LSGPA: A Venture Capital Investment Company for Life Sciences Enterprises in Central Pennsylvania
At the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA), we are committed to advancing the life sciences and improving the lives of Pennsylvanians through innovations in healthcare and enhanced economic opportunity.
Since 2002, we have been actively funding healthcare technology companies in their very earliest stages, from emerging entities and companies seeking to expand or relocate, to university-based researchers or technology development groups.
In addition to early stage funding, we also provide connections to other investors, strategic partners, and resources, as well as consulting expertise that enables the transition from discovery to commercialization and drives companies forward.
Our team offers years of collective entrepreneurial, operational and corporate governance experience. And the relationships forged add extraordinary value to our portfolio companies.
LSGPA Investment Philosophy
LSGPA’s investment philosophy is consistent with its ambitions to improve human health and provide a strong base for regional business development. A typical investment is founded on a novel life sciences technology with strong market potential that is supported by a skilled management team and sound financial plan. Further, the investee will have demonstrated a long-term commitment to Pennsylvania and a high likelihood of raising matching funds and/or follow-on funding.
When biotechnology advances healthcare and the regional economy, every Pennsylvania resident wins. If you meet these criteria, apply now!
LSGPA History and Mission
LSGPA was created expressly to stimulate creation and growth of new life sciences enterprises. The organization partners with a range of institutions, including local research universities, colleges, medical centers, economic development agencies and companies small and large to identify needs and opportunities. LSGPA then works to help transfer technologies, develop new companies, provide support for existing companies (particularly those seeking to expand or relocate), and ensure that the infrastructure necessary to support a thriving life sciences industry keeps pace with development.