising

A robust startup ecosystem cannot thrive without funding. And while fundraising is a critical part of scaling a startup, raising pre-seed and seed capital can be particularly challenging in the Midwest. That’s why the Purdue Foundry offers a variety of programs and coaching services to help founders learn best practices, hone your pitching skills, support your research, and even facilitate introductions when you’re ready.

If you’re an active member of our ecosystem and interested in learning about the funding opportunities and strategic support offered by the Purdue Foundry, reach out to us at We’re here to help!

Our investment funds

In partnership with the Purdue Research Foundation and various other organizations, endowments, private investors, and state entities, the Purdue Foundry makes strategic investments in startups within our ecosystem, with a primary focus on startups with Purdue IP and Purdue lineage.

The Purdue Foundry has invested over $10 million since it was formed and manages or co-manages four investment funds, each with a different thesis.

  • Ag-Celerator
  • Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund
  • Foundry Investment Fund
  • Purdue Startup Fund

If you are interested in partnering or investing with Purdue Foundry, please contact us at

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