About Us

About:

Innosphere Ventures is a science and technology incubator that accelerates business success of startups and emerging growth companies with an exclusive commercialization program, specialized office and laboratory facilities, and a seed stage venture capital fund.

The commercialization program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, connecting founders with experienced advisors and early hires, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, and accelerating top line revenue growth. This is accomplished through efficient, personalized growth strategies that streamline each entrepreneur’s path to success.

Our Mission

Innosphere has been supporting startups for over 22 years and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission to create jobs and grow Colorado’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Innosphere creates long-term, regional economic impact by offering our clients access to a broad network of specialized resources.

We support motivated entrepreneurs in many B2B industries, including but not limited to:
◉ Bioscience, Medical Device, MedTech
◉ Energy, Advanced Materials, Cleantech
◉ Enterprise Software, Hardware, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence

MEET THE INNOSPHERE VENTURES TEAM:

Mike Freeman – Chief Executive Officer

Aziza Syed – Director of Real Estate and Facilities

Scott Sampl – Chief Operating Officer

Emily Wilson – Director of Communications

Bill Dieterich – SAGE Program Director

Susan Strong – SAGE Program Director

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGERS:

Ben Walker – Client Manager

Joanna (Joey) Money – Client Manager

Tom Fuhr – Client Manager

Mark Gorham – Climate Tech Program Manager

Timothy Jones – Client Manager & CorporateLink Director

David Raymes – Client Manager

Kevin Noble – Life Sciences Program Manager

THE INNOSPHERE VENTURES FUND TEAM:

Mike Freeman, Innosphere Fund GP

Mike Freeman – Innosphere Fund GP

John Smith – Innosphere Fund II

Mark Newhouse, Innosphere Fund

Mark Newhouse – General Partner

Student Research Associates and University Ambassadors:

Innosphere’s Research Associates and Graduate Student Ambassadors work directly with Innosphere staff and advisors to ensure our client companies are receiving quality research around their competitor strengths, market sizing, merger and acquisition activity, target market, investor deal history, and valuation bracketing.

We’re looking for students who want to become Innosphere Research Associates!
For more information and to apply, please contact Tim Jones.

Clayton Castro – Research Associate

Elizabeth Stienike – Research Associate

Suhaas Narayanan – Research Associate

Teagan Janssen – Research Associate

Jack DeWolf – Associate

Megan McCarthy – Marketing Associate

Mike Freeman, Innosphere Fund GP

Yusef Farah – CSU Ventures Ambassador

Mike Freeman, Innosphere Fund GP

Catherine (Kate) McMahon – CSU Ventures Ambassador

Mike Freeman, Innosphere Fund GP

Melissa Schenkel – CSU Ventures Ambassador

Mike Freeman, Innosphere Fund GP

Darby Gilfillan – Research Associate

FOSTERING INNOVATION

Innosphere is an impact organization, accelerating entrepreneurship and job creation.
In the last few years, Innosphere Client Companies have collectively achieved the following metrics.

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Capital Raised
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Colorado Jobs Created
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Graduated Companies

WE HAVE WORLD CLASS ACCELERATOR RESOURCES FOR SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS

  • Commercialization and Incubation Program

  • Venture Capital Fund

  • Office & Lab Facilities

WE OFFER DIFFERENT PROGRAM FOR DIFFERENT STAGES:

As you know better than anyone, receiving exceptional business support is a critical factor that can determine if a startup will be able to make progress in a tough economy. That’s exactly why this upcoming commercialization program is specifically designed to provide science and technology companies with the needed mentorship to survive the economic fallout of COVID-19 while continuing to gain customers, raise capital, and connect with experienced advisors and corporate partners.

After joining the cohort with aligned companies, your experience begins with a commercialization program that focuses on:
🤝 Gaining Customers
💸 Raising Capital, Exit Strategies, and Fundraising Education
🚀 Connecting founders with experienced advisors, early hires, and corporate partners
📈 Building and Retaining the Best Talent
💡 Operational Excellence
💻 Researching your target market
💬 Providing you with a dedicated client manager and a diverse team to support you
✏️ Connections to subject matter experts and experienced advisors

Innosphere has unique programming to support emerging growth companies. Companies in the Scaleup Program typically have annual revenue of at least $500,000 and a desire to have an annual growth rate of 100% or more for the next 3 – 5 years.

MEET INNOSPHERE VENTURE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brian RobinsonInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberWealth Advisor

John LeonardInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberFairfield & Woods, P.C.

Brian RobinsonInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberWealth Advisor

Jennifer PinsonneaultInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberSenior Program Manager, City of Boulder

Dr. Alan RudolphInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberVice President for Research, Colorado State University

Jeremy HeldInnosphere Executive Committee, Board MemberManaging Director, Bow River Capital

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