IllinoisVENTURES Case Studies

IllinoisVENTURES is committed to helping entrepreneurs and technical founders build world-changing businesses with the potential to create new market opportunities or significantly expand existing ones. During the course of the past ten years we have led or collaborated on the initial funding of over 75 new ventures spanning a broad spectrum of scientific and technological innovation across multiple domains.

Personify

Personify


February 5, 2016    illinoisftp

Personify, a 3D computer vision company founded out of the University of Illinois, has been involved with IllinoisVENTURES from it’s very earliest stage. The IllinoisVENTURES team has provided critical guidance to Personify, from assessing market fit to bringing the technology to market to helping close key business deals.

 

“IllinoisVENTURES serves a critical role in the commercialization of university research,” according to Dr. Sanjay Patel, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and founder of Personify. “They’re very comfortable with early stage investments, including the cutting edge technologies that often come out of university research.”

 

Diagnostic Photonics

Diagnostic Photonics


February 4, 2016    illinoisftp

IllinoisVENTURES has provided strategy, guidance and support to the founding team at Diagnostic Photonics, a successful Chicago-based startup developing advanced medical imaging technology. From helping them find the right application of their technology to partnering to craft the company vision, IllinoisVENTURES has been a key contributor to the success of the company. “IllinoisVENTURES came in at a very early stage to provide strategy, guidance and support to the founding team,” said Andrew Cittadine, President & CEO, Diagnostic Photonics. “They helped guide the discussion around the application of our technology and were instrumental in helping us find the right business application. They were a partner in crafting the vision of how this tech went to market and has been a key contributor to the success of the company,” says Cittadine.