ATP – A translational venture capital firm generating market-leading returns and sustainable impact from university startups

Our mission – The advancement of science from university research efforts into the market, with the goals of both benefitting society and generating sustainable economics for all of our stakeholders.

Our Team’s Proven Results

Cumulative Years of VC Experience
Companies Invested
Millions Invested
Billion Realized
M&A Exits
Early-stage Venture

About Us

ATP is an early stage venture capital organization changing the way university innovations impact the world. We are not a traditional VC, we are a platform. A platform of interconnected resources with the mission of creating tangible value from the brightest, yet most underserved minds in society.

US Heartland universities receive over $50B of research funding yet are severely under utilized by the traditional venture capital industry. ATP works directly with innovators from the early research-translation to later phases, with particular emphasis on Pre-seed (Launch), Seed (Nurture) and Series A (Scale) funding stages. ATP powers the earliest stages of firm development, creating returns for our investors and sustainable impact in such focus areas as: gender-disparity access and economic development in underserved regions.

The ATP team has worked with university innovators, first-time and seasoned entrepreneurs, top-tier VC firms and global non-profits. This diversity brings value-add from zero to one and beyond.

Where We Look

Emerging University Technologies

Currently over 140 proto-startups at universities across the US heartland

Health: Women's, Care, Life Sciences, & Devices

Behavioral research, Biomedical & Biological Technologies, Bioinformatics, Biocompatible materials & sensors, Computational biology, Nanotechnologies, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices, Proteomics / Genomics, and Women’s health


Materials science, Energy – Alternative & Traditional, Infrastructure, Transportation

Enterprise Innovation

AI & cognitive computing, blockchain, 3D printing & imaging, online commerce, supply chain/logistics

Why Now?

VC has right-sized, Global cash is seeking yields, Formation & early-stage is where wealth is created
US Heartland markets are ripe for more early-stage venture funding
Result of team’s long-standing university & national research lab relationships
Following “best-in-class” incubation process enhances the resources available to portfolio investments