20 South Sarah Street St. Louis, MO 63108 314-615-6355 info@biogenerator.org

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Overview

BioGenerator’s investment activities focus on providing access to investment capital for early stage companies. We do this by:

  • Making investments grounded in rigorous due diligence
  • Providing investments through three funds: Pre-Seed, Seed and Post-Seed
  • Developing strategic relationships with qualified investors on behalf of portfolio companies
  • De-risking funding opportunities by funding select portfolio companies at various stages of development

Investment Principles

  1. Selective: Invest in ~5% of opportunities on an annual basis; select the highest quality opportunities that fit our strategy within a business sector and align with our mission
  2. Empirical: De-risking by deploying smaller amounts of capital initially enables the best of the 5% to be identified through testing of management, technology, market, IP, etc.
  3. Disciplined: Drive to no-go decisions quickly for small amounts of capital
  4. Constructive: Continuous evaluation and enhancement of management
  5. Alignment of Capital & Quality: Largest investments are made in those who prove, over time and based on accomplishment of milestones, that they are the most likely to return capital and to accomplish our mission

Investment Criteria

  • St. Louis region or willingness to relocate
  • Strong management team with deep sector experience
  • Ability to raise additional capital alongside BioGenerator
  •  Plant and life sciences markets (broadly defined – see sectors)
  • Intellectual property strategy (if applicable)
  • Achievable milestones that reduce risk during the funding period
  • Strong understanding of market and strategic opportunity
  • Stage appropriate probability of success and ROI

Sectors

  • Therapeutics
  • Medical devices
  • Research tools
  • Ag-biotech
  • Animal health
  • Nutrition
  • Diagnostics
  • Healthcare services
  • Research services
  • IT applications to life sciences

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