2014 3RVF Sponsors
BDO USA, LLP
BDO provides assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. We offer a sophisticated array of services and the global capabilities of the world’s fifth largest accounting and consulting network, combined with the personal attention of experienced professionals.
BlueTree Allied Angels
BlueTree Allied Angels is a group of accredited investors that invests in regional, early-stage companies. Our members-only organization operates as a network of private equity investors that meet monthly to evaluate and consider pre-institutional investments.
Leveraging our members’ knowledge and experience helps to mitigate investment risk, thus, strengthening the probability of investment success. Although the membership works together as a group to efficiently and effectively evaluate investment opportunities, each member makes his or her own individual investment decisions.
Chrysalis Ventures manages one of Mid-America’s largest funds for early-stage and growth investments with approximately $400 million under management. Since 1993, we have invested in over 65 companies, primarily in the Healthcare and Technology sectors. With headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Chrysalis has offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor. We seek to partner with entrepreneurs to build enduring businesses in industries undergoing significant transformation.
Chrysalis partners with talented entrepreneurs by providing the business intelligence, market knowledge, deep resources and financial discipline that are critical to success. We take a direct, straightforward approach in our work and our relationships, challenging ourselves and entrepreneurs to exceed expectations and deliver superior results.
Founded in 2002, Idea Foundry is focused on creating jobs in the Pittsburgh Region through the validation and commercialization of innovations, particularly in the Healthcare & Life Sciences, Education & Entertainment Technology, Social Enterprise, Water, and Advanced Materials sectors.
We understand business… from the inside out.™
Lynch Weis is a full-service business law firm that represents regional and national clients as advisors and advocates in state and federal courts, and administrative fora in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Since 2002, the attorneys at Lynch Weis have been providing trusted legal and strategic advice to companies and individuals in helping them to achieve their business objectives.
We know that to be exceptional business lawyers, we have to understand business from the inside out™. With experience as former business owners, executives and in-house counsel, our attorneys know what it means to run a business and are deliberately selected for their respective areas of expertise.
Our team draws on broad experience to deliver optimal solutions to our clients’ business objectives in every situation. We believe that excellent legal guidance requires a proactive, dedicated and responsive approach, with a focus on client communication and accessibility by all members of our legal team.
In serving the business community, our attorneys focus on numerous practice areas including:
- Corporate Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business Succession
- Business Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Employment Law
- Real Estate
- Intellectual Property
- Municipal Law
- Estate Planning
We are proud to have received the dual distinction of being named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania and also being selected as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Region in both 2012 and 2013. Lynch Weis is based in Cranberry Township and operates a satellite office in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Lewis’s Emerging Business and Technology Practice serves as an integral resource to hundreds of emerging growth companies in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. We offer our clients a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to solving problems; a value-added network; and access to sources of capital. With firm offices in major technology centers and the legal resources of an international law firm, we offer emerging growth businesses localized, personalized, and effective long-term representation from start-up to maturity. The practice is versed in all aspects of the emerging growth company life cycle—from company formations, financings, partnering, and collaborations to executive compensation, employment matters, intellectual property protection, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansions.
Morgan Lewis’s reputation and relationships help entrepreneurs and investors make profitable decisions and connections. We keep clients close to the financing resources that fund today’s growing companies through our established relationships with the venture capital and investment banking communities in the New York, Mid-Atlantic, Silicon Valley, and international markets. Client industries served include information technology, clean technology and alternative energy, financial services, life sciences and biotechnology, and media.
River Cities Capital Funds
River Cities invests in world-class entrepreneurs − backing progressive, proven leaders in the markets of healthcare and information technology.
A consistent, cohesive team has honed its strategy over four prior funds with compelling performance. River Cities seeks to be a business partner first and a capital provider second, investing significant human capital to leverage its domain expertise and a network of thought leaders assembled over the last 20 years.
With more than $500 million of capital raised and a consistent track record of success, River Cities has established itself as a preferred source of growth capital. The Firm, located in Cincinnati, OH and Raleigh, NC, is actively seeking new investments for its fifth fund.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier commercial bank for companies in the technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine industries. SVB provides a comprehensive suite of financing solutions, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, Silicon Valley Bank provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves clients around the world through 27 U.S. offices and international operations in China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), with SVB Analytics, SVB Capital and SVB Private Bank. More information on the company can be found at www.svb.com.
Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System
WesBanco Bank, Inc.
WesBanco is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $6.1 billion, operating through 120 branch locations and 105 ATMs in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. WesBanco’s banking subsidiary is WesBanco Bank, Inc., headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. WesBanco also operates an insurance brokerage company, WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc., and a full service broker/dealer, WesBanco Securities, Inc.