Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners

A Pennsylvania based venture capital fund founded in 2009.

Osage University Partners (OUP) is a Pennsylvania venture capital firm founded in 2009.

OUP seeks to invest in companies founded by scientists, academics and students in software, hardware, therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics sectors.

The company's portfolio includes Artizan Biosciences, Cleave Therapeutics, Cyteir Therapeutics, Everactive, IonQ, Landos Biopharma, Menlo Security, Menlo Security, PMV Pharmaceuticals and SiFive, etc.

OUP manages $600M and is investing out of a $273M fund as of November 2019.

Timeline

2009

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Cell Design Labs

A biotechnology company founded in 2015 which operates as a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences and Kite Pharma. The company developed a platform for custom cell engineering called synNotch to be used for anticancer therapies. Their system can also be used to develop cell-based therapies for autoimmune and degenerative disorders.

Precision BioSciences is a biotechnology developing a gene editing platform for the creation of cell therapies, gene therapies, and agricultural products.

Synthetic biology company that created novel DNA base pairs and uses them to incorporate novel amino acids into proteins for potential therapeutics in areas of cancer and autoimmune disorders.

A software company that develops products for global security purposes. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013.

U.S-based Cisco subsidiary designing fabless silicon photonics semiconductors.

Vor BioPharma is a biotechnology company developing hematopoietic stem cell therapy treatments for cancer.

A research and development company for miRNA-directed treatments for cancer and other diseases

A clinical research organization that gives services to rising pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies

Corelight is a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company offering network traffic analysis to detect and mitigate cyberattacks.

Gevo is an Englewood, California-based producer of biofuels and cost-effective fossil fuel alternatives.

A company that develops molecular imaging agents to detect and monitor chronic human diseases

Sera Prognostics is a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic tests for possible pregnancy and birth complications.

Neuros Medical is a Willoughby, Ohio-based company founded in 2008 by Jon J. Snyder.

SolarBridge Technologies is an Austin, Texas-based electronics company.

SiFive is a San Francisco-based company founded by Krste Asanović.

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics is a San Francisco-based biotechnology company and developer of cancer immunotherapies designed to target the tumor microenvironment.

A company focused on developing treatments for immune diseases

An immunotherapy company developing approaches to enable the body's immune system to fight against diseases

A biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for inner and middle ear diseases

Vector Launch is a Tucson, Arizona-based company founded by John Garvey, Shaun Coleman and Eric Besnard.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Kirsten Leute

Senior Vice President of University Relations

Louis Berneman

Founding Partner

Marc Singer

Managing Partner

Robert Adelson

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Anurag Agarwal

Senior Associate Life Science

Beth Grafstrom

Vice President of Finance

Bill Harrington

Managing Partner

Britt Kennett

Executive Assistant

Claudia Dunnous

Chief Financial Officer

David Dorsey

Senior Associate Technology

Elan Cramer

Analyst

Jaimie Testai

Best Practices Manager University Relations

John Lee

Principal Technology

Kumar Patel

Senior Fund Accountant Finance

Manny Stockman

Principal Technology

Matthew Cohen

Partner

Natasha Azar

Senior Manager of University Relations

University Relations

Stephanie Stehman

Principal Life Science

Further reading

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Author
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Date

Osage University Partners Raises Third Fund For University Research Spinouts

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Artizan Biosciences

Cleave Therapeutics

Cyteir Therapeutics

Everactive

IonQ

Landos Biopharma

Menlo Security

Menlo Security

PMV Pharmaceuticals

SiFive

References

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